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Order of Malta Australia

Volunteer Profiles

  • 03/02/2019

    Frst time BBQ volunteer, Pat Danker, shares her experience

    Our volunteers undertake BBQs at Tierney House Homeless service and Gorman House Drug and Alcohol Detoxification unit 3 times a week to socialise with residents. The units are in Darlinghurst and are part of St Vincent’s Hospital. Together the residents and volunteers cook and serve the BBQS and in doing so, residents are provided with [...]

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  • 05/12/2018

    Volunteer program publishes over 1,000 biographies for terminally ill patients

    Since 1992, Members of the Order of Malta in Victoria Australia have been involved in home based palliative care services in Melbourne and are currently partners in the Easter Palliative Care Association (EPC)*. EPC provides both terminally-ill clients and their families with medical and nursing services, psycho-social (social work, counselling, volunteers, music and massage therapy) [...]

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  • 18/10/2018

    Hygiene Packs for The Homeless – Volunteers needed!

    Each month nearly 200 Hygiene Packs for the Homeless, containing toothbrushes, toothpaste, soap and sanitary items for women are distributed by our Community Care Van volunteers in Sydney and Parramatta. With plans to extend the services further, this number will only increase. Hygiene packs are also in plan for the homeless in Brisbane. In addition [...]

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  • 11/07/2018

    Volunteer profile from the Asia Pacific Disabled Youth Camp

    The 2nd Order of Malta Asia Pacific Disabled Youth Camp was held in June and this year the Philippines were host. Team Australia consisted of four participants and their carers as well as two volunteers. We asked one volunteer, Maddy Hardjono to share her experiences of the camp.   Q: Tell us about your experiences [...]

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  • 27/09/2012

    Volunteer profile – Gorman House Detoxification Unit

      Since 2005, through a partnership with St Vincent’s Hospital, the NSW branch of the Order of Malta, has been supporting Gorman House in Sydney. If it were not for the NSW Branch’s financial assistance Gorman House would have been unable to continue functioning 7 days a week, 365 days a year. The branch also […]

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  • 29/08/2012

    Lourdes 2012 Pilgrimage – volunteer profile

    In the first weekend of May every year, Members and volunteers from all over the world travel to Lourdes to accompany the sick and disabled to pray and bathe in the holy waters. Olivia Meese, a member of the Australian delegation, shares her experience.

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The Australian Association

The Australian Association, formed in 1974, currently has in excess of 300 members and aspirant members across every State and Territory of Australia. We also have ongoing and strong links with the Order’s National Associations throughout the Asia Pacific Region including in Singapore and the Philippines and with members of the Order in New Zealand, Hong Kong SAR, Thailand and Korea. The Order of Malta is committed to serving Our Lords the Poor and Sick worldwide and has done so for over 900 years. This website shares with you the history, mission and current activities of the Order of Malta in Australia, and provides links to the work of the Order world-wide.