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VincentCare is proud to be a diverse organisation and we want to wish a Happy Lunar New Year to all those celebrating today.

Over the past two weeks, our art therapy group has taken part in lantern making workshops, and this morning Client Volunteer Garry and Community Volunteer Evie decorated the Ozanam Community Centre (OCC) Dining Room with a colourful lantern display.

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My name is Jennie and I’m the Volunteer Coordinator for VincentCare’s Northern Community Hub. I support volunteers at our sites in Glenroy, Sunbury and the southern suburbs.

My career background is quite varied, which I think is a good thing. After doing a BA, I worked in marketing in the publishing industry, at a toy shop while living in London, information management at a law firm, and I’ve run my own dressmaking and craft business. 

vc 46T2251 Supported Employee Adam Wadds IntranetIn December last year, Ozanam Enterprises celebrated an important milestone, forty years in operation. The social enterprise was established in 1976 to provide ongoing, stable employment and training opportunities for people with disabilities.

The commercial business employs people with a disability to refurbish headsets for a major airline, package retail goods and disassemble TVs and computers as part of an e-waste recycling operation, which in the last 12 months diverted over 232,283 kilograms of landfill.

Adam Wadds has worked at Ozanam Enterprises for almost four years now. Adam, who has M.S. previously worked as an English teacher in Japan and brings his valuable teaching skills to his role at Ozanam Enterprises where he works as both manufacturing assistant and staff trainer.