Merri Mates - matching volunteers with people with a disability

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What is it?

Merri Mates is a one-on-one social outreach program that matches volunteers with like-minded people with a disability based on mutual interest.

This program is for passionate people living with a disability who would like support with accessing the community, exploring their interests and connecting with like-minded people.

This is a 12 month pilot program that consists of planned social activities for a minimum of four hours per month.

Who can access this service?

You can use this service if you:

  • Are an adult between 18 and 50 years old
  • Are living with a mild to moderate disability
  • Are able to move around the community without formal carers
  • Are living in Moreland or surrounds
  • Are willing and able to occasionally contribute feedback throughout 12 month pilot program – some focus groups and events, and to share experiences from program


This program is free.

Do you need a referral?


If you would like to be a volunteer who is matched with a person with a disability, you can get involved here.


 This program is supported by Volunteering Australia and National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS).