Awards

Avocare has been the recipient of the following awards in recognition of, Community Awareness; Health and Wellbeing, Work for the Dole activity excellence and staff performance.

2009 Heart Foundation Award

National Overall Winner and National Category Winner
One Stop Shop: Avocare Community Distribution Centre

Awarded for: Contributing to positive health outcomes through the availability of more food for people at risk of food insecurity. Using fruit and vegetables in the preparation of meals given to food relief agencies and suppling them to clients for use in their own cooking, helps improve the nutrition of clients, therefore reducing their risk of cardiovascular disease.

2006 Prime Ministers Work for the Dole Achievement Award

‘Cooking for Cornerstone’.
Avocare Ltd
Highly Commended

2006 Prime Ministers Work for the Dole Achievement Award

‘Creative Community Cooking’.
Avocare Ltd
Highly Commended

2005 Prime Ministers Work for the Dole Achievement Award

Most Outstanding Work for the Dole Supervisor Finalist

“We have found Avocare to have an intimate knowledge of the Employment Services industry. The assistance they provide to the greater Dandenong community is invaluable. Their customer focus and ability to assist even our most disadvantaged jobseekers is without peer. As an organisation their representatives always conduct themselves in a very professional manner.”
“We look forward to working very closely with them for the duration of our current Employment Services Deed and believe they have been an important element in our organisation achieving a current contract extension until June 2015.”

Sarina Russo Job Access

“Due to the success of the Work Experience activities run by Avocare for the attendance of Salvation Army Employment Plus jobseekers, the accredited training offered as part of the WEX activities and jobseekers obtaining paid employment outcomes from each activity this successful partnership over the last 5 years will continue with increased emphasis on make the most of the variety of accredited training courses offered by Avocare.”

The Salvation Army Employment Plus

“We would like to thank Avocare for your generous supply of food and goods to our school fundraiser. Our Market Day was a huge success and your donations made a big difference. Thank-you on behalf of the Emerson Community.”

Emerson Special School

“The team at the Avocare have been a constant source of support to our organisation (Cornerstone Contact Centre) which serves around 30,000 free meals to disadvantaged people each year. We have no full time staff and often struggle with the administration side of things and any red tape can easily trip us up and slow down our operation.”

“The Avocare team has been extremely accommodating when we have needed help and they have always provided not just excellent service, but gone the extra mile to make sure our organisation has what it needs to function.”

Don Cameron
Cornerstone Coordinator, Cornerstone Contact Centre