RECRUIT: Kye is one of four Aboriginal youth trainees recruited by ac.care and answers calls at the ac.care Murraylands Centre as part of his role.
PART OF THE TEAM: Marni is a valued member of the Mount Gambier Community Centre staff as an ac.care trainee.

FOUR Aboriginal trainees joined the ac.care staff team as part of an annual program launched in 2021 to provide opportunities for young people to develop skills to succeed in the workplace.
Among the new recruits is Marni, who is undertaking her traineeship at the Mount Gambier Community Centre while studying a Certificate III in Business.
“I have always wanted to work with disadvantaged people and help make a difference in my community and ac.care provided that opportunity,” she said.
“I assist people however I can whether over the phone or when they visit the centre, referring to the various programs within ac.care and listening to their concerns.”
Marni said she valued helping others and contributing to providing a safe place where vulnerable people are treated with respect.
“I like working at the community centre because I love the people I work with – I get along with everyone I work with and feel like I can talk to them about anything,” she said.
“I feel like I am an important part of my team and I believe we make an important difference in the community.”
Meanwhile, young Ngarrindjeri man Kye joined the team at the ac.care Murraylands Centre following experience in conservation and land management with Monarto Safari Park and contributing as a young carer for his father for six years while completing schooling.
“My responsibilities are to answer calls and greet people that come into the office, as well as helping maintain the community space and other duties,” he said.
“I like being able to help people with their needs and making them feel better.”
Kye said he valued seeing the difference ac.care made in people’s lives and had gained insight into the struggles faced by vulnerable people and how organisations and caring individuals could assist.

ac.care Locations

ac.care is a dynamic organisation servicing the South Australian communities the Limestone Coast, Murraylands, Riverland, Adelaide Hills and Fleurieu Peninsula.

Our mission is for all country people to have a safe home, enough money to live on and strong, positive relationships.

Please find our service locations here or use our contact form to request a service.

Mount Gambier
Head office and Foster Care

70-72 White Avenue Mount Gambier, SA 5290
PO Box 1842 Mount Gambier SA 5290
Monday to Friday 9am to 5pm

Mount Gambier
Community Centre

22-24 Ferrers Street Mount Gambier, SA 5290
Monday to Friday 9am to 5pm

Mount Gambier
Family Relationship Centre

1 Helen Street (cnr Bay Road) Mount Gambier, SA 5290
Monday
9am to 5pm
Tuesday
10:30am to 5pm
Wednesday
9am to 5pm
Thursday
9am to 5pm
Later by appt
Friday
9am to 5pm

Berri Community Centre
Servicing the Riverland

5 Kealley Street Street Berri, SA 5343
PO Box 1345 Berri, SA 5343
Monday to Friday 9am to 5pm

Murraylands Centre
Servicing the Murraylands, Adelaide Hills and Fleurieu Peninsula

29 Bridge Street Murray Bridge, SA 5253
PO Box 2090 Murray Bridge, SA 5253
Monday to Friday 9am to 4pm

Millicent
Community Centre

57-59 George Street Millicent, SA 5280
PO Box 378 Millicent, SA 5280
Monday to Friday 9am to 4pm
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