VCCEM & Ambulance Victoria Partnership begins

In an exciting time of moving forward, VCC EM has been contracted by Ambulance Victoria to support the capability and capacity of AV in the provision of Pastoral Care generally and in times of crisis. Recently we advertised both internally within our volunteer force, and externally for the position of Project Coordinator to manage this project.

I’m am delighted to announce that VCC EM has offered the position to Robyn Ferroff, and she has accepted.

Robyn brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to this role, with her past experience being a volunteer with VCC EM (Victorian Council of Churches Emergencies Ministry) for over 5 years, training as a Team Leader, IAC, Training Facilitator and most recently being appointed the role of Operations Officer late last year.

We have asked Robyn to share with us all a bit of her background experience, and reasons for applying for this role. This is what Robyn had to say;

I have held various positions in my working life; from retail, to general and midwifery nursing, to school administration, school nurse, CPR and First Aid trainer and office manager for a workshop.
However, other than my nursing career, some of the most fulfilling roles, have been the different areas of volunteering that I have undertaken.

These have included; helping out at my children’s schools, op shops, teaching First Aid in a Masai village in Tanzania and a nursing school in India to most recently in various roles with VCCEM.
I look forward to the challenge of my new role of Project Coordinator.

When expressions of interest were sought for volunteers to provide personal support for Ambulance Victoria, I put my hand up as I thought it would be a great initiative to be involved in.

The next step was contemplating whether or not to apply for the role of Project Coordinator.

What brought me to the decision to apply, however, was the idea of becoming involved in the setting up of a collaboration between two such vital organisations.

Though the role will definitely have its challenges, I know that I will be meeting them in the supportive atmosphere of both organisations.

Having volunteered with VCCEM, I have gotten to know the leadership team, and I look forward to working closely with them.

Ed Murphy
Interim CEO

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