About Us

DVCS is a not-for-profit charitable organisation that has been serving the local Diamond Valley community since 1972.
DVCS services are free, confidential, impartial and independent.
We assist over 5,000 people experiencing financial and/or personal hardship each year, and we are supported by more than 100 volunteers and 5 staff. We also provide a range of counselling, advice and referrals services along with many community programs.

Our Team

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Gavin Watson

Executive Officer

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Vangie Kealey

Finance and Administration Coordinator


Marcela Santos

Marketing / Communications


Emma Harvey

Support Worker / Client Assessment  

Kerri Wellington

Partnerships, Programs & Impact Coordinator


Ruth Wookey

Events and Markets Coordinator


Lynne Murray

Emergency Relief Coordinator


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There are many ways to help

DVCS achieve its goals:

We have a number of other volunteering positions available at our agency including:

  • Administrative Support

  • Data entry, statistics, pamphlets

  • Kingsbury Drive Community Market

  • Hurstbridge Market

  • Counselling – personal, employment

  • Committee of Management

  • Project Research and Evaluation

Join in the fun with our friendly Op Shop volunteers as we recycle and on-sell pre-loved community donations. Full day and half day shifts available.

To find out more about all our volunteering opportunities, visit our DVCS Volunteers Hub:

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DVCS Annual Reports

For more information click on the button below 

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Statement of Purpose

To read our Statement of Purpose please click on the button below