Press Release – Newly Appointed MCVS Council

The new Council has been appointed for the term of office 2018 to 2020 and will be engaged on a number of key initiatives, whilst carrying on the work of the previous council.

The new council is made up of:

Mr. Damien Attard from Right 2 Smile

Ms. Doris Bingley from the National Council of Women

Ms. Gertrude Buttigieg from Malta Federation of Professional Associations

Dr. Noel Camilleri from Għaqda Kazini tal-Banda

Fr. Antoine Farrugia sdb from Home Away from Home

Mr. Robert Farrugia from Scouts Association Malta

Mr. Trevor Fenech as Government Representative

Mr. Edward Gruppetta from Red Cross Malta

Mr. Michael Richard Piccinino from Kunsill Nazzjonali tażŻgħażagħ

Mr. Oliver Scicluna representing Persons with Disability

Dr. Corrine Wood from Dr. Klown

  • Chev. Dr. Anthony J. Abela Medici as Commissioner for Voluntary Organisations

During the first Council meeting held on the 8th May 2018 Dr. Noel Camilleri was elected as Chairperson of the same Council.

The Malta Council for the Voluntary Sector aims to support local voluntary organisations working across every aspect of society through networking, training, capacity building, funding initiatives, and awareness raising. Indeed, the Council seeks to give a stronger and more unified voice to voluntary organisations in Malta and Gozo with the public, government and business stakeholders. It also functions in a supporting role to the Commissioner of the Voluntary Organisations and the work of his team in the sector.

The Council will continue working towards setting up more facilities for the voluntary organisations to be used as hub and resource centres, as well as continuing to provide training and mentoring for VO volunteers and administrators to support the development of their organisations.

The Council encourages all members of the public to find out more about the work of voluntary organisations in Malta and support their initiatives. For more information visit and our Facebook page malta council for the voluntary sector.