Macleay Island Day Office Supervisor

Meet our Macleay Island Day Office Supervisors who man our office on Macleay which provides services to the islanders of a  Centrelink booth, office services, emergency relief and consult rooms where various consultants meet the islands needs.

Giselle Upton
Graeme Bates
Susan Ridings

Become a volunteer

Volunteering for the Bay Islands Community Services Inc., (BICS) is easy.  Simply download and fill in the form and deliver it to

Russell Island

55 Jackson Road, Russell Island, Qld 4184

Ph: (07) 34091177 main office and Op shop

Macleay Island

South Sea Terrace, Macleay Island, Qld 4184

Ph: (07) 34094222 satellite office

Ph: (07) 34095613 Op shop

Monday—Friday: 9:00AM–3:00PM
Saturday: 9:00AM–12:00PM

OR fax it through to (07) 3409 1277

Did you know that if you are over 55 and on Centrelink Newstart benefits and you are struggling to find work that you can volunteer at an organisation like ours in place of job searching.  Over 55 volunteers work two days a week (15 hours) to fulfil the requirements by Centrelink.

We also have many volunteers from the community who devote anywhere from half a day to days to aid us in our services to the community.   Meet a few of our volunteers below who give of their time generously.

Head Office Receptionists – Russell Island

As a thriving community centre we are grateful and appreciate the time given by volunteers to service our call centre and reception at the Russell Island head office.

Meet our dedicated and committed receptionists.

Robyn Callander – Monday receptionist




Sue Leet – Wednesday receptionist





Lyn Howard- Thursday receptionist
Barbara Dunkley – Friday receptionist and has been a volunteer for 14 years. Our longest serving volunteer ever!Barbara Dunkley – Friday receptionist and has been a volunteer for 14 years. Our longest serving volunteer ever!


Russell Island Day Team Supervisors

Our volunteers who are day team supervisors help keep the different areas running smoothly. We appreciate their commitment to our cause.  Let us introduce you to the Russell Island BICS day managers below.


Glenda Pitts – day team supervisor at the Russell Island BICS Opp shop. Tuesday and Thursday.


Margaret Poulton – day team supervisor at the Russell Island BICS Opp shop. Wednesday and Saturday.


Lyn Howard – day team supervisor at the Russell Island BICS Opp shop. Monday.


Bronwyn Roles – day team supervisor at the Russell Island BICS Opp shop.  Friday.

Tony Cue – day team supervisor for grounds and maintenance at the BICS Russell Island. Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday.


Bob Nilon – day team supervisor for grounds and maintenace at the BICS Russell Island. Thursday and Fridays.

Macleay Island Day Opp Shop Team Supervisors

We have wonderful volunteers who have stepped up to be day team supervisors.  This assures continuity of procedures and processes.  Meet our Macleay day team supervisors.







Jenny Sumsion


Annette Polkinghome








Wendy Carrigan





Russell Island Volunteers

Meet our Russell Island BICS volunteers. You will see them around the island helping with pick-up and deliveries;  behind the counter; and around the Opp shop as they sort through the range of clothing, goods, furniture, and odds and ends.




Macleay Island Volunteers Opp Shop

When you next pop into the Macleay Island BICS Opp shop you will see the smiling and helpful faces of some of our volunteers.  Monday to Saturday we are supported by various community volunteers on any given day.  Meet a few below.