The Surrey Hills Neighbourhood Centre relies on volunteers to help us run the Neighbourhood Centre and keep costs down. We are very proud of the number of volunteers associated with our Centre and the great work they do. Volunteering is a great way to meet people in the community, learn new skills or share skills and feel good about contributing.
We welcome enquiries in the following areas:
The Surrey Hills Neighbourhood Centre delivers a community paper called the Surrey Hills Neighbourhood News. It is issued and delivered six times a year to all letterboxes in the postcode 3127. We are short of deliverers and would be very grateful if you could spare a few hours every second month or so.
Many of our regular activities such as scrabble, Mah Jong, bike riding, walking groups are run by volunteers. Volunteers help set up rooms, mark off the roll and collect payments (where applicable).
Administration volunteers assist us in the office by answering phone calls, data entry and setting up rooms. We welcome enquiries if you have good computer and administration skills.
The Board meets on the first Tuesday of each month at 7pm in the Maitland Room of the Cottage at 1 Bedford Road, Surrey Hills from February to December during school term. Meetings are open to all members of the Surrey Hills Neighbourhood Centre Association and enquiries around membership of the Board are always welcome.
Surrey Hills Music Festival
The Neighbourhood Centre auspices this annual community event which is run by a Director who is assisted by a voluntary Steering Committee. There are also many opportunities for volunteers to assist with the Festival over the weekend it runs.
You Matter is a program where volunteers provide dignity to women and families escaping domestic violence by furnishing homes that are welcoming and functional. As well as welcoming enquiries from potential volunteers, we would also like to hear from you if you have quality furniture and household items to donate.
Viv’s Kitchen provides a two-course home cooked dinner and conversation on Thursdays from 5-7pm at the Neighbourhood Centre. Volunteers work in two shifts – preparation in the afternoon from 2 pm and serving/clean-up from 5 – 7.30 pm.
Asylum Seekers Resource Centre food bank
The Surrey Hills Neighbourhood Centre is a foodbank for the Asylum Seekers Centres Resource Centre. We take donations of food and drive them to the ASRC in Footscray. We would love to hear from you if you would like to help us deliver the food once a month.
Further information on volunteering can be found at:
Boroondara Volunteer Resource Centre (BVRC) provides a range of free services to prospective volunteers and volunteers, including a role referral program, public events and a training program.
Volunteer portal: http://volunteer.boroondara.vic.gov.au/
Phone: 9278 4550
GoVolunteer is an initiative of Volunteering Australia and is Australia’s first national volunteer recruitment website. It is a not-for-profit site.
Level 13, 1 Spring Street
Melbourne, Victoria, 3000
(03) 9208 3353
(03) 9208 3632
Victoria’s Volunteering Portal is an online community and information resource for Victorian volunteers and volunteering organisations.
157 Union Road
Ph: 03 9890 2467
- Neighbourhood News Issue No 237 April - May 2022
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