Tags: Bribie Neighbourhood Centre, volunteers, seniors
We are a community meeting place open to everyone from 9 am – 3 pm, Mon – Thurs. For general enquires, phone us on 3408 8440 or just drop in. We will try to help you find the right services or other answers for your needs. You need to make an appointment for most services.
o HELP NEEDED: Do you have a few hours to spare each week? We are looking for new volunteers who are caring, happy and non-judgmental, and who are able to maintain confidentiality and work respectfully with people attending our services, to work in Reception and in our Information and Referral Service. Great communication skills, telephone and bookings skills particularly appreciated! If this is you, you can make a positive difference in your community by joining our friendly, helpful team. We are holding an Induction training program over three mornings, Tuesday 24th April, Tuesday 1st May and Wednesday 2nd May from 9.15 am – 1pm, with attendance required on all three days. (Due to potential conflict of interest issues, the policy of Bribie Island & District Neighbourhood Centre Assoc Inc is to not offer volunteering positions to current clients of the Emergency Relief program, that is, those who have attended ER within the past twelve months). Please phone us on 3408 8440 between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m. Monday-Thursday to enquire or to register your interest.
o Free course: Understanding Addictions Course starts Monday 23rd April 5pm – 6.30pm. This three week introductory course is for anyone whose life is affected by addictions – their own or the addictions of their loved ones – all welcome, phone us to book in. Will lead into regular SmartRecovery support group sessions if there is interest. SMART Recovery is a professionally-facilitated self-help group that helps with practical strategies to overcome addictive substances or behaviours and take back control of your life. It will be held every Monday night at 5 pm (except public holidays) from 21st May. All welcome! New people, please phone us to let us know that you are coming, then on the day, just press the intercom buzzer at the front entrance to let us know you are here.
o Free course: Problems with anger? Regulating Your Emotions Course starts Wednesday 18th April and runs for four Wednesdays 4.30 pm-6.00 pm. If anger is affecting your relationships, health and enjoyment of life, this small group, supportive course will equip you with new understandings and skills for creating more harmony within your family, at work and with your friends. Phone in your name and contact details to enroll.
o Are financial worries causing you stress? You do not need to sign up to an expensive budgeting service – if you need to get on top of your finances, our free professional Debt Relief Service can help you to deal with debt, learn about bill paying options and reach your financial goals.
o Our free professional COUNSELLING services can help family members to work out how they want to deal with the challenges of parenting, relationships and other stresses that we all face from time to time.
o Computers for Seniors – free internet access for people aged 50+ years. We provide FREE tuition. Learn to use the internet and set up your email account, then book time to access the internet for free. We will even help you conquer your new phone, iPhone, iPad, lap top, etc!! Access to the computers can be booked by anyone provided we have the vacant spots.
o Our free, friendly Multicultural English Conversation Group led by our lovely, experienced professional ESL teacher meets on MONDAYS from 9.00 am – 12 noon. Join in to practise and improve your English language skills and make new friends in your community.
o Do you need professional legal advice? FREE LEGAL ADVICE CLINICS are held at the Centre once a month, on the third Thursday. We need your full contact details and the type of legal enquiry when you book your appointment. Ring between 9am – 3 pm Mon-Thurs only to book. If the appointment will be too far away, we can offer information on other avenues of assistance within the Moreton Bay area.
o Neighbourhood Harvest: This service, run by volunteers, provides fresh food for people in need. You can attend the Centre on Tuesday mornings (come just after 9am). Food distribution starts around 9.30 am, depending on when the OzHarvest truck comes, and is usually over by 10.30am. Food types and amounts vary from week to week.
o Our BARGAIN BOUTIQUE has loads of good quality, low-priced pre-loved bargains available. Clean, saleable donations always appreciated.
o To find out about all of the services and groups at the Centre, just call in and pick up our latest free newsletter.
The Neighbourhood Centre is funded by the State Government’s Department of Communities, Child Safety and Disability Services.
Our Emergency Relief and Family Relationship Services are funded by the Federal Government’s Department of Department of Social Services.