Where You Can Get Emergency Food: Christmas/Holiday Edition

Feed Geelong is preparing it’s annual Christmas/Holiday period Where I Can Get Emergency Food document, and is looking for help and information from local food support organisations. 

If your organisation is participating in the distribution of food relief within the region please provide the following information no later than COB 12th of November, with the aim of sharing the information on the Feed Geelong website as part of the ‘Where Can I Get Emergency Food Relief’ document. 

  1. Holiday Closures and Openings  – Please let Feed Geelong know when you will be open and closed over the December/January period and any additional information that may be useful to people looking for food assistance.

    i.e. you may be closed for your regular times but holding a special meal or open a special day, or maybe even open to emergency calls.

 

  1. Holiday Food Collection – Is your organisation a drop off point for individuals/ organisation who are
    collecting food prior to the holiday period? 

    Please provide the following information and it will be collated and shared on the Feed Geelong website:

    • Collection start and finish date:
    • Location of drop off:
    • Specific items you are wish to have donated/purchase: 

 

  1. Volunteer opportunities over the holiday period– If you have any specific needs during the December/January period, related to providing meals, collecting food, delivering meals etc. please let us know.

    We get many requests from the public about how they can help during the holiday period, and we would love to point them your way if helpful.  This too will be shared on the
    Feed Geelong website.

 

  1. Floor Decals Feed Geelong have a number or Floor Decals  (see below example, Approx. size 40cm round) still available.  If your organisation would like some let me know the amount and we can organise a suitable time for pick up/delivery.

Please provide all information to Feed Geelong via email to feedgeelong@givewhereyoulive.com.au by COB on Friday, 12th of November.

 

Click here to view the current “Where I Can Get Emergency Food Document” 

The BATForce 2021 Annual General Meeting (AGM)

TO JOIN: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/86097964753?pwd=elJuSzJjbzJKUERjN1BUdlFBUS9hdz09

We are cordially inviting everyone to attend to our 2021 Annual General Meeting (AGM). 

This years AGM will commence with Collaboration 2.0 and feature two presentations. 

Presentation 1: A guided tour of the BATForce Online World 

Presentation 2: A guided tour of the Workfactor Website.

DATE: Thursday, 14th of October 2021
TIME:
12:00 – 1:30pm
VENUE:
Zoom

Upcoming Events in May for Drummond Street Services

Our friends at Drummond Street Services do some amazing work supporting the health and wellbeing of people and families in the Greater Geelong and Barwon regions. As well as recommencing face-to-face appointments with clinicians as of May 3rd, drummond street services has prepared a comprehensive list of events and groups for the upcoming month.

Turning into Teens

Teaching skills and strategies to help your teen express their emotions in healthy ways, this program seeks to help young people better articulate their thoughts and feelings effectively.

Held over six sessions, this program is perfect for those seeking to connect to their young person more effectively on an emotional level and help them strengthen their emotional intelligence.

When:
April 29th 7 pm – 9 pm
May 6th 7 pm – 9 pm
May 13th 7 pm – 9 pm
May 20th 7 pm – 9 pm
May 27th 7 pm – 9 pm
June 3rd 7 pm – 9 pm

Where: Kurrambee Community Centre
12 Merrijig Road, Torquay.

Cost: $20 or free with a concession card. 

To Book: Click here to book or call (03) 9663 6733 for more information.

Top Gear

A seminar for parents of children who can be feisty, tricky, super energetic or who seem to be operating at top gear most of the time.

Perfect for parents who are looking to develop their skills in dealing with the inevitable tough behaviours that pop up and encouraging positive interactions.

When:
May 11th 9:30am – 11am
May 18th 9:30 – 11am
May 25th 9:30am – 11am
June 1st 9:30am – 11am

Where: Grovedale Community Hub
45 Heyers Road, Grovedale.

Cost: $20 or free with a concession card. 

To Book: Click here to book or call (03) 9663 6733 for more information.

A Dad's Night In

A night for dads from across Geelong and the Surfcoast community to come together and share their insights and experiences in a relaxed setting.

When:
19th May 7pm

Where: Driftwood Café
64D The Terrace, Ocean Grove.

Cost:$10 (donated towards Right Mate in support of men’s mental health).

To Book: Click here to book or call (03) 9663 6733 for more information.

Free Group for Parents of Children With A Disability

A free Zoom session for parents of children aged 0-6 living with a disability to help parents see different ways of thinking and parenting to feel more confident and optimistic.

You’ll meet other families in similar situations and explore approaches most likely to help manage your worries and help your unique child reach their full potential.

When:
Every Tuesday at 5:30pm starting from June 1.

Where: Driftwood Café
64D The Terrace, Ocean Grove.

Cost: $10 (donated towards Right Mate in support of men’s mental health).

To Book: Click here to book or call (03) 9663 6733 for more information.

Applicants needed for Women with Disabilities Victoria Youth Project Group

Women with Disabilities Victoria (WDV) is searching for paid participants for their Youth Project Co-design Group (YPCG).  

The YPCG will consist of 10 members aged 15-25, who will work together and help design leadership opportunities that WDV will deliver.

The group will run from April to August 2021 with meetings held weekly (Applications close 9 am on Monday 26 April.)

Participants will be paid for their time.

Applicants will:

  • Be aged 15-25
  • Be a girl/woman (cis or trans), or a person who is non-binary, genderqueer, genderdiverse, femme identifying or of another marginalized gender.
  • Be comfortable in a women’s centred space.
  • Be someone:
    • With a disability (physical, sensory, intellectual, cognitive etc.)
    • Who is deaf/hard of hearing.
    • Lives with a chronic illness and/or pain.
    • Who is neurodiverse (e.g. autistic.)
    • Who lives with mental health challenges.
  • Be interested in helping shape what leadership opportunities should look like for girls/women with disabilities.
  • Be willing to share ideas and give constructive feedback.

WDV also aims to have YPCG members with a wide range of experiences and knowledge that can be represented and shared. People from diverse backgrounds are strongly encouraged to apply, including people with LGBTQIA+, Culturally and linguistically diverse (CALD) AND Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander backgrounds.

 

Applications close 9am Monday 26 April. 

View more information about the opportunity here. 

Apply here now.

Apply here now (Easy English).

To talk to someone about this great opportunity or for assistance with the application, please contact Bridget Jolley at WDV (Women’s Empowerment Officer – Youth), via phone: 03 9286 7800, or email: youth@wdv.org.au.