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Arts/Crafts Facilitator for Friendship Café

Springvale Neighbourhood House Inc

We are looking for someone fun, loves to have a chat, and 1-2 hours to give every Tuesday between 10 am - 12 pm, teaching any arts/crafts, physical exercise, bellydancing, Zumba or any other creative task to our participants.

Our Friendship Café at Springvale Neighbourhood House has regular participants that loves to meet their old friends, and make new friends every week. We ensure every week is filled with lots of fun, laughter and learning new skills for the ladies attending.

Springvale Neighbour­hood House (SNH) is one of over 400 neighbourhood houses across Victoria, striving to build a local area together to socialise with old friends or make new friends. Although each neighbourhood house is not the same – we do however hold the same values, processes and continuously respond to the needs and priorities of the communities we serve.

Our House commenced as a purpose-built centre through an unemployed youth project whose participants constructed handmade bricks with clay from the local quarry. We are unique in the Neighbourhood House movement, established primarily for self-help and empowerment of the culturally diverse community of the City of Greater Dandenong.

During 1983-1992, many cultural groups arriving at Enterprise Hostel often made their way to our House. With its assistance we established support groups for their respective emerging communities enabling these individuals/families to integrate in the local community. Most of these individuals/families are still involved with the House, in a role of a participant, volunteer or worker.

Two decades later many new migrants, refugees and asylum seekers have found their way to Springvale Neighbourhood House, enriching our House through sharing new cultural experiences, traditions, native dances & singing, language, food and deepening our understanding of their celebrations. Our House has played a vital role in managing & coordinating major multicultural events such as;

– Sumnation World Cultural Festival | 1996-2006 – All Nations Arts & Craft Market | 2003 – Annual Diversity Day | 2008 – Harmony Festival with City of Greater Dandenong | 2016

In addition, Springvale Neighbourhood House is a Registered Training Organisation running English language, computer and literacy classes. Our Neighbourhood Learning Centre coordinates ESL classes in Springvale and suburbs across the City of Greater Dandenong including Doveton, Endeavour Hills & Hallam.

You can not apply for this role as it is no longer available.