Farewell to our Student Placement Volunteer Val

Val (left) is farewelled by staff members Dave & Jillian   Today’s Christmas celebration marked the end of Val’s placement at Picabeen – many thanks Val for your contribution to our Centre and all the best for the...
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Chelsea’s Story

      Chelsea has just completed a tertiary student placement here at Picabeen – “Picabeen exceeded my initial expectations. As this was my first placement I had no idea where to begin in terms of thoughts around how placement would be like....
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Farewell to Chelsea and Rojina

Chelsea and Rojina are tertiary students who have been on placement at Picabeen for the past 6 months. Today they were given a farewell morning tea by the staff. Students on fieldwork placement at Picabeen make a valuable contribution and play a significant role in...
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New laundry service for those in need

Picabeen is now able to offer laundry facilities with our new washer/dryer which will be available for people who are homeless or sleeping rough and for others who are awaiting a NILS loan to purchase their own washing machine. This ‘laundry project’ has only been...
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Join the Picabeen community

Would you like to contribute to the community as a Picabeen volunteer? A volunteer Reception Worker is the first point of contact for community members seeking to access the services and activities of Picabeen Community Centre. This role is diverse and complex with a...
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Volunteer award

Picabeen volunteer, Melissa Brett received an International Women’s Day Award from Hon Mark Furner MP for championing volunteer work in the domestic violence space. Congratulations...
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Anne, Volunteer and NILS worker

My role at Picabeen is one of volunteer.  I volunteer 2 days per week by working on the front desk one day and the other day I do tasks such as updating Facebook, distributing food hampers and computer work.   As I have a physical disability I do not work and...
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Alan Marsh’s Story

Alan Marsh has been a volunteer at Picabeen for 10 years. So why does Alan volunteer? Originally I decided to do some volunteering after I retired from work.  It was because I believed I needed an interest and it provided a need for social connection.  When I...
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