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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A wonderful community response

A big thank you to everyone who has donated food to the Picabeen food bank. Thanks to an article in North West News, we have been blown away by such generosity and feel proud to be part of such a wonderful community! We received a huge donation from Mitchelton Special...
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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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Lord Mayor’s Charitable Trust

Picabeen Community Centre appreciates the continued support from the Lord Mayor’s Charitable Trust to assist with funding Picabeen Community Centre’s Christmas Celebrations. John Goodship, a committee member of Picabeen Community Association, recently...
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Halloween Festival 2016

Picabeen volunteers were kept busy at the Blackwood Street Halloween Festival making badges for the hundreds of children who attended....
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Rogerio’s Story

I volunteer at Picabeen because I like helping people. Every Friday there is a wonderful English class with lovely friends and there are a lot of other...
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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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