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Become a Volunteer at MHEC

Volunteers we need you!   Are you looking for a challenge?     Do you want to learn new skills?   Do you want to meet new people?   We have an opportunity for you! Meadow Heights Education Centre has a wide range of volunteer positions available for people of different skills and experiences.  If you have some spare time and you would like to help the community we are looking for volunteers to assist us in the following areas:   Assisting the English as Second Language Tutors with classroom activities  Computer Homework Club  (Working with Childrens Card Required) This would be assisting primary school children with their homework. Ages 8 - year 12  Events- Such as Eid, Diwali, Other Multicultural Days, End of the Year, Easter, Clean up Australia, Australia Day and many more.  Office Administration - learn office skills, if just starting out and unable to find employment, this is a great way build up your skill and enhance your job opportunites and add to your CV.  Childcare - we have vacancies in our childcare for student placements.  Being a member on the Board of Management      It is a wonderful experience to give up your time to help others and MHEC apprieciates and acknowleges everyone who volunteers in our programs.     We hope that by volunteering in our programs, you take away with you new skills and a sense of achievement knowing what a difference you have made to peoples lives.     

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Childcare - Occassional Care

Meadow Heights Education Centre has a registered Occasional Care servicing the community of Hume.Children aged 0 - 5 (not attending any school)Childcare is available to parents who would just like a couple of hours break to do their shopping (xmas shopping the ideal time to leave your children with us and do your shopping without hassel)to attend a Doctors, Dentist, or hair dressers appointmentor just that special time to relax and enjoy some mum time like having a coffee with a freind.We have qualified workers looking after your childs every need until you return. (Trained in CPR First Aid and Anaphalaxis )Your children will need to have their immunisation cards up to date as we do have the policy of "no jab no play"You are asked to provide the neccessary items to ensure your child is comfortable and content.       This can be items sucha asa favourite toyDrinks (please no sugary drinks or lollies - we try to keep our centre with healthy options)FruitNappiesMilk BottlesComfortersPramCoat for colder daysHat for Summer plus sunscreenMedications if requiredInstructions: if your child has special needs     Please note if your child is sick please do not expect staff to accept them into the centre to infect other children in care, 

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Clubhouse Village Website

The Intel Computer Clubhouse Village website is available to our Clubhouse members. They can post their photos, artwork, more projects etc. to the site and view fellow Clubhouse members’ projects from all over the world.

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Community Garden

This year the Garden group planted a variety of flowers for the community's enjoyment.   The flowers are almost ready to bloom and provide a lovely fragrance adding an array of beautiful colour to the area.  The community garden is available to the residents of Hume from Monday to Friday for one hour per week. (longer if required)  We encourage anyone who just loves gardening, particulary those who have small or no backyards.  The Garden is a great place to enjoy the relaxation amongst the plants   Enjoying the simplest tasks    Learning new techniques   Meeting new friends with similar interests  Watching plants grow from a seed to a wonderful flower.You will be required to register with us so if you are interested in this activity please contact:    Ann Jessop on 93095211     Days    -       Monday to Friday 9:00am - 4:00pm    Email   -       ComDA@mhec.vic.edu.au 

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Community Garden

Come and share gardening techniques, grow food and get outside with others.Weeding/maintenance: Monday- Friday 10:30am — 11:30 amPlanting days/workshops: check events page to see what’s onCost: FreeFor more information, please ring Ann on 9301 5211 or email: comda@mhls.com.au

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Community Kitchen - This Activity is currently not available

MHEC will be seeking funding to provide the local community with a program where people can:Share recipes, meet new friends, learn new skills and enjoy cooking meals from a range of different cultures.Keep checking this space for commencement dates or call 93095211 and ask for Ann. 

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Computers for Absolute Beginners

A slow paced class for people with no experience of computers, and who lack the confidence to try. This class concentrates on teaching you the things you want to learn, at your own pace, whilst having lots of fun!Ideal for the elderly, new arrivals to Australia, migrants and anyone who is new to computers, tablets, ipods, mobile phones ect..Call today on 93019200 to confirm your placement, as once numbers are reached the class will commence. 

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Friends of Buchan Street Community Centre Group

Come and have your say about what you want to see happen in your community. We meet on a Wednesday evening once per quarter. The remaining meeting dates for 2018 are to be announced:

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Public Facility Prices

PRINTING:A4 - Black & White = $0.20 per pageA4 - Colour = $1.00 per pageA3 - Black & White = $0.40 per pageA3 - Colour = $2.00 per pageFAXING (LOCAL ONLY):$2.00 for the first page$0.50 per page after the firstBOOK BINDING:A4 only (prices are calculated on size of binding)25 pages = $5.0050 pages = $10.00

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Public Internet Access

Internet facilities are available to the public at the Visy Cares Learning Centre, 3-13 Hudson Circuit, Meadow Heights.These facilities are provided via the PIAP (Public Internet Access Program).Days: Monday to Friday.Times: 9:00am to 4:00pmVenue: Visy Cares Learning Centre, 3-13 Hudson Circuit, Meadow Heights.Prices: Free for current concession card holders, non-concession card holders $1.25 for a half hour, $2.50 per hour, Photocopying, printing, book binding, laminating, and faxes (local calls only) are available at a small cost, please see public facilities pricelist for full costs. 

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Public Use : Printing, Scanning, Laminating, Document Binding

MHEC has Public Use for the following at a small charge:Internet is free to current concession card holders from the hours of 9:30am to 4:00pm (limited times)Non concession card holders will need to pay $2.50 per hour for usage.Printing via compluter or USB will incur a small charge of 20cents per page Black and White and higher for colour.Scanning (A4 10 pages maximum)Laminating is available however you may have to ring the office on 93019200 to arrange a time that staff are availableDocument Binding - Clear cover with black backing and comb (Contact office for availability of staff)Members of the public are also invited to take part as models for our Beauty Services class.  (Free treatments) Models are required for Waxing, makeup, Tanning, Nails, Facials, massage, hot stones, manicures, pedicures, etc...If you are interested please contact the office on 93019200

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Room Hire at VisyCares Learning Centre

A large function room that seats a maximum of 100 is available for hire on some weekends you will need to contact the office for availability.There is a small kitchen area, however users are asked to provide their own Pots, Pans, crockery and cutleryBookings and a Bond are required at least 3 weeks prior to hiring. 

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Roxy Happy Club

The Roxy Happy Club at Meadow Heights Education Centre located at the Visy Cares Learning Centre building in Hudson Circuit Meadow Heights. It is as it says a "Happy Club" that is always looking for new members. The group meets each Thursday at 1pm .  You are never too old or too young to join this group they meet and chat over a snack or two, play games, teach each other new skills that they have aquired over their life time in a friendly enviroment .  If you are not sure whether you would like to join, then come in and talk to the friendly staff who will talk to you about the group and if you feel comfortable, you will be introduced to the group and encouraged to sit down and join in the fun. If this group is not for you we have other programs that you may like to join just ask one of our staff members.  

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School Homework Club

Meadow Heights Education Centre has provided a successful free homework club for school age children since 1994, targeting students who are struggling with everyday issues regarding their Education.   The main focus is on English and Mathematics.  Students are encouraged to bring their homework or discuss problem areas where they are falling behind:  A letter from a teacher is a great way of identifying areas that the tutors are able to assist childrens needs.Primary School children are assisted between the hours of 3:30pm and 5:00pmSecondary School Youth are assisted between the hours of 5:30pm and 7:00pm Each child must be accompanied by a parent on the first day to register with the Homework club Co-OrdinatorParents are encouraged to chat with the Co-Ordinator about their childs needs The centre closes at 5:00pm for Primary School students and 7:00pm for secondary students, parents must pick up their children before closure.Please NOTE:   If a child is left for more than 30 minutes after hours without contact from a parent the police will be notified.  2018   This year MHEC received funding from the "Australian Communities Foundation", to work with CMY to extend the homework club to the Craigieburn area.  This is a free program and will commence in April. If your child needs help with homework or a project:  then call 93019200 or 93022472 and ask for Funda

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Sewing Club

Held on Mondays from 10:00am to 12:00pm at the Buchan Street Communtiy CentreBeginners and intermediate sewers:This is a program where the community can come together to learn or share new skills.Experienced sewers are on hand to teach you how to cut out a pattern, sew your own clothing or make toys for the children.Come along and join the group it is a free program, however you will have to supply some items. If you are interested and want to know more contact Ann Jessop on 9309 5211 

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