WHAT WE DO FOR THE MOOLOOLAH VALLEY COMMUNITY
The Mooloolah Community Centre and other groups at the Centre are auspiced by the Mooloolah Valley Community Association. The following services and facilities are provided through the Mooloolah Valley Community Association:
In 2009, one of our first volunteers, Dot Page, had the idea of opening a Community Op Shop.
From small beginnings, the little shop has blossomed and grown into the “Best Little Op Shop” on the Sunshine Coast. People travel from far and wide to pick up a bargain. The proceeds from the Op Shop are channeled back into community programs, services and the upkeep of the building and grounds.
MVCC offers new uniforms and books at no cost to disadvantaged families at Mooloolah State School. We support Mooloolah State School Library Fund, the Mooloolah State School Chaplaincy Program, the Endeavour Foundation (overseas missions), the Mooloolah Pool (as the auspicing body), Mooloolah Craft Group, Neo-Natal Ward at Nambour General Hospital (new premmie baby clothes), Sippy Creek Animal Shelter (blankets & toys) and we supply wool for “Knitting for the Homeless”.
Through our Welfare program, we support local families, who through no fault of their own, find themselves in difficult circumstances i.e. loss of jobs, family breakdown, ill health etc.
We provide food vouchers from the local IGA supermarket, petrol vouchers to assist those traveling to medical appointments, Centrelink interviews etc. NO CASH PAYMENTS ARE GIVEN.
If the request is outside the scope of our programs, referrals are made to other services/organisations best able to assist the families. All funds for the Welfare programs are raised via the community Op Shop revenue. The Op Shop is managed on a daily basis by a volunteer Day Manager, who reports directly to the Management Committee.
We have also made monetary contributions to the Salvation Army Australia for the Nepal Earthquake Appeal (Tents) and to the Queensland Country Women’s Association, for Drought Relief in Western Queensland. We were able to offer assistance to local families affected by the floods in 2012.
MVCC assists residents of Diamond Valley Lodge with free clothing.
COMMUNITY BAR B QUES
MVCC holds a monthly community bar-b-que on the 1st Friday of each month (weather permitting) Meals cost $2.00 per plate. Families enjoy a night out with their children for little financial outlay.
The Centre covers the costs of the monthly event. Again, our volunteers oversee this popular event. No one is turned away due to financial stress. The kids love the large expanse of grass behind the Centre to run, play freely & safely, under the watchful eyes of their community.
COMMUNITY CHRISTMAS PARTY
At Christmas, we hold a large community Christmas Party, complete with Santa, gifts, jumping castle, music etc. Last Christmas 250 people enjoyed the event at little cost to each family.
This event is supported by the Sunshine Coast Council through their Festive Grants Program.
MOOLOOLAH VALLEY COMMUNITY GARDEN
The Community Garden Club at the rear of the Centre is open to all locals who wish to “have a go” at gardening. Our helpful volunteers are there to give gardening advice.
Children from the Kindy and the Mooloolah State School are really encouraged to participate in gardening activities on a regular basis. The social aspect also attracts people to come down to the garden, even just for a chat and a cuppa. Community Garden is open most days between 9.00am and 1.00pm – Mondays to Fridays. Saturday afternoon the Community Garden is open from 2.00pm till 4.00pm.
FREE INTERNET FOR JOBSEEKERS:
For those actively looking for and applying for jobs. You are welcome to come and use our internet /PC service to access job sites, write resumes and job applications.
See staff in Administration office for assistance.
Please phone Administration Office on 07 54947822 to book either of these rooms during office hours 9.00am to 1.00pm or leave a message on answering machine.
The Meeting Room – up to 30 persons
Air conditioned, carpeted area
Overhead Projector & Whiteboard available
Fold up tables oblong tables – 12 available. Can be set up in various configurations to suit
30 + chairs
Kitchen facilities available
The Quiet Room - - 6 persons max.
Available for small meetings, one on one counselling sessions etc.
JUSTICE OF THE PEACE:
If you require the services of a Justice of the Peace, their office is open on:
TUESDAYS: 9.30am to 12 noon
THURSDAYS: 9.30am to 12 noon
For further information, please phone the Administration Office on 07 54947822