What does the memory of a backyard mean to you? For most of us in Richmond, this is a dream of days gone by at our parents’ houses in the suburbs….. Planting trees, flowers and vegetables, the shed full of mystical tools and half finished projects, space to run, play and hide, family and friends BBQing with plenty of space for unexpected visitors and their dog!
The Richmond Community Learning Centre, with the Richmond Community Garden Group, are endeavouring to bring that backyard back to the community of Richmond. Our aim is to provide a space that offers indoor and outdoor opportunities for the community, representing the needs of residents and fulfilling expectations of a Community Centre.
Our goal is to be up and fully functional by February 2015. The Yarra City Council are providing funding for a Community Engagement Officer whose responsibilities will be to work with Richmond Community Learning Centre, development of community programs that represent residents needs and liaise with volunteers who will be a vital ingredient in the success of the facility.
This is where you come in…… If you are interested in being a part of this exciting project in a volunteer role, we would love to hear from you. The role of Community Engagement Officer will also be advertised locally and if you have any interest in or questions about this role, please contact Simone Gardiner at Richmond Community Learning Centre on (03) 9428 9901 or email@example.com
We will be requiring volunteers for a wide variety of positions. Some of these may involve assistance with:
- marketing the Burnley Backyard and its role in the Community
- functions and events
- running programs and activities
- delivering brochures/posters to residents and local businesses
- collecting and collating feedback and information from residents and local businesses
We are very excited about the future development of the Burnley Backyard and its place in our vibrant and ever changing community. We hope to reflect the uniqueness of our Burnley identity and ensure that all feel welcome to be a part of this exciting project.