Support Community Plus+ Help make an impact in your community!
Support Community Plus+
There are so many ways that you can make a difference to your community.
Your valuable contribution of time, food and care items, and/or one off and recurring monetary donations help Community Plus+ to build strong and connected communities.
Help us make an impact to community. You could consider donating to Community Plus+, dropping something off into one of our community pantries or joining us as a volunteer!
Without you we could not do what we do – every contribution brings us closer to community!
Community Plus+ YOU =US!
Community Plus+ has been helping people throughout the heart of Brisbane Inner South to feel safer, connected and more in control of their lives for over 30 years.
Annerley Outreach, QSTARS Tenants Advice Service, West End Community House and Yeronga Community Centre are there for everyone.
Every contribution brings us closer to community.
Make an impact to your local community by supporting Community Plus+ with a one off, or recurring donation.
Each part of Community Plus+ provides and promotes active centres for strong communities. We listen, respond and evolve, with the communities we’re connected to. We care, we respect and we empower the community. We are proactive and we aim to make a difference.
We are proud to be active partners with local communities in placemaking, working alongside partners, stakeholders, other agencies and community members to be the ears of the community, and the voice of Brisbane’s Inner South.
With your generous donation we can continue to make a difference to our communities by;
- Creating and maintaining safe and welcoming spaces for community to connect, create and make positive change.
- Sourcing ingredients to provide healthy nutritious meals for community members facing food insecurity.
- Providing resources to run our beloved community activities; including Art Gang, Food with Thought and others.
- Advocating for people in the community through support from the QSTARS Tenants Advice Team.
- Amplifying the capacity of local groups and social enterprises to share their talents and interests with the wider community.
“We have both family members and friends who volunteer for the Community Centres in Yeronga and West End, and have become passionate supporters of Community Plus+… So much of what Community Plus+ does flies under the radar… It has been their ability to adapt during the COVID-19 shutdown and support the needs of vulnerable people which has demonstrated to us how important it is to have Community Plus+ in our communities. This connection with Community Plus+ has given us more insight to the needs of these communities which we just weren’t aware of.”
Anna Siganto, Chair Siganto Foundation, Supporter of Community Plus+
How can I donate to the community pantry and what items do you need?
Our community pantries at Yeronga Community Centre and West End Community House are open 24/7 for people giving dry goods donations and people accessing what’s inside. You can come by anytime to give or take.
What are we looking for? Well apart from toilet paper (can you spare a square!?) pretty much anything, but especially the things listed below:
- Sandwich bags of all shapes and sizes to make our packs up
- Bottled water
- Female hygiene products
- Tea and coffee
- Juice poppers
- Milk poppers
- Tinned goods
- Bars of soap
- Soups and sauces
- UHT milk
- Treats (chips/share packs/biscuits)
- Peanut butter/vegemite
- Dried fruits and nuts
We also welcome donations of the following items during our working hours (8.30am to 1pm):
- Frozen meals
- Fresh bread
- Fresh fruit and veg
There are one or two items that Yeronga Community Centre and West End Community House accept donations of differently:
- Yeronga Community Centre does not need bread donations.
- West End Community House does not need jam/honey or spreads.
If you’re not sure what you are able to donate please call us directly and have a chat!
YERONGA COMMUNITY CENTRE
Phone: (07) 3848 2285
Mobile: 0488 084 533
WEST END COMMUNITY HOUSE
Phone: (07) 3217 2333
Mobile: 0429 021 835 or 0488 084 564
Share your skills, talent and time as a Community Plus+ volunteer!
Volunteers are an important part of the fabric of Community Plus+. Our valued volunteer support the work of the organisation in many ways including; involvement in groups and activities, research projects, management and support committees, working bees, community events, grant-writing and administration.
We are always on the lookout for new volunteers who share our passion for creating more connected and resilient communities.
If you are interested in making an impact in your community please get in touch by emailing us.
Members are a vital part of our organisation.
With your support as a member Community Plus+ is able to engage with community and provide a range of important services to people across Annerley, Yeronga and West End.
Joining us as a Community Plus+ member also gives you an integral voice in what happens in your community – with voting rights at our Annual General Meetings and special General Meetings of the Association.
Become a member
Our Membership options are:
- Ordinary – $25.00
- Concession – $5.00
Why join as a member? Because Community Plus+ YOU = US
Members are a vital part of our organisation – without members we could not provide the range of important services to our community – without you, there is no us!
There are a number of benefits of becoming a member.
- Attendance and voting rights at Annual General Meetings and special General Meetings of the Association.
- Invitations to community activities and functions organised by Community Plus+
- Regular updates and news about what is happening at Community Plus+ and in our local area.
You do not need to become a member to receive services offered through our centres and other activities.
Types of Membership
- Ordinary Membership is open to all members of our community. Ordinary members must agree to abide by the Objects of the Association.
- Concession Membership is open to all members of our community who are eligible for concession Eg Pensioners, Unemployed, Health Card Holders. Concession members must agree to abide by the Objects of the Association.
Our supporters come from many backgrounds and help in a variety of ways.
We couldn’t do what we do without the help of these Government agencies, community groups and businesses.
Brisbane City Council
Centrelink – Department of Human Services (Australian Government)
Department of Communities, Child Safety and Disability Services (Qld Government)
Department of Social Services (Australian Government)
Princess Alexandra Hospital Acute Mental Health Care
Absoe Pty Ltd
Bank Australia (formerly Bank MECU)
Annerley Junction Traders Association *
Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre
City South News
Cottee Parker Architects
Davies Park Market
Grill’d West End
Kwik Kopy West End
Office Works (Woolloongabba)
Swiss Gourmet Delicatessen
Thomson Adsett Studio 39
West End Online Magazine
West End Traders Association
A Place to Belong
Anglicare Southern Queensland
Annerley Community Bookshop
Art from the Margins
Brisbane Housing Company
Brisbane State High School
Caxton Legal Centre
Common Ground Queensland
Greek Orthodox Community of St George
Handmade High Street
Indigenous Youth Health Services
Junction Park State School
LawRight (formerly QPILCH)
Mental Illness Fellowship (Qld)
Queensland Council of Social Services (QCOSS)
St Andrew’s Anglican Church (South Brisbane)
The Big Issue
West End Municipal Library
West End State School
Yeronga State High School
Yeronga State School
Yeronga Christ Church – Anglicare Parish
Help make a lasting difference in your community.
A vibrant community has businesses and residents giving to their local organisations to provide support and help for those in need.
Members of Community Plus+ include Friends and Patrons who donate to help the organisation financially and ensure we are able to help the most vulnerable and marginalised members of our community. We invite you to become a Friend or Patron of Community Plus+.
Friends and Patrons are acknowledged and invited to events throughout the Community Plus+ calendar to see first-hand how the organisation is assisting local people to flourish and thrive.
Your donation will go directly to supporting those who are sleeping rough or homeless, senior citizens, refugees and migrants along with other disadvantaged people on Brisbane’s inner south with centres in Annerley, West End and Yeronga.
We host programs such as art groups, community breakfasts, social enterprise cafes, computer literacy classes, English tutoring and many more, and assist those who are doing it tough. These programs and other initiatives are targeted to your local area, and provide assistance for the unmet needs within the community.
Community Development Worker – Yeronga
Community Plus+ are looking for an experienced, passionate and highly organised worker to be part of our Community Development team. This exciting role has a particular focus on using community development principles to further develop an open house program Monday-Friday at Yeronga Community Centre. This includes; building purposeful relationships with vulnerable people; guiding and supporting volunteers, residents and students to run open house and associated activities; and facilitating access to information and referral.
The Community Development Worker position has three key areas of responsibility;
- Leading the day-to-day operations of Yeronga Community Centre;
- Outreach and collaboration with the local community; and
- Contributing to the work of CP+ as a whole.
The role is informed by the CP+ Community Development policy in addition to the requirements of funding bodies.
Please see the Position Description (link below) for a full list of Duties relevant to the position.
To Apply or Find Out More
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