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s.p.a.c.e Volunteering


s.p.a.c.e volunteering


CONTENT “V” FOR VOLUNTEERING BE ON THE BOARD REFERENCE GROUPS EXPERIMENT WITH YOUR SKILLS TAKE YOUR WORK OUT TO PLAY TEACH LEARN HAVE A GOOD TIME PUT YOUR PROFILE TO GOOD USE SPEAK OUT HOST AN EVENT GET CONNECTED (LITERALLY) EXPLORE THE POSSIBILITIES GET YOUR HANDS DIRTY HAVE WE MISSED SOMETHING?


s.p.a.c.e is a volunteer organisation. Each individual who joins us does so because they are inspired to make a difference in their community. Whether it be once a year, once a month, once a week or once a day, s.p.a.c.e volunteers are invaluable to our mission of activating inclusive communities. Help us spread the spirit and become a volunteer today. In 2008 Krista Dislers met Alissa Phillips. Krista was working at NAB and Alissa was giving her colleagues a talk about s.p.a.c.e The next week Krista attended a Big Night Out. Krista was so inspired by the spirit of the s.p.a.c.e community that she has attended every Big Night Out since. In addition to tearing up the dance floor once a month Krista has extended her commitment to s.p.a.c.e and now sits on the Board of Directors working with Alissa and the rest of the team to motivate and recruit new volunteers. FACT: Krista is responsible for coming up with the “V” for Volunteering campaign! Even the Prime Minister of Australia has done the “V”! “Volunteering!”

“V for Volunteering”

become an active member of your community today!


“Somewhere on this planet, someone has a solution to each of the worlds problems. It might be one of us. With your help, we can build a more hopeful world.� -Marianna Larned


Be on the Board

Be the change you want to see in the world The s.p.a.c.e board of directors is a volunteer board made up of young professionals all looking to make a contribution to their community. Alissa, Nicole, Geof, Krista and Ryan have been on the board since 2008 and were all involved in the creation of s.p.a.c.e strategy, the business plan, hosting of events, finance development and negotiations. The s.p.a.c.e board value spending time with the people who use s.p.a.c.e. To really understand where the organisation was heading the leadership team had to know where our stakeholders were coming from, said Alissa, s.p.a.c.e Founder and Executive Director. Therefore, being a volunteer member of the board means keeping connected to the the people that are accessing our centre. Finally, all board members describe themselves as life long learners. To encourage this the board engages in professional development. PD comes in the form of information sharing, networking, attending functions and events, supervision and reflection. s.p.a.c.e is looking to replenish the board at the end of 2010. Are you interested in being the change you see in the world?


“Each of us wants to be treated as a unique and valuable individual, but we each have a simultaneous need to belong to something greater than ourselves, something more than one alone can do or be.� -Building Community


The Community Centre Reference Group is an advisory group who will provide recommendations into the development of the s.p.a.c.e Community Centre. This group work with Chairperson James Dale and s.p.a.c.e Directors Alissa and Nicole. The purpose of the s.p.a.c.e Community Centre Reference Group is to: •

• •

Have a ‘community voice’ to assist the s.p.a.c.e in making progressive and inclusive decision regarding the use of the s.p.a.c.e centre. Increase active participation of community members. Ensure a cross section of the community is represented so as to ensure a variety of activities and opportunities are catered to.

The Reference Group members are volunteers, representing groups or organisations that will use the Centre or have a particular interest in the Centre because they live in the immediate area. s.p.a.c.e invites specific individuals to ensure a diverse and fair representation of these groups. In order to allow all stake-holder groups are represented fairly and with some sense of authority Reference Group Subdivisions have been established. They include: Council, Inclusive Design, Disability Strategy, Community Consultation and Education. Reference Group meetings take place on Mondays nights throughout the year. Check the Calendar for dates.

REFERENCE GROUPS ACTIVATE YOUR COMMUNITY VOICE


HERES TO THE NATIONS VOLUNTEERS. ALL WORK AND NO PAY - CAT LANE


Luke Robertson was in the midst of completing his year 12 studies when he asked to come volunteer at s.p.a.c.e. Luke volunteered to shoot the 2009 Big Night Out calendar. This project would mean that s.p.a.c.e had a great calendar and Luke had a great portfolio piece. Luke has since been accepted into QUT studying the Creative Industries. His experience with volunteering at s.p.a.c.e was so rewarding that he is now the official s.p.a.c.e photographer capturing all our major events. Some other examples of this type of volunteering at s.p.a.c.e include: Nicole Border, 24, UQ Graduate, QUT Masters Student volunteered at s.p.a.c.e programs and now writes and runs her own program - Activate. Ali Phillips, 18, QUT Dance Student, attended Big Night Out regularly and then went on to create Bust A Move Dance Classes that run weekly at s.p.a.c.e

Experiment with your skills

Give to your community then let you community give back to you.


Luke
behind
the
lens. (below)
Some
of
the
 photos
used
in
the
2009
 Big
Night
Out
Calendar

“Creativity is the most effective response to rapid change.” -Robert Porter Lynch


Take your work out to play Contribute your professional skills One of the biggest challenges to being a new organisation is professionalism. Image is everything when you are trying to get the attention of stakeholders and s.p.a.c.e wanted to get it right. Enter Christopher Johnson. Chris was 19 years old when attended a s.p.a.c.e function by invitation of a friend. Chris immediately spotted that s.p.a.c.e needed some help in the graphic design domain and started helping us build our brand. Throughout 2009 s.p.a.c.e was supported by Chris to implement the designs and graphics built for us by our web designers Big Fish. He also created all the posters for our main events. In addition to his professional skills Chris maintained from the beginning of his volunteering that in order to represent our stakeholders he would have to know them. Chris attended all bar 2 of the 12 Big Night Out discos in 2009. Some other examples of this type of volunteering at s.p.a.c.e include: Paula Levy “The Line Consultancy” - branding and marketing Mark Creyton “Volunteering QLD” - leadership and supervision of the board Sue Bell “Mater Foundation” - fundraising and philanthropy


Chris
at
the
2008
Working
Bee.
 (leC)
Some
of
Chris’s
design
work
 for
s.p.a.c.e

s.p.a.c.e. is where people connect with their community through spirited, innovative and socially responsible services.

Get connected at the s.p.a.c.e. Open Day.

Saturday May 23rd 10:00 – 11:00

11:00 – 11:30 11:30 – 12:30 12:30 – 1:30 1:30 – 2:00

VIP Tour of the facility and presentation from s.p.a.c.e. Founder and Executive Director Alissa Phillips Community Welcome and official launch of the new s.p.a.c.e. brand Allan Border s.p.a.c.e. Community Cricket Match FREE BBQ Lunch and EXPO of s.p.a.c.e. programs Tween and teen themed activities

W W W. T H E S PA C E . O R G . AU

See how we are putting in place one of Brisbane’s most innovative community centres with an emphasis on services for those members of the community with special needs. The s.p.a.c.e. Open Day is an opportunity to connect as a community, network, discuss and be educated about a new mode of disability service provision being offered in the Western Suburbs. Register your interest with Alissa at alissa@thespace.org.au May 18th

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“Life at work can be cool - and work that’s cool isn’t confined to Ellen, Beyonce, or Ashton Kutcher. It’s available to all of us.” -Tom Peters


Belinda
facilitaLng
a
session at
the
team
alignment


weekend
in
August
2009

Teach

Inspire new ways of learning. Share your assets with the s.p.a.c.e leadership team and help us to learn and apply, learn and create, learn and develop, learn and... Belinda is a speech language pathologist with a background in management and facilitation. Belinda came along with the s.p.a.c.e leadership team to our alignment weekend and facilitated our timetable. She kept us on track, on time and on task. Some other examples of this type of volunteering at s.p.a.c.e include: Fred Gwinn “BCC” - Government Strategy and political communication techniques Councillor de Wit “Member for Pullenvale” - Government liaison and processes Andrew Hamilton “Social Ventures Australia” - How to work in the not for profit landscape

Learn

Inspire new ways of thinking. Become a student volunteer by coming to s.p.a.c.e as part of your educational development. QUT
Student
Cara
 working
with
photographer
 Anna
and
Model
Jordie
 to
put
together
the
 2009
Big
Night
 Out
Calendar.

Cara was a student of the Creative Industries at QUT. Her assignment was to create an advertising campaign around the launch of a product or event. Cara worked with s.p.a.c.e to deliver on the 2008 Big Night Out calendar and in doing so got a glimpse at work in the community.


COOPERATION IS EVERYTHING. THE ORGANISATION IS JUST THE VEHICLE FOR HUMAN COOPERATION - Francis Gouillart


Some of the best volunteers we have at s.p.a.c.e are the ones who spend time. They are the people who turn up with no other motives then to be engaged in activities and participate with people. They are the ones who do not lead out the front of the crowd but rather lead by example and role model to others how to have a good time. They are the lifeblood of s.p.a.c.e and without them we would not be able to do what we do. They dance, play sport, listen, laugh, encourage, watch, follow, enjoy, engage, enact. They are themselves at all times. They are volunteers.

Have a good time

Enjoy yourself with others. Believe it or not this is one of the biggest contributions you can make!


Chris
and
Barclay
on
 the
dance 
floor
at
Big
Night
 Out
‐
dressed
 as
aliens
for
the
 Outer
Space
night

What volunteers bring is the human touch, the individual, caring approach that no government program, however well meaning and well-executed, can deliver -Edward James Olmos


Put your profile to good use

Help new organisations become known organisations To the majority of Australian’s Allan Border is an Australian cricketing legend. To s.p.a.c.e he is just part of the family. Board members Nicole Border and Alissa Phillips grew up watching their fathers play cricket. It was an exciting day to see their dads reunite on the cricket field at the 2008 Open Day when the men came face to face once more in the name of chairty for a cricket match (Allan lost to Ray’s team!) Allan has contributed his time and profile generously to supporting the young team behind s.p.a.c.e and we thank him. Some other examples of this type of volunteering at s.p.a.c.e include: Lisa Newman - Brisbane City Lady Mayoress Pip Russel - Channel 10’s Totally Wild Greg Carey - Radio 4BC


Allan
with
the
runners
up
at
the
s.p.a.c.e
 Trivia
Night
handing
out
signed
cricket
balls
 as
their
consolaLon
prize.


“My motives for involvement are very simplistic. s.p.a.c.e was founded by a long time family friend and my daughter. The work they are doing is outstanding. Supporting them is easy. -Allan Border


Erica
and
Krista
visit
a
school
to
talk
to
the
 Year
9’s
about
volunteering
and
s.p.a.c.e

Speak out Become a spokesperson.

Are you a confident speaker. Join the ranks of other ‘Speak Out’ volunteers and spread the s.p.a.c.e word to others in your community through talking about our cause. Don’t worry, you don’t have to make everything up yourself. We are here to help by providing visual aids and presentations to assist you.

Claire
and
Hannah
on
stage
at
their
trivia
 night
updaLng
the
players
rankings.


Host an Event

Raising money is one thing but raising awareness is just as important.

Claire and Hannah had been attending s.p.a.c.e fundraisers for 2 years when they decided to up the anti and host a fundriaser of their own! The girls invited 100 of their closest friends to a trivia night hosted at the local Grammer School. Together they raised $4,000 and spread the s.p.a.c.e spirit to 100 new volunteers. Some other examples of this type of volunteering at s.p.a.c.e include: The Imogen Children Choral Community Concert Corporate Morning Teas QUT Film Screening at the Dendy


I BELIEVE WITH ALL MY HEART IN WHAT WE DO. IT IS CONTAGIOUS WITH PEOPLE. THEY WANT THAT KIND OF LEADERSHIP, AND THEY WANT TO GIVE IT TO. - ALISSA PHILLIPS (S.P.A.C.E FOUNDER)


s.p.a.c.e likes to gloat that we get our volunteers from the 4th largest country in the world - facebook! In all seriousness; social media is revolutionising how we connect and communicate. Facebook, Twitter, Youtube, Delicious...you name it we are on it. Facebook alone helps us to raise awareness of events, build hype and contact volunteers. Youtube allows us to showcase our work visually through the medium of film and Twitter is a great way to quickly update stakeholders on the run. s.p.a.c.e volunteers who have a particular interest in the online environment are admins on these sites and help keep our profiles up to date and in the loop. Get connected online today!

Get connected (literally)

Inclusive communities are online too.


“FACT: How many years did it take for the following technological breakthroughs to reach 50 million people? Radio = 38 year. TV = 13 years. Internet = 4 years. iPod = 3 years. Facebook added 100 million users in less than 9 months!.�


Explore the possibilities Take the opportunity to try something new or ignite a previous passion

Erica studied a Bachelor of Communications at university. Upon looking for work she stumbled across a position at National Australia Bank and has been working there as an Associate ever since. Although Erica enjoys her work at NAB she loves volunteering at s.p.a.c.e and using her skills in communication. Erica helps with the web copy, edits the newsletters and last year wrote all the questions for our Trivia Fundraiser.

Some
other
examples
of
this
type
of
volunteering
at
 s.p.a.c.e
include Ryan
Holton
‐
Rio
Tinto
Sales
and
MarkeLng
by
day,
s.p.a.c.e
 Strategy
Advisor
by
night.
 Kate
Davies
‐
CPA
Auatralia
Government
Liason
by
day,
s.p.a.c.e
 events
manager
by
night. Karen
Phillips
‐
Ed.
QLD
Guidance
Council
by
day,
s.p.a.c.e
 community
liaison
officer
by
night


Erica
at
the
Sauce
SoCware
 offices
with
our
web
 development
officer
Bronson.

“My motives for involvement are very simplistic. s.p.a.c.e was founded by a long time family friend and my daughter. The work they are doing is outstanding. Supporting them is easy. -Allan Border


s.p.a.c.e doesn’t function without the help of an army of volunteers willing to get down and dirty. Working bees occur throughout the year at s.p.a.c.e and we are constantly and pleasantly surprised by the jolly attendance of so many busy bees. Many hands really do make light work!

Get your hands dirty

Help s.p.a.c.e clean up our act.


Working
Bee
2008.
 66
people
showed
up
 on
the
day
to
help
with
 the
clean
up!

“Its time for some HEART work.” -Oscar Arias


s.p.a.c.e volunteering Get involved today! Have we missed something. Do you have an idea for how you might get involved at s.p.a.c.e Let us know by getting in contact with us at: www.thespace.org.au

Alissa Phillips alissa@thespace.org.au

0403 747 228


s.p.a.c.e Volunteering