Lighthouse Crew - A Greater Shepparton Lighthouse Project initiative


About the Lighthouse Crew

Since 2014, the Greater Shepparton Lighthouse Project has relied on the support and contributions of our community, which has been instrumental in helping to achieve better outcomes for young people in the Greater Shepparton region.

Based on our learnings since inception, the Lighthouse team has decided it's time for a new, user-friendly approach to engaging community goodwill. So, we've established the Lighthouse Crew! We welcome community members who want to help deliver better outcomes for our young people. Crew members may include:

  • Businesses that wish to donate resources or offer industry tours for students;
  • Individuals wanting to volunteer at OLLY, help out with reading or breakfast programs, assist at the Family Haven, or teach hands-on skills at Pit Stop;
  • Community members wanting to donate toys, bikes, scooters, and other goods or wanting to support our fundraising campaigns.

To ensure we are able to effectively connect and communicate with Crew members, we've activated the My Impact app. Click on the 'Fill in an application' button at the top-right of this page to access the app and register.

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We are seeking Crew members for the following opportunities:

Family Haven

The Family Haven in Mooroopna provides a welcoming space where parents, carers and children can relax. Staff and volunteers provide the opportunity to share a meal, connect with other parents and provide referrals where needed. 

The Family Haven is open Tuesday-Thursdays from 10am-2pm and is located at 16 Young Street, Mooroopna.  

 

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Interacting with children in positive play activities 125 2/28/2024 12/12/2024

Healthy Eating Program in Schools

Boosting healthy and nutritious food and drink options within the school environment can improve student concentration, mood, memory, learning, academic performance and mental well-being and give them the fuel they need to thrive.

We are currently looking for volunteers to assist the Chef in the preparation of meals to the students at Mooroopna Park Primary School.  Hours are between 9.30am-12.00noon Monday-Fridays.  If you have a couple of hours free then we would love to hear from you.   

To assist the Chef with the preparation of meals as part of the Healthy Eating Program at Mooroopna Park Primary School (MPPS). Nutritious meals are provided to the students Monday-Friday. The Chef is seeking assistance from 9.30am-12.30pm.  If you have a couple of hours free they would love your help!.      

 

This amazing program has also seen MPPS win the Australian Education Award for the Best Wellbeing Program and the Victorian Early Years Award for Promoting Children's Health & Wellbeing. 

 

  

 

 

 

 

 

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Mooroopna Park Primary School Lunch Program 22 2/28/2024 3/28/2024

Pitstop Program

Pit Stop is a strengths-based re-engagement program offering young people the opportunity to work on small engines and cars under the guidance of volunteer industry professionals.

Pit Stop aims to increase work and life skills, improve mental health and increase connection for young people within the community whilst better connecting them to opportunities through the bridging of social capital. This community initiative will also work with at-risk young people as an early intervention model to re-engage them at school.

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Mechanics, Woodwork and General Tinkering 42 2/28/2024 3/28/2024

RANDOM ACTS OF KINDNESS

Random Acts of Kindness are one off or short-term opportunities to assist us in our programs.   These can be things like donation of scooters and bikes, Muster bike repair day or industry visits - Stay tuned as these are always evolving.

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The Lighthouse Crews purpose

At Lighthouse we are activating our community to grow our movement that drives positive change. To achieve this we invite you to join the Lighthouse Crew and explore the opportunities that will help our young people reach their full potential and thrive.