Volunteering

Volunteers are the backbone and lifeblood of Quercus Beechworth and we place great value on the contribution of each and every one.

Volunteering offers people the opportunity to contribute to their community, meet people, update or acquire new skills and share in local experiences. Quercus, with its diversity of activities and supportive environment, is a great place to volunteer. Below is some information about the many and varied volunteering opportunities here at Quercus.

If you are interested in any of the volunteering opportunities listed below please click here for a Volunteer application,  rights and responsibilities of volunteers 

Quercus Bookshop

Quercus Community Book Shop is a social enterprise. All our books are donated by the community and our shop is staffed by fantastic volunteers seven days a week from 10am-4pm.

Volunteer shifts are either morning or afternoon, weekdays or weekends. Duties include customer service, money handling, receiving, cleaning and sorting donations as well as taking payments for courses. 

If you are passionate about books and reading (or just wished you owned a second hand bookshop!) or wanting to connect with other people, we are always looking for new volunteers.

For more information on volunteering at the Bookshop please contact Jan on 5728 2388 or download a Volunteer application .

Our Community OP shop

Would you have a couple of hours spare per week or per fortnight? We are always looking for friendly people to join our wonderful group of volunteers at Our Community OP shop. Not only is it a great way way to meet people, but you’ll be helping Beechworth Community Support raise much needed funds for those in the community in need.

Volunteer shifts are either morning or afternoon, weekdays or weekends. Duties include customer service, money handling, receiving, cleaning and sorting donations, banking and merchandising.

For more information on volunteering at the OP shop please contact Trish on 5728 2386 or download a Volunteer application.

Quercus Garden

Quercus Garden is a very special part of Quercus Beechworth. The produce grown in our garden goes into the kitchen and is used for the Community Food program as well as for the Community Sharing Feast. So not only does it provide learning opportunities but feeds many people in our community.

Our Quercus garden groups meets every Monday 9am until approx 10am. (Winter months a little later) Morning tea is provided and everyone is welcome to come along and get their hands dirty and help our garden thrive. Please bring your own hat and gardening gloves. Click here to download an a Volunteer application

Community Sharing Feast

Quercus Beechworth believes sharing a meal helps bring people in our community together. Meals are prepared and served in the spirit of co-operation by community volunteers with people coming together to share a meal and engage in conversation.

The Community Sharing Feast is a way for residents, both young and old or new to the area to meet up with people they know or make new friends. 

The Community Sharing Feast is held every 2nd month (excluding winter). We are always looking for volunteers to assist with the set up of the hall,  cooking, serving and clean up, please download a Volunteer application

Q Pizza

Q Pizza is a social enterprise with profits going back into supporting our Quercus garden as well as our food programs that help those in need in our community.

Q Pizza is held on the 1st Saturday of the Month in April, October and December 2019 from 10am-2pm. Volunteers assist with the operation of the pizza oven, preparation and making of the pizzas, customer service, money handling and clean up. If you are interested in becoming one of the Q Pizza team, please download a Volunteer application

Repair Cafe

Repair Cafés are free meeting places and they’re all about repairing things (together).  Clothes, furniture, electrical appliances, bicycles, crockery, appliances, toys, etc. Visitors bring their broken items from home. Together with the specialists they start making their repairs in the Repair Café. 

We are always on the lookout for expert volunteers, with repair skills in all kinds of fields. Even if you are not very handy we also looking for volunteers to assist with registrations and welcoming on the day. Click here for a Volunteer application

Repair Cafe’s happen on the 2nd Sat of each month in the Quercus hall.