News & events

Here is where you will find all the latest BCWS news and details about coming events. We also post news and events updates on our social media accounts.

FREE 2-HOUR WORKSHOPS BY THE STORY FACTORY!

FREE 2-HOUR WORKSHOPS BY THE STORY FACTORY!

BCWS is pleased to offer two FREE workshops, delivered online by the Story Factory!

Workshop #1: The Secret Life of Stuff. Ever wonder what happens in your home when the lights turn off? Investigate the Secret Life of Stuff, and bringing character and personality to your everyday surroundings. Discover writing techniques such as character development and voice, and text types such as lists, timetables, letters, postcards, and picture books.

Thursday 30th September
10am – 12pm
Via Zoom

Workshop #2: Storytelling through YouTube videos. Do you have a lot to say about certain topics? Learn everything you need about how to start your own YouTube channel and how to use it for storytelling!

Thursday 30th September
10am – 12pm
Via Zoom

To register for either of these workshops, please contact info@bcw.org.au or (02) 9744 1866 or 0467 673 918

Young people and gambling

Young people and gambling

Having a conversation with your child or teenager about gambling may not be easy but it’s an important conversation. You have a lot of influence, and you’re in the best position to encourage your young ones to think critically about gambling and to make informed decisions. Video games and online gaming with elements of gambling are very common. A NSW Youth Gambling Study 2020 found around 40% of young people play video games that have gambling components. The risks of progressing from online gaming to online gambling can apply to anybody. For more information and support that can help, you can visit the link below https://www.gambleaware.nsw.gov.au/…/talking-to-young…

We’re collecting pantry donations

We’re collecting pantry donations

Can you help? We are seeking donations of non-perishable food and essential living items. Items collected are distributed to families and individuals in the community who are in need of emergency assistance. Items we need include: rice, pasta, oasta sauce, UHT milk, breakfast food, tinned food, quick meals, toiletries, women’s products, nappies, baby food, school lunches, snacks and spreads. Thank you in advance for ensuring items are in date, new and for your generosity. Donations can be dropped off at the Community Centre.

Mini Garden project | Update

Mini Garden project | Update

Our Mini Community Garden project is off to a great start and we are so excited! Brenden from Community Greening Royal Botanical Gardens paid a visit to our garden site and now, thanks to his advice – and the input of volunteers and community members – we have a plan! Take a look, we can’t wait to get started. 

Yes it’s a mud map, and it can change but that’s the beauty of a community garden – it’s  reflective of the whole community.  

The next step is to install the first raised garden bed along with the wicking bed. This is scheduled for Wednesday 10th February. Please contact info@bcw.org.au if you would like to volunteer for this project or can share your knowledge. To ensure we can keep it COVID-safe, we can accommodate only a limited number of people so please register if you are interested.

Gardening can bring immense benefit to people from fitness to improving mental health. Starting this community garden has definitely increased our sense of community belonging and upped our gardening knowledge. If you want to learn about gardening or pick up some skills, this could be a great place to start.  

In the meantime, enjoy this read from the Royal Botanical Gardens: Seven elements of a sensory garden 

Thanks to Ecstra

Thanks to Ecstra

Ecstra’s Response and Recovery grant came at the right time and has bolstered our remote capabilities so we can continue to positively impact vulnerable communities during restrictions brought on by COVID-19.

Freebies for volunteers

Freebies for volunteers

We would like to acknowledge all the wonderful work that volunteers do. Our team has prepared some simple eLearning courses which can be completed in your own time and are designed to help you improve your skills and knowledge.

There are three courses to choose from. Simply follow the link and click the “PLAY” button on the course of your choice.

Let us know how you go!

  1. A Healthy You – Understanding Self
  2. Food Safety
  3. Diversity and Culture in Healthcare
Be Connected

Be Connected

If you need support to develop your digital skills and confidence, why not join our next Be Connected session on 15th February. Contact Imran on (02) 9744 1866 for more details. 

Mini Garden project

Mini Garden project

Spring is here and we are starting a Mini Garden project at the Neighbourhood Centre. We are currently seeking volunteers to help bring the project to life. If you can help, please contact our team on info@bcw.org.au.  

In the meantime, enjoy this read from the Royal Botanical Gardens: Seven elements of a sensory garden 

Free Fitness Camps

Free Fitness Camps

Free Fitness Camp! Open to all members of the public, sessions are available at 7am every Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday during school terms. Activities include Active Yoga and Active X Training. This activity is proudly funded by Government NSW through My Community Project.  Click here for more information and to view the timetable

We'd love to hear from you

Please contact our team at any time:

Address: 2 Wyatt Avenue Burwood NSW 2134

Phone: (02) 9744 1866
Fax: (02) 9744 0886

Email: info@bcw.org.au

We acknowledge and pay respects to the First Nations People of Australia, the land in which we live and work. We recognise the strength, resilience and capacity of Aboriginal people and pay respects to Elders past, present and emerging. 

Hours of operation

 

Neighbourhood Centre
Monday - Thursday
9:00am to 1:00pm
2:00pm to 5:00pm

Family Support Service
Monday - Thursday
9:00am to 1:00pm
2:00pm to 5:00pm

Meals on Wheels
Monday - Friday
9:00am to 1:00pm
2:00pm to 5:00pm 

Domestic Violence Service
Monday - Friday
9:00am to 5:00pm

The services provided by BCWS are proudly funded by: