Rotary Radio Show

David Proud is on a recruiting campaign for the following people to help run our weekly radio show:

  1. Program presenters (front room people)
  2. Panel operators (back room people)
  3. Program Manager (not necessarily either 1 or 2)

You may have some interest in doing this kind of volunteer work or you may know of someone who has a definite interest and looking for an opportunity. If so, please let Anne Josefsberg know. The above positions are not a weekly proposition. On the average, volunteers are required about once per month.

BusyFeet in Boroondara

BFLogoBusyFeet is a dance and movement activity for children with intellectual and physical disabilities, aged 6 to 16 years. The participants will experience happiness, and develop more self confidence, through the movement of dance. Look at our BusyFeet page BusyFeet in Boroodara for more details.

We finish the very successful 2016 Term 4 program on Wednesday 14th December 2016. Council has confirmed the continued use of our Hawthorn Town Hall venue, 360 Burwood Road, Hawthorn for the whole of 2017. So we hope to gradually grow the number of children to around 12 a week, for classes starting Term 1, on Wednesday 1st February 2017.

If you have the time and would like to bring joy to your heart, and a smile to your face and the children, please email us at with your contact details, alternatively email the Program Leader, Jenni Nankervis Also, if anyone would like to volunteer to assist with the administration of this project, please contact us. Volunteers must have up to date Working with Children checks.

Interchange Inner East – Twilight Cinema Night

This year the event will be held on Friday 17th February 2017 at the Interchange Inner East address of 2 Kendall Street, Canterbury Victoria 3126. It will be a safe and happy outdoor cinema night for the children and young adults with disabilities, and their families. There will be pre-film entertainment and a barbeque.

This is a ticketed event and only Interchange Inner East families and only Boroondara families of children with disiabilities will be able to get tickets. Tickets will be issued prior to the event and must be presented to gain admission.

Volunteers are sought from Rotarians and Friends of Rotary to help run the event, along with Interchange Inner East volunteers and staff. Volunteers must have up to date Working with Children checks and register with Lili-Ann Kriegler,  who is the project leader managing the night and the volunteer duties, or contact Michael Chong

Volunteers are needed from 5:30pm for initial setup. Families arrive from 6:30pm and leave about 9:30pm. Cleanup by volunteers will then take place until about 10:30pm.

Rotary Sustainability Shop and Bookshop

The Rotary Sustainability Shop and Bookshop located in what was the old Brumby’s Bakery in the north west part of the Camberwell Market, near the Post Office. This is a Rotary “cluster club” activity, with the proceeds going to DIK (Donations In Kind). The shop needs volunteers to help run the shop. Volunteers will be allocated a half day shift and will be trained to help run the shop – opening and closing the shop, pricing and shelving stock, and serving customers. If you can help, please contact Michael Chong

The Bookshop needs a high turnover of current fiction and quality non-fiction. So if you are clearing out your bookshelves remember to bring those books to the Rotary Bookshop. Also volunteer book lovers are needed to help sort and price books.

Camberwell Sunday Market

Every Sunday our Rotary Club of Canterbury provides three volunteers to man the entrances to the Camberwell Sunday Market.

IMG_4766This volunteering effort is the lifeblood of the many projects that we undertake each year. We collect a gold coin donation from those entering the market. This provides around $1,000 each market day and we are able to use this money to fund the service activities that you can read about on our Projects pages.

It is a lot of fun, greeting people as they come to find a good bargain. The volunteers are on a roster, so that they move to different gates during the morning. Because you are paired up with a different volunteer on each gate, it becomes quite a social experience as you chat about various things.

We start at 7:00am at the Rotary caravan, where you pick up a high-vis vest, a hat for the sun, an identifying name badge and a collection cup. The market stops at 12:30pm and we help to direct the traffic until 1:00pm. There is time to browse through the stalls as we travel from gate to gate during the morning. It’s a really enjoyable experience.

Club members and volunteer friends are usually rostered three or four times a year, but it is possible to do this more frequently if you are looking to participate for the service component of an award. If a roster shift from 7:00am to 1:00pm is too long for you, half shifts 7:00am to 10:00am or 10:00am to 1:00pm can be arranged.

If you would like to join our volunteering roster for the Camberwell Sunday Market, please contact our market coordinator Janet Hay Read more . . .