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Our Services
Projects

Thames Community has a range of projects, services and initiatives.

VOLUNTEERS

The centre places volunteers from the drive and volunteer programme with local community organisations.

We've also got volunteer spaces for anyone interested in giving time back to their community, we work with lots of interesting community organisations. So if you're interested in helping out in anyway contact the centre.

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VENUE

The Centre has a comfortable lounge area available for hire by community groups and individuals.  Perfect for seminars, group work and meetings. A small kitchen can be utilized as part of the hireage.

 

​Two other rooms are available for hire, visiting health and family professionals find the venue offers an affordable and safe space. We have times available for use and welcome more services.

Please contact Jeff on tcrc@xtra.co.nz or 07 868 9797 more information.

DRIVE AND VOLUNTEER

The initiative provides support to get a car license to those willing to give some volunteer time back to the community.

The Centre will pay for courses, test fees, lessons, mentored driving and defensive driving courses. To get this support, you give volunteer time to the community as your contribution to the scheme.

 

Use our free public computers to access AA mock tests, CV writing templates and advice as well as enabling links to NZQA records and logins for Real Me and My IR accounts.

 

We're big on self-realisation and success, we like resilience and giving back and want to make it easier to get jobs and for folks to stay within their communities.

DRIVING MENTOR PROGRAM

The Thames Community Centre has volunteer mentors who practice driving  with students in the Centre's Valley Toyota car, to help them reach their restricted and full licenses.

 

The driver volunteers practice their driving twice a week for an hour with their mentors. This part of the programme usually runs for 12 weeks. Please get in touch with the centre to learn more.

COMMUNITY CENTRE GARDEN

Robyn who lead the project is off on new adventures so we are after volunteers to keep things looking good.

Volunteering Waikato Garden position

Robyn and Team

The Centre Garden 2019 

(Google maps street view)

Our Garden today 2023

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IT NEED TECH

We will kick off again in the new year but are interested on hearing from anyone who needs help. We can arrange some assistance as part of our market research for a new programme starting in the new year.

Centre volunteer Brennan is really happy to help out those needing some guidance or advice on digital technology. Get help with that new phone set up, organise your devices, photos and files, social media, emails.

To book get in touch by phone or email.

027 2292209

tcrc@xtra.co.nz

MINDFULNESS

Practice a variety of meditation skills supported by the latest brain science research to help advance your mental health and daily wellbeing in friendly small groups.

 

The Centre and Mindfulness Path will be offering an 8 week course starting early 2024.

For more info, contact us at the centre, call or email us - or get in touch with Deirdre at www.mindfulpath.co.nz

ART THERAPY

Learn how to rediscover your own creative wisdom to facilitate healing. Begin working intuitively to create healing art works. Led by Imagine Create Heal.

For more info, contact us at the centre, call or email us - or get in touch with Dianne by ph. 027 777 7507

CHIN WAG

Along with Age Concern the centre hosts a social get-together of older adults who enjoy a 'cuppa' and a good old chinwag in the company of like-minded people.

It's about connecting, learning and sharing with others and enjoying good company in a comfortable setting.

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