Welcome to Glen Park

Glen Park Community Centre is a friendly, supportive and welcoming environment for everyone in the community.

Our mission is to create a strong, connected community - free from poverty, isolation and injustice, where every person has access to food, housing, social and economic participation, lifelong learning and support.

We’re a member of Learn Local - a network of over 300 not-for-profit organisations across Victoria offering adult community education and training to people from all walks of life. We are one in over 400 Neighbourhood Houses located throughout Victoria. Glen Park opens its doors to approximately 800 people per week, provides programmed services to an average of 156 people per week and the Centre is used by the community at least 48 hours per week.

Glen Park is home to a successful registered Social Enterprise cafe; Cafe on the Park, offering delicious meals, catering, training and volunteering opportunities. More importantly, Cafe on the Park is the driving force behind our Emergency Relief Program; P.O.W.E.R and facilitates the distribution of 1250kgs of food per month to some of our most vulnerable Victorians.

We are very proud of the service Glen Park Community Centre provides in the community and encourage you to support the Centre by enrolling in a class, eating in the cafe or becoming a member.

Glen Park's Community Value equates to $5.46 for every $1 of income. Now, that is a pretty good return on investment, don't you think?

Take your time browsing through our website to find out what opportunities your Centre has to offer you and we look forward to seeing you in the Centre.

Heidi Butler-Moore

CEO

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What You Need to Know

Quarter 1 2024 has commenced! The Centre is open and we have some great programs coming up such as: Busy Hands (a weekly social craft group), Art with Gabriele (relaxed and free flowing art class), and Hungry 4 Success - Training (a pathway to employment program). If you or someone you know are interested in any of Glen Park's upcoming programs, please contact the office on (03) 9720 5097 or email office@glenparkcc.com.au 

Cafe on the Park's new operating hours have commenced. The new operating hours are Tuesday to Friday, 10am - 2pm, excluding all public holidays and school holidays. Café on the Park has made some changes to the menu in 2024. In lieu of offering a set menu, the café will offer a display fridge menu and blackboard menu; using seasonal, fresh, and affordable food with vegetarian, vegan, halal, and dairy free options available!

The sunshine is starting to appear, so why not take advantage of Cafe on the Park's outdoor dining area, enjoy a meal or treat yourself to something from our display fridge! Don't forget to check out the delicious range of jams, relishes and sauces - available for purchase in the cafe. 

community support & emergency relief programs

Glen Park are continuing to provide vulnerable community members who meet some basic eligibility criteria with fresh fruit, veggies, bread, meat, eggs, pantry staples and so much more. 

Glen Park offer the following community support and emergency relief programs community pantry, and egg and bread collection

For more information on the community pantry and other community support and emergency relief programs, please email office@glenparkcc.com.au or visit this page.

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Chit, Chat & Chew

Chit, Chat and Chew

Current Course & Activity Guide

Course and Activity Guide

Courses at Glen Park

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Learn Local - Pathways to Further Education & Employment

Local Pathways for Women - Success Stories

The Power of Volunteering - Pete's Success Story