Participate

You can play a vital role in BANC’s mission to build a resilient, supportive and active community where everyone is included and no one is left behind. There are many ways to help.

Work with us

We are looking for Community Support Staff (casual) to work with people with disabilities.

You should have:

  • A minimum certificate 3 in disability, mental health, or community services or a minimum 2 years experience working with people with disability:
  • An ability to work independently and as a member of a team; and
  • Experience of delivering both 1×1 supports and group activities that include skills development and meaningful links to the broader community.

To join the BANC Access team, you must address the full selection criteria in your application and have or obtain the necessary checks to work in this sector.

Please download the job description here

Please download the information pack here

Volunteer

Whatever your skills are, we can use them! Just some of the options include taking a reception shift at the Neighbourhood Centre, helping us with data entry or becoming a volunteer tutor at our Cyber-shed.

When members of our community need a helping hand due to illness or emergency, or just need someone to share a cup of tea with, Blackheath Cares is there to help. Put your hand up to shop, transport, cook, visit or help out in other ways.

Become a HUFF (Heads Up For Fire) Facilitator in your neighbourhood.

More info on volunteering or make an enquiry and we’ll get back to you.

Food bank

Contributing to our food bank is easy. Just pick up an extra bag or two of necessities when you shop and either drop them off at the Neighbourhood Centre or, even easier – shop online at Coles or Woolworths and ask them to deliver to us direct. You can also purchase and donate food vouchers from local businesses. Most-requested items include pasta and pasta sauce, tinned meals, and toiletries including toothpaste and feminine hygiene products – but everything is welcome.

Donations

BANC contributes to the wellbeing of its community in countless ways. To get an idea of the impact we make, simply browse this website or read our Annual Reports.

You can help us to continue this important work by making a cash donation of any size. All donations to BANC are tax deductible and we’ll provide a receipt for tax purposes. You can make a one-off donation or choose the option of making a regular monthly contribution.

Thank you for your support!

Become a member

You can make a significant and ongoing contribution to everything we do by becoming a member of BANC.

Being a member is an important way for you to have your views and ideas heard. You will be able to vote at our Annual General Meeting or stand for membership of our Board.

Our members, whether they are movers and shakers or quiet achievers, are the kinds of people who make things happen in the Upper Mountains. By joining their ranks you will become part of a powerful force for good in our community,

There are no formal responsibilities or fees attached to your membership. Use this form to send us your membership application.