Partnering with volunteers to support better quality of life for all in our community is so important at Cobdenhealth. Volunteers make a huge difference to helping our vision become reality.
Volunteers experience many benefits, such as making enduring friendships, learning new skills and having new experiences through providing much needed support to residents, visitors and staff - plus, volunteering is great for your mental health and wellbeing too.
If you would like to get involved to support the work of care staff, through craft, reading, outings, gardening, conversation, listening, writing or other social activities – or – you would like to help shape the future of Cobdenhealth through our Board or Community Advisory Committee, we would be privileged to work with you. Please contact Cobdenhealth administration on (03) 5595 3100.
Connecting with the Community
The Cobdenhealth Charity Shop is operated by volunteers and has a wide variety of treasures for sale. Donations of saleable goods are always appreciated – clothing, furniture, household and small electrical items, etc.
The Charity Shop, located at 41 Curdie Street, Cobden, is open 10am to 4pm Monday to Friday and 10am to 12pm Saturday.
Cobden Art Group
The Cobden Art Group meet every Thursday during school terms at Cobdenhealth. Members share the enjoyment of art and supporting each other in an informal, relaxed environment (there is no art tutor). Every second year the Art Group holds an Art Exhibition at the Cobden Civic Hall.
BYO lunch and art materials / $25 per term covers room hire, tea & coffee plus any art materials or magazines that the Group wish to purchase. For more information or to join the Art Group, call Cobdenhealth.
Cobdenhealth hosts the Cobden Playgroup every Tuesday and Thursday from 9.30am. There are indoor and outdoor areas and activities for all pre-school children. Contact Cobdenhealth for further details or visit the playgroup website.
The Men’s Shed
The Men’s Shed provides an informal social gathering for mutual support and wellbeing, and to get creative together. There are a wide range of activities – woodwork and woodcraft, cards, board games, cooking (including diet advice and supermarket visits), gardening and exercise programs. Periodically there are daytrips to other Men’s Sheds within Victoria, and guest speakers to provide insights on a variety of topics, including relevant Health and Lifestyle issues.
The Cobden Men’s Shed is located via Cobdenhealth Clarke Street entrance (carpark) and meet every Tuesday ($5 for lunch) and Thursday afternoon.
Walk yourself healthy and happy! The Cobden Walking Group meets at 9.30am on Tuesdays and Thursdays at the Senior Citizens building (corner of Parrott and Victoria Streets, Cobden) – rain, hail or shine! There are also outings to other locations of interest for walks.
It is great physical activity, and a great opportunity for social outings with others. For more information please contact Cobdenhealth.
WEL Group – Women Enjoying Life
The WEL Group is a gathering of women from Cobden and surrounding areas who want to connect with like-minded women in a supportive environment. The group provides social opportunities for women who would otherwise find it difficult to go out alone. For more information please contact Cobdenhealth.