A key initiative of the Gidgegannup Men’s Shed is to provide support to local community based organisations. Also, to lead and participate in local community initiatives and projects.
Our first two community projects are underway. We are collaborating to help run and manage the Tool Library at Tilden Park. We have also formed a team to continue the local work of Blaze Aid, helping to replace fencing lost in the Wooroloo Bushfires. This project is made possible with the support of Rotary Emergency Response and Blaze Aid.
For any Community Organisations seeking assistance on projects or services from the Gidgegannup Men’s Shed please contact Alan Stuart firstname.lastname@example.org
The Tool Library is an initiative of WA Rotary Bushfire Relief, to provide a resource of tools to be available to affected residents of the Wooroloo bushfires. Tools will be provided on loan, at no cost, for personal use on those people’s properties in the restoration process.
The basic tasks which volunteers are providing include:
- Meeting and greeting people seeking to borrow tools.
- Having visitors checking in with the Safe WA QR Code, or signing the Register Sheet.
- Selecting tools suited to the intended tasks.
- Assisting each client to complete the “Membership Application Form”, witness their signature, and file the form alphabetically by Surname.
- Listing the items borrowed by the client, along with the client’s details on the “Loan Out Form”, and file it with the Membership Application Form.
- Being a listening ear to folk who may be under stress and need an opportunity for a chat.
- Share a cup of tea or coffee with clients.
Battery operated tools – Hedge Trimmer, Leaf Blower, Grass Trimmer and Pole Chainsaws each have a battery and charger, which need to be loaned.