Emerge is a social enterprise project which means all profits made from our catering business & food van go straight back into offering workplace training to youth and keeping the doors open on the dedicated youth hub.
It's because of the big hearts of volunteers and the generous support of community members and businesses that we are able help support youth in the Toowoomba region.
There are a number of ways to get involved with Emerge and we want to ensure that we are building positive long term relationships within the community to ensure the long term success of Emerge.
Volunteers with various skill sets are required in both governance and in the day to day functioning of Emerge. We require passionate people to help us supervise the youth hub during drop in hours, provide cleanliness and maintenance within the youth hub and food van, helping and attending fundraising and events and sometimes just to be an ear to a young person using the space. We invite members of the community to engage in interactive workshops with youth and are always open for new ideas and suggestions that encourage healthy living and self-empowerment for youth.
We have a strong commitment to supporting volunteers who are working within the Emerge family and so volunteers will require to attend short induction before working with youth and within the youth hub.
We offer free training for personal development for our regular volunteers to ensure the best possible environment for our young people and volunteers.
All volunteers over the age of 18 are required to have an active blue card ( or equivalent) or willing to get obtain one.
To register your interest in volunteering with Emerge Toowoomba Inc. please send us an email to firstname.lastname@example.org or register your details here
Donations to the youth hub help us provide a safe, supportive space for young people in the Toowoomba region, meals when youth drop in and provide programs and resources that help young people engage in a positive and healthy life. Cash and In-Kind donations of fresh food, hygiene items, clean, wearable clothing, board games and other necessities are most welcome and appreciated.
Emerge requires the support of local and national sponsors to help us to provide continued support to Toowoomba's youth. We encourage sponsors to build a relationship with both the Emerge team and the youth that drop into our space to ensure the long term success of the Emerge youth hub and programs.
We have a number of sponsorship packages available to suit all business sizes that are mutually beneficial so please get in touch with us to join the Emerge family.
As a social enterprise it's our catering business that helps provide sustainable funding for our youth hub and youth program. Every time you book catering or invite the food van to your event, function or business you help us not only to fund the enterprise but provide practical job training and mentorship for youth in the Toowoomba region.