Work For The Soul

Offering projects and services that Support, Inform, Educate & Inspire!


As a registered charity we assist the most at risk and in need in our community. 

Our services are available to Centrelink Health Care Card holders.  We assess each situation on an individual basis so please contact us if you are in a difficult or emergency situation as we may be able to assist.  If you are unsure please call us on 03 9478088 to find out more.


WFTS Internet Cafe

Free internet and computer use

Monday to Wednesday 9:00 am - 4:00 pm Thurday 9.00 am - 3.00 pm
Bookings can be made in 3 hour blocks per session. 

  

HOW TO REQUEST AN APPOINTMENT

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Call: 03 9478 0888
Visit: 73 Gower Street Preston VIC 3072


Food Security Parcels - Food For Thought

Work For The Soul’s Food for Thought food security service is committed to relieving poverty by providing nutritious fresh food to those in need. We achieve this through our partnering arrangement with Foodbank Victoria.

foodbags website

Food parcels are ordered a week in advance for collection the following week.  The cut off time for orders is Sunday night at 11.00 pm

Parcels are available for pick up between 9 .00 am – 3.00 pm Mon, Tues, Wed & Thurs.  Please contact us if you're unable to collect your food parcel as food that isn't picked up by 3.00 pm on the nominated day goes to our surplus stock. Please bring 2 bags when collecting your food. Bags are avaiilable for $1 ea for those unable to bring their own

Please call 03 9478 088 to enquire if any surplus parcels are available.  If you are facing difficulty or in a distressed or emergency situation please call to inquire if we can assist you.

A $4 contibution is required to assist in the provision of the service 

NB New food arrives every Tuesday and is not available for pick up until 2.30 pm

  

HOW TO ORDER

Order your food parcel here: Food For Thought
Call: 03 9478 0888
Visit: 73 Gower Street Preston VIC 3072


Emergency Relief Service & Material Aid

Work For The Soul has developed emergency relief programs that are designed to alleviate hardships for people who are experiencing an immediate crisis.

We know the unfortunate circumstances some people are facing; very low incomes with insufficient financial resources for day-to-day needs, domestic violence, homelessness, illness and family breakdown, to name a few. We understand that for some people, these challenges make it extremely difficult to function and to care for themselves and their families.

Work For The Soul assists by providing food from our Food for Thought food rescue service and orders can be made for food parcels weekly.

Our Emergency Relief Vouchers are supplied to other support agencies for distribution. Vouchers are also available from Work For The Soul on application.Our vouchers are redeemable through our Penny Pinchers Op Shop and can be used to purchase selected items in the store.

We believe that when immediate hardships are removed, people have a greater chance of empowerment, and a glimpse of more positive days ahead.

  

FOR MORE INFORMATION

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Call: 03 9478 0888
Visit: 73 Gower Street Preston VIC 3072


Free Online Computer & Social Media Courses

Beginner to advanced.

Includes Microsoft Suite, SoloLearn, social media tutorials for Twitter, LinkedIn, Facebook, Pinterest. Accessing the vast range of courses available from Victorian Libraries we will assist you to set up your account show you how to navigate the courses and help with your first time log in.

Monday to Wednesday 9:00 am - 4:00 pm Thurday 9.00 am - 3.00 pm
Bookings can be made in 3 hour blocks per session. 

 

HOW TO REQUEST AN APPOINTMENT

Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Call: 03 9478 0888
Visit: 73 Gower Street Preston VIC 3072


Online English Language Courses

From beginner to advanced.

Monday to Wednesday 9:00 am - 4:00 pm Thurday 9.00 am - 3.00 pm Accessing the vast range of courses available from Victorian Libraries we will assist you to set up your account show you how to navigate the courses and help with your first time log in.
Bookings can be made in 3 hour blocks per session. 

 

HOW TO REQUEST AN APPOINTMENT

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Call: 03 9478 0888
Visit: 73 Gower Street Preston VIC 3072


 

Mobile Phone Recycle Drop Off

Work For The Soul has phone drop-off bins located at  73 Gower Street, Preston VIC 3072.

Bins are also located with our partners throughout Melbourne.

 

FOR MORE INFORMATION

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Call: 03 9478 0888
Visit: 73 Gower Street Preston VIC 3072


JP Service (Justice Of The Peace)

A Justice of the Peace visits the Centre regularly.

Available by appointment only. 

 

HOW TO REQUEST AN APPOINTMENT

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Call: 03 9478 0888
Visit: 73 Gower Street Preston VIC 3072


Form Filling Service

Assistance with filling paper or digital (online) forms. This service is available to Centrelink Healthcare card holders.   Work For The Soul has now been approved to access a free Intrepreting service so we can support a wider range of clients. This service is only available by appointment and will depend on Volunteer availability and ability to assist. 

This may include

  • Centrelink My Gov
  • Medicare forms
  • House applications
  • Other general forms and applications

We only assist by transcribing the clients own words and we accept no liability for the outcome of any claim process or applications made.

Please note: Work For The Soul’s Form Filling Assistance is NOT an advice service and is only available to Centrelink concession card holders.

Clients seeking advice about any legal matters, or their rights, responsibilities or entitlements will be directed to the relevant agencies, depending on the nature of the assistance required.

 

 

HOW TO REQUEST AN APPOINTMENT

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Call: 03 9478 0888
Visit: 73 Gower Street (Unit 2) Preston VIC 3072


Penny Pinchers Opp Shop Showroom

In an effort to assist those doing it "tough" Penny Pinchers has a wide variety of clothes, shoes, kitchenware, toys and much much more and very affordable prices. Starting at $1 & $2  with many free and half price items.  Located in the heart of our Community Centre at 73 Gower Street Preston Vic, you can drop in and find a bargain and enjoy a cuppa in our tea room.

 

FOR MORE INFORMATION

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Call: 03 9016 4488
Visit: 73 Gower Street Preston VIC 3072


D&A Service (Digitizing & Audio Service)

Our D&A Service is available for those who wish to digitise a range of media owned for private and domestic use.

This may include:

  • Books
  • Magazines
  • VHS videos tapes
  • CDs
  • and photographs.

In particular we support the frail aged and disabled who may need to convert personal media when relocating to a smaller spaced care facility. This service is also available to other charitable organisations to assist with digitisation and archiving.

We follow strict guidelines as set out by the Australian Copyright Council. Please note that guidelines vary depending on the type of material. 

  

FOR MORE INFORMATION

Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Call: 03 9478 0888
Visit: 73 Gower Street  Preston VIC 3072