Volunteering, work experience and employment can assist people at all stages of life to become involved in local communities, and improve quality of life.



Volunteering is a great way to contribute to your community. Volunteering can help you get job ready, make new friends and become more involved in your community. Being a volunteer can be inspiring and uplifting.


Hope Street Training Program

The Hope Street Cafes are social enterprises that provide volunteering, hospitality industry training and employment opportunities for people who face barriers to work. The cafes operate in partnership with TAFE Queensland Brisbane and the local hospitality scene and be an inclusive community asset and hub. Training is funded by Skilling Queenslanders for Work and there are no out of pocket expenses to you to participate in the program.

The courses run for around 12 weeks inclusive of a two week work experience program. The next course starts on the 3rd October 2017.

For more information and to view training programs available, view the training program flyer

Interested? Please give Annette a call on 07 3036 4464 or 0439 405 565. Or email annette.gillespie@micahprojects.org.au 


Clemente is a university program delivered at NO COST to the student. It is open to anyone over the age of 18 who are educationally or economically disadvantaged.

Semester 1, 2018: SOCS100: Introduction to Sociology
Starts: Thursday 22 February 2018. Classes occur every Thursday (10am – 2pm) at Brisbane Common Ground, 15 Hope Street, South Brisbane.

For more information on the course available or to apply, view the Clemente Program Semester 1 flyer.


For the majority of BHC tenancies, your rent does not increase as your income increases. These means if you are able to earn additional income, it doesn’t result in higher rent.

Many people receiving Centrelink can undertake work and still be eligible for payments. Income limits will apply and Centrelink can assist you in navigating this.

Below is a selection of links to access Volunteer and Employment services: