Community Support

Meals on Wheels 

Meals on Wheels is a vital service provided by Frankston City Council for eligible senior and disabled residents providing nourishing meals five days a week.

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About Meals on Wheels

This service is run by seven staff with the assistance of 150 Meals on Wheels volunteers.  The volunteers assist with food preparation, kitchen hygiene, meal packaging and delivery of meals to residents. These volunteers annually donate 23,856 hours of their time.

To maintain its current level of service, an average day of Meals on Wheels requires 22 volunteer drivers and 15 kitchen helpers.

Frankston's Meals on Wheels Service prides itself on offering high quality, fresh and nutritional food to local residents. This food is all prepared in a purpose-fit commercial kitchen locally. 

Meals on Wheels is currently seeking applications from volunteers who are interested in helping out in the kitchen. 

To register your interest to volunteer for Meal on Wheels, please contact Amanda Smith (Amanda.smith@frankston.vic.gov.au) or call 0439 427 500

Community Centres and Neighbourhood Houses

Community Centre and Neighbourhood Houses bring people together to connect, learn and contribute in their local community through social, educational, recreational and support activities, using a unique community development approach.

Frankston City has nine excellent Community Centres and Neighbourhood Houses including:

Neighbourhood Houses welcome people from all walks of life. This inclusive approach creates opportunities for individuals and groups to enrich their lives through connections they might not otherwise make.

Community Newsletter - Let’s Be Frank

The Community Development team produce and distribute a quarterly newsletter with information on:

  • Funding opportunities through the Council and external providers
  • Training for Community Groups
  • Helpful information for Community Groups
  • Top Tips on subjects such as social media, governance, conflict resolution

To sign up for the Community Newsletter, please contact via Frankston City Council 1300 322 322.

Community Support Frankston Inc.

Community Support Frankston Inc. is a not for profit community support agency which provides services including emergency food, grocery vouchers, help with utility bills, referrals and advocacy for people who live, or work in the City of Frankston. CSF is one of the busiest agencies of its type in Victoria - with nearly 13,000 people contacting the organisation for assistance each year.

The agency aims to provide people with information, advice and skills so they gain the ability to make more effective life choices within their community. Services are cost-effective because we have approximately 80 volunteer community workers from a wide range of social, political, religious, cultural and work backgrounds who provide their time and services free of charge. 

Community Support Frankston maintains up-to-date lists of emergency and general contact information for the community to access.

Disability, Access and Inclusion

Information about services, permits and activities for residents with disability can be found at:

Grants

Frankston City Council has several funding rounds available to support community groups and individuals.

Training

An array of training opportunities relevant to community groups is available throughout the year.

Please contact the Community Development Team to register for current training opportunities.

Volunteering

Volunteering is a great way for people, regardless of their age, cultural background, location or circumstances, to get involved in the community.

But we are all different and may want to volunteer for different reasons. Some of us get involved for charitable reasons, some to meet new people or some to learn new skills.

Most of us don't know about the variety of volunteering opportunities or the many other benefits of volunteering. Apart from the satisfaction of helping out your community, there can be heaps of reasons why you should volunteer.

Here's just a few:

  • Meet new people and make new friends
  • To give back to, or get involved in, my community
  • Experience new challenges
  • Raise awareness and support important community issues
  • Experience different cultures
  • Help people or contribute to social change
  • Develop professional networks
  • Find a pathway to getting a job or into a course or training
  • Learn new skills or gain experience in a variety of roles
  • Explore different career and job opportunities

Research has also found a significant connection between volunteering and good health with reports showing that volunteers have:

  • Longer lives
  • Lower rates of depression
  • Less incidence of heart disease
  • Higher functional ability

More information on Volunteering