Volunteer of the Month – January

Name Marie-Jeanne Kishiba Volunteer Role Administration Length of time in position 1 month I enjoy volunteering at MECA because… Coming from a refugee background myself, working with refugees at MECA helps me reflect on my own experience as a refugee and understand the challenges and needs, which helps me become an effective worker. If I could be granted one wish I would ask for… To make the less privileged happy. I really admire… Oprah Winfrey. She inspires me to work hard and believe in myself. If I could have a superpower it ...

Read More


Volunteer of the Month – November

Name Hasib Ghairat Volunteer Role Homework Support Length of time in position 2 months I enjoy volunteering at MECA because… I get to work with young kids and gain tremendous amount of experience. If I could be granted one wish I would ask for… A really successful career. I really admire… The work and effort of all the staff working at MECA. If I could have a superpower it would be… Superman's powers At the moment, my favourite song… Shawn Mendez - Stitches My favourite food is… PIZZA I am really looking ...

Read More


Volunteer of the Month – October

Name Gina Norrie Volunteer Role English For Living Teacher and Reception Duties Length of time in position 3 months I enjoy volunteering at MECA because… I believe that I can make a difference in a diverse community and also learn their culture. If I could be granted one wish I would ask for… World peace and everyone to get along I really admire… The dedication and commitment of MECA to make migrants and refugees feel welcome and important all the time. If I could have a superpower it would be… To have the healing power for ...

Read More


Volunteer of the Month – September

Name Justine Ndayi Volunteer Role Intake Officer / Circle Humanity Length of time in position Few weeks I enjoy volunteering at MECA because… I like working with people from different backgrounds. If I could be granted one wish I would ask for… to make a difference in third/poor world countries. I really admire… the courage that all volunteers and staff have in regards to helping others. If I could have a superpower it would be… able to put a smile on everyone's face At the moment, my favourite song… anything Beyonce...

Read More


Volunteer of the Month – July

Name Charles Jago Volunteer Role Trainer with English for Living Length of time in position 2 months I enjoy volunteering at MECA because… I enjoy training, and that training makes a difference in people's everyday lives. If I could be granted one wish I would ask for… justice in the world. I really admire… people who spend a lot of their lives as volunteers. If I could have a superpower it would be… the ability to time travel to get more done. At the moment, my favourite song… are very diverse. Liking music from ABBA ...

Read More


Academic Proofreading

MECA provides an academic proofreading services to young people and those of a non-English speaking background. Proofreading is the reading of a draft or publication to detect and correct errors of text or content. Proofreading can significantly improve your grades. You can submit any form of writing including essays, reports, speeches, group assignments, journals or power point presentations. Email your draft to operations@meca.org.au – Make sure you include your assignment question and its due date. High school, TAFE, college and University students are encoura...

Read More


Volunteer of the Month – June

Name Kath Buckwell Volunteer Role English for Living Teacher Length of time in position 9 years I enjoy volunteering at MECA because… it gives me the opportunities to meet people from other countries worldwide. If I could be granted one wish I would ask for… World peace. I really admire… my daughter, Louise. If I could have a superpower it would be… to bring peace and harmony to the world. At the moment, my favourite song is… Bandstand My favourite food is… Chicken Paprika I am really looking forward to… going to Western Australia and ...

Read More


Volunteer of the Month – May

Name Vincent Brian Quiaem Volunteer Role Homework Support Tutor Length of time in position Just over a year (began on February, 2015) I enjoy volunteering at MECA because… Volunteering at MECA provides me an opportunity to use my experience and skills at enhancing my local community at a foundational level as a Homework Support Volunteer. If I could be granted one wish I would ask for… A better public transport system so there’s less congestion on the roads. I really admire… Hemingway and Orwell for their writing styles. If I could have a superpower it ...

Read More


Volunteer of the Month – April

Name Marianna Volunteer Role Client Support Worker Length of time in position 2 years I enjoy volunteering at MECA because… I enjoy volunteering at MECA because the friendly atmosphere If I could be granted one wish I would ask for… If I could be granted one wish I would ask for peace of the world I really admire… I really admire Mother Teresa If I could have a superpower it would be… If I could have a superpower it would destroy poverty. At the moment, my favourite song is… At the moment, my favourite song is the Power of Love. My favourite food ...

Read More


Holiday Opening Hours

The team at MECA wishes you peace, joy and prosperity throughout the coming year. Thank you for your continued support and we look forward to working with you in the years to come. XMAS & NEW YEAR OPENING HOURS - Mon 26th Dec: Closed (Public Holiday) Tues 27th Dec: Closed (Public Holiday) Wed 28th Dec: Closed Thurs 29th Dec: Closed Fri 30th Dec: Closed Sat 31st Dec: Closed Sun 1st Jan: Closed (Public Holiday) Mon 2nd Jan: Closed (Public Holiday) Tue 3rd Jan: Closed Wed 4th Jan: Closed Thurs 5th Jan: Closed Fri 6th Jan: Closed ...

Read More