What you need to know
The Acts of Kindness Project
Kindness is free, let's pass it on!
Learn something, love it, and pass it on.
This is the Acts of Kindness Project.
We’re running 12 free workshops that anyone in our community can attend.
Each workshop will teach you something new: from learning to keep your house plants happy to creative writing.
If you love what you learnt, chances are someone else will too. Pass on the kindness by teaching the skill to someone new. Whether that be your family, friends, neighbours, soccer team, book club, the wider community or that person walking down the street with a sad looking potted house plant.
It’s been a tough few months but we know our community has a lot of kindness to share and we need your help to spread it.
After all, one person’s act of kindness can make a difference.
See below for workshop details and sign up today!
The Power of Kindness
9 July: Pickling Fun
Did you know preserving vegetables goes way back to 230 BC! Pickling is easy and fun to learn and you can pick up the basics and begin creating your own. Creative pickling requires a playful frame of mind. In this class you will be encouraged to tune into flavour. Register here.
16 July: Cooking Beautiful Food
Don’t know what to do with the floppy kale, half an onion and single, sad carrot left in your veggie crisper? This workshop will teach you how to use the last odds and ends in your fridge to create easy, quick and delicious meals. Register here.
23 July: The Secret Language of Dogs
Why do some dogs tilt their heads when we talk to them? What’s that constant sniffing all about? Dogs and humans have been living and working together for thousands of years. The relationships we build with dogs can be hugely beneficial to the wellbeing of both species. This workshop will examine the myths around dog behaviour and teach you to see things from a canine point of view. Register here.
30 July: Cryptic Crosswords
All workshops will be held on Thursdays at 6.15pm.
Watch this space for new workshops. We have another eight to be announced!
Classes will be held live via ZOOM.
It's not a pre-recording and will be like our other classes: engaging and interactive with small groups.
It is very easy to join!
Step one: sign up for an online class through Eventbrite (registration for individual workshops above).
Step two: visit the ZOOM website or download ZOOM Cloud Meetings app on the Apple store or Google Play.
Step three: you will receive an email prior to the class starting, with a meeting link and instructions (click the link or insert the meeting ID and password into the ZOOM app).
Step four: ensure your webcam/phone camera is on so that our teacher can see and guide you through the class.
Interested in doing more than just participating?
Consider yourself a professional amateur at something? Ever wanted to share your passion with others?
We are on the hunt for Moonee Valley residents to share their talents, hobbies, crafts or skills and teach in future Act of Kindness classes
No experience needed, just a passion for the thing you do.
If you have ever wanted to join a local network, or are you interested in connecting with your local community then this is for you!
So what do you need to do to teach an Act of Kindness Workshop?
Step one - Think about your class idea
Topics may include:
Adventure, Animals, Art, Astronomy, beauty, Books and Literature, Cooking, Craft, Dance, Desserts, DIY, Economics and Law, Fashion and Style, Feminism, Film and Theatre, Flowers, Food, Games and Puzzles, Gardening, Graphic Design, Halloween, Health, History and Culture, Interior Design, Jewellery, Language, Life Skills, Mathematics, Meditation, Music, Painting, Paper Craft, Performance, Philosophy, Photography, Psychology, Relaxation, rescue, Science, Sexuality, Social Issues, Sport, Sustainability, Technology, Textiles, Travel, watercolours, wellness, wildlife, women, Writing, yoga,
Step two - put together a plan
- What specific things you want people to learn.
- How you might keep people interested.
- What activities you could include to make it really memorable and engaging.
Step three - what materials will you need?
Make a rough list of what you think you would need for a class of 24 people. This can be refined later.
Step four - get in touch with us
Submit your ideas below, and we will organise a time to chat.
Acts of Kindness expression of interest
You can learn more about what teaching a class is like in Laneway Learnings information for teachers as a PDF.
Have any questions that are not covered above? Get in touch with us:
- Neighbourhood Engagement email - NEO@mvcc.vic.gov.au
- Diana Amato - email@example.com
- Tiffany Scott - firstname.lastname@example.org