Youth and community activities at PCYC Townsville
Get Set for Work
The program runs 5 days per week and is for young people aged between the ages of 16-19 years.
If this sounds like something you or someone you know would be interested in, please email [email protected]
Braking the Cycle
PCYC Braking the Cycle (BTC) is our volunteer driver mentor program designed to support learner drivers between the ages of 16 to 25 years old without access to a supervisor or registered vehicle to complete their logbook hours. The aim of the program is to provide young people with increased employment opportunities, community connection and driver education.
Participants are matched with a specific volunteer from our extensive and experienced driver mentor network. Mentors provide encouragement and help young people improve their self-esteem and develop positive road safety attitudes.
With the support of government, community and corporate partners, Braking the Cycle is currently offered at 42 PCYC clubs across Queensland. Since its inception in 2012, Braking the Cycle has received numerous awards from the Australian Road Safety Awards, Queensland Reconciliation Awards and Regional Achievement & Community Awards, a silver award in the 2017 National National Crime and Violence Prevention Awards, and most recently named a winner of a prestigious Prince Michael International Road Safety Award in December 2018.
Volunteer Driver Mentors
Would you like to support young people to learn to drive? Can you spare an hour or more a week?
If so, we’d love you to join our team of over 300 volunteer driver mentors. You will need to hold an open licence (min 12 months) and have or be willing to obtain a Blue Card (we can help you with this). Student participation is assessed by a driving school to ensure competency and vehicles and comprehensive training is provided for mentors.
Here’s what a couple of our existing volunteers had to say…
“It is so rewarding to give back and I have met some amazing people both staff and young people.”
Driver Mentor, Nambour
“Initially I was a little apprehensive about the role of a BTC mentor, but since “going live” I have found that my apprehensions were unnecessary and I enjoy the experience and it’s challenges and would definitely recommend the mentor role to others.”
Driver Mentor, Caloundra
PCYC Braking the Cycle program is proudly supported by:
For all enquiries, contact Rob Jackway via (07) 4781 9100 or email [email protected]
Alternatively Complete the Braking the Cycle Form
RUBY (Rise Up, Be Yourself)
RUBY (Rise Up, Be Yourself) is a free physical fitness program for women who are, have been, or likely to be experiencing Domestic and Family Violence (DFV).
Held weekly at a number of PCYCs across Queensland, RUBY is designed to empower women by building physical strength and contributing to general well-being, emotional resilience, self-esteem and confidence through physical exercise in a violence free and safe environment. The unique program gives participants a different outlet and tools to combat the DFV cycle by fostering connected relationships with other women in a safe, group environment. Sessions are facilitated by a qualified, female PT and a female member of the QPS attends and participates.
RUBY can be a conduit for the needs of the women, and help to create a culture of change and facilitate them to a place of survivorship. It can link participants into existing local services for support, information, referrals and resources and the partnership with the QPS ensures that positive relationships are formed with participants, and direct support is provided.
Uniform 4 Kids - Sewing Group
Uniforms 4 Kids is an innovative program repurposing donated law enforcement and emergency services organisation’s uniforms, which would have otherwise been disposed of, into beautiful and unique clothes made with love for children who have a need no matter who they are or where they are located.
This is an opportunity for frontline officers, other emergency services personnel and wildlife officers to connect with children and families in ways that they are not usually able to do. In turn this creates a broad trust relationship that serves to engage with and protect children and their families.
PCYC Townsville holds these meeting each Thursday from 9am to 11am.
No sewing skills required!!!!