The colourful and cheerfully decorated Youth Space is a great spot for youth to come to. It is centrally located, behind the community centre which is located on 34 Hickory Street. It has a kitchenette for preparing healthy meals, a pool table, piano, table tennis, free wifi, projector and laptop for movies and music, plus board games, Jenga and weighted toys. We have outdoor games and also music and creative programs. The Centre has three equipped office rooms with for youth services and medical practitioners to use, and available for rental for organisations and groups at a greatly reduced rate. The Youth Space area and it’s kitchenette area is also available for hire by small groups or art/music/book clubs. A selection of pre-loved teen clothing is also available to peruse and make purchase, all proceeds go towards the upkeep of the Youth Space.
Dorrigo Youth Space supports inclusive interaction in a safe, healthy environment. Wednesday and Thursday Drop-In welcomes everyone from ages 12-18 years, local or visiting, between 3pm – 5pm. One Friday a month during the warmer season, we endeavour to have Friday Night Social which is a drop-in from 330pm – 730pm and we have a pizza dinner with music, dancing, singing or pool competitions. A variety of pamphlets and information on various topics, from assisted housing to drug information is readily available, as with contact details of any interest or further specialist information. There are couches and spaces for relaxing and chatting or playing games. A laptop, printer and paper is available for research or study work. There is a garden outside, with veggies and flowers, and a sun platform to hang out on. At all times, there are two qualified adults present and often a Youth Services person to assist with any questions. Through the year there are programmes, workshops and excuraions run for high school aged persons and the Youth Space also has a range of all-ages programmes in place.a
Dorrigo Youth Centre has a long history in Dorrigo and largely supported by volunteers, community members and organisations. It is currently managed under the auspice of the Neighbourhood Centres of Bellingen Shire Inc. To volunteer, please contact Erika, you will need a current Working With Children Check and a mere couple of hours a year to spare!
You can find us, and updated activities and events on Facebook (Dorrigo Youth Centre) and Instagram dorrigo_erika . Contact 0438 766 491 or email firstname.lastname@example.org for any further enquiries.