Stepping Stones to Small Business

The Stepping Stones graduates begin work with their Mentors. Introductory meetings between the mentorship partners have been held and we are using this quiet trading time to build the foundations of micro-enterprises across our region.

The Brotherhood of St. Laurence Stepping Stones Program Team is continuing to meet – virtually – to exchange ideas and experiences of delivering the Program across metropolitan Melbourne and regional Victoria. We are also engaged in planning changes and refinements to the Program to ensure the best possible experience for Stepping Stones participants over the next triennium.

For more information contact Deborah Klein, Stepping Stones Ballarat Regional Coordinator: or 0457 934 728.

Diversity Homework Club

Our young members were thrilled to receive their individualised learning kits. We are super proud of our young learners who expressed their creativity by writing short poems during the homework club sessions.

Planning for next term: A big shout out to our fabulous Diversity Homework Club tutors who have been meeting every week to plan engaging activities for our member students.

The Diversity Homework Club needs you.
Are you passionate about supporting young learners navigate their learning journeys?
Help our enthusiastic members achieve their goals – send an email to Sarabjit at expressing your interest.

Zoom sessions take place every Wednesday and Thursday at 4pm – 4.45pm.

Community Volunteers: Migrant English Program

The smiles say it all as our amazing tutors and clients hone their tech skills in conjunction with teaching and learning English.

If you would like to share the love, give back to the community and empower individuals from migrant-refugee backgrounds, send an email to Sarabjit at for information on how you can join the Volunteer Tutor team and receive free training.

Senior Services

BRMC Senior Services are providing monthly Home Delivered Meals and Activity Packs to 139 seniors across Ballarat and surrounding areas. Our Activity Packs are filled with items to help keep our seniors active and engaged. While the seniors miss our group face-to-face activities they are delighted with the visits.

If you know someone that may benefit from BRMC services, please contact Teresa on 0417 109 052 or email

FriendLine support service – 1800 4 CHATS (1800 424 287)
FriendLine offers a free phone service that provides seniors with the opportunity to chat with a volunteer.
All conversations are casual and anonymous and their friendly volunteers are ready to talk about anything and everything.
The service is available 7 days a week between 10am and 8pm.