Activities & Programs

Examples of Toc H Australia activities & programs

  • World Chain of Light: Commemorated every year on or around December 12th by all Toc H branches worldwide
  • Toc H Vietnam Partnership: An exciting opportunity for Toc H members and supporters to help partner non-government organizations in their vital development work amongst the poorest people of Vietnam.
  • Toc H Community Awards Scheme: An opportunity for young people to gain recognition for worthwhile projects while learning new skills.

Examples of Southern Region Activities (see Southern Region web site for details)

  • Camps for children: Toc H Camps provides recreational opportunities to children and youth in need in South Australia
  • Members and friends collecting and filling Christmas shoeboxes for needy children in Vietnam and Cambodia, as part of the Toc H Vietnam Training Partnership project
  • Members of St Peters College Toc H Action Group volunteering their time to assist at the annual Slowdown, raising funds for the Little Heroes Foundation
  • Members are able to undertake Toc H community service projects as part of the Duke of Edinburgh Awards scheme
  • Toc H school groups undertake service to satisfy International Baccalaureate requirements

Examples of Northern Region Activities (see Northern Region web site for details)

  • Ekka Outing: An opportunity for sick and disadvantaged children to attend Brisbane’s annual show or ‘Ekka’.
  • League of Helpers: An opportunity for people to brighten the lives of those living in retirement homes by visiting, organizing concerts, and preparing ‘scrap books’ for residents.
  • Childhood Cancer Support Christmas Party and camp (Toc H Brisbane Branch): Members of Toc H’s Brisbane Branch help Childhood Cancer Support to run a Christmas party and camp each year for children living with cancer and their families
  • Coungeau House – a holiday home for the disabled and those in need. Coungeau House, on Queensland’s beautiful Bribie Island, is available for use by disabled and other disadvantaged groups so that they can have an affordable holiday. For details, see the story of Coungeau House.
  • The General Members Branch includes members that live in Brisbane, but also helps to keep alive the ‘Spirit of Toc H’ for members from NSW (e.g. Orange and Newcastle), Canberra, and places in Queensland such as Millmerran, Toowoomba, Maryborough, Rockhampton, Townsville, Pittsworth and Bundaberg. Each year, its members give a bursary and a Toc H plaque to a trainee nurse from the University of Queensland who has shown dedication to his or her studies and is a caring and compassionate person.
  • Bribie Island branch members support Coungeau house and conduct a number of activities for the elderly, including a fundraising concert, and partnership activities with other organisations such as the CWA and the RSL Women’s Auxiliary.