Shima Ibuki

Centre Manager

The Centre is managed by Shima Ibuki. Shima was introduced to the Centre in 2013 when she directed the Surrey Hills Music Festival and the following year joined the Centre as a permanent staff member. Shima is currently the President of the Network of Inner East Community Houses.

Our Office Staff are:

Sarah Codling

Programs and Marketing


Judy Little

Room Hire and Strength Training

Louise Bielinski

Reception and Marketing Support

Chris Young

Book-keeper, Payroll and Accounts

Alison Dews


Volunteering at Surrey Hills Neighbourhood Centre

At the Surrey Hills Neighbourhood Centre we value and appreciate the contribution that volunteers make to their community.  It is the range and breadth of skills and experience contributed by volunteers that assists to make the Neighbourhood Centre a warm and welcoming and vibrant community hub.

Volunteers assist with a range of tasks from keeping fit, delivering the Neighbourhood News to the local area on a bi-monthly basis, running the weekly morning tea, to leading groups and programs for a broad range of interests such as scrabble, book clubs, discussion and cooking groups, laughter club, cycling and walking groups.  The benefits are companionship and a place to come together with like-minded people who value being part of their local community.  Newcomers are always welcome.

If you would like to volunteer in one of our activities please either call in or contact us on 9890 2467 or

Further information on volunteering can be found at: GoVolunteer is an initiative of Volunteering Australia and is Australia’s first national volunteer recruitment website. It is a not-for-profit site. Boroondara Volunteer Resource Centre 405 Camberwell Road, Camberwell Phone 9278 4550

The Boroondara Volunteer Resource Centre offers a range of services for volunteers including a guided referral to one of the more than 200 not for profit agencies registered as having vacancies for volunteers. Volunteering Victoria Level 13, 1 Spring Street Melbourne, Victoria, 3000 Telephone (03) 9208 3353 Fax (03) 9208 3632

Victoria’s Volunteering Portal is an online community and information resource for Victorian volunteers and volunteering organisations.

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157 Union Road
Surrey Hills
Vic 3127

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