Ever had a stranger just totally make your day by paying you an out-of-the-blue compliment? Walked up to the counter to find that the stranger in front of you paid for your coffee? You can be those strangers!
The Random Acts of Kindness Group – Melbourne gets together every month or so to perform a random act of kindness. It could be buying coffees for the people behind us in the cafe queue, feeding expired parking meters for another 30 mins, giving away flowers on Valentine’s Day, making jugs of iced tea and giving them to passersby on a hot day, handing out flyers to passersby that instead of trying to sell them something simply say ‘You look AMAZING today!’…
Btw: Have I mentioned that you look AMAZING today?!
You are invited to come and learn how you too can get a bit more kindness in your life, meet some like-minded people, and create some tools to take home with you and get started (all in time for Pay It Forward Day on 30th April).
It’ll be what you make it, but whatever we do, it will be fun, friendly, and random.
Care to join us?
About Alisha Ryans-Taylor
Alisha moved to Melbourne at the end of 2013 from Western Australia and was amazed to find no ‘Random Acts of Kindness’ place-making style groups promoted around the place. Having just celebrated its 1st birthday, Random Acts of Kindness Group – Melbourne is run through Meetup.com and boasts 281 members. We get together and devise and scheme ways to make the world a little brighter for people going about their everyday lives. Sometimes it’s anonymously paying for their coffee, handing out flowers in the street, delivering Easter eggs into their letter boxes, or collecting books for asylum seeker and refugee children to learn English. Alisha works for two charities in international development, and is thrilled to have this outlet to create some positivity closer to home.
- Learn how you too can get a bit more kindness in your life
- Meet some like-minded people
- Create some tools to take home with you and get started
- Get to meet some like-minded people, and create some tools to take home with you for spreading good vibes and mass kindness!
- All the materials for making some crafty kindness ideas!
- Just yourself!
- If you would like to bring some nibblies to share (pot luck style finger food) you’re more than welcome!
Vendor since 2014
Work-Shop is a creative concept that will broaden your horizons and help you unleash your inner awesome. We provide affordable short courses in life skills and alternative art. We’ve teamed up with Australia’s brightest creative minds to share their knowledge and help teach you a new skill.
From printmaking and stencil art through to music and gardening. From life skills and personal development through to blending tea and parkour, we offer a broad range of fun and creative short courses to suit our time poor lives. We will inspire you to pick up that pen, paintbrush, hammer or sewing machine and flick the switch that will kickstart a whole new way of life.
Locations: Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Adelaide & Fremantle
Work-Shop requires 48 hours notice in writing prior to the class for a full refund or transfer. Refunds and transfers will not be processed if cancellation occurs within 48 hours of the event commencing. If you do miss this window, earn some extra karma points and give your ticket to one of your buddies. For cancellations prior to the 48 hour cut off, email email@example.com to organise a refund or transfer.
We’ll do our darndest to run all scheduled classes, however, let’s face it… sometimes shit happens! Most of our classes must have a minimum of 5 participants before we can put them on. In the event that a class is cancelled, students will be notified via text message or email and entitled to a full refund or credit.
Anyone partaking in any classes or coming to any events at Work-Shop or organised by Work-Shop must agree to these terms and conditions.
1.) LIABILITY WAIVER
- Any damage, loss or theft incurred to personal property property brought into Work-Shop’s premises.
- Any physical injuries sustained as a result of participating in any class or event organised by Work-Shop.
I agree to take on full responsibility for any damages, injuries and for physical and/or personal property, which I might incur whilst participating in classes and/or events organised by Work-Shop.
2.) PHOTO & VIDEO
I agree to give Work-Shop unrestricted publishing rights for any photographs or videos taken at Work-Shop classes and events or on Work-Shop’s premises. (Don’t worry, we’ll only these use to show others how much of a rad time you’re having through social media, newsletters, blogs, website and general Work-Shop promo material)
Work-Shop requires 48 hours notice in writing prior to the class for a full refund or transfer. If you miss this window, earn some extra karma points and give your ticket to one of your buddies. Email firstname.lastname@example.org to organise a refund.
We’ll do our darndest to run all scheduled classes. Most of our classes must have a minimum of 5 participants before we can put them on. In the event that a class is cancelled, students will be notified via text message or email and entitled to a full refund or credit.