Wish List

Each week, we invite choir participants to share what they wish for – no matter how big or small – and other participants have the chance to make wishes come true!

As you can see from the pictures below, each choir does this in it’s own way… wishing wells, wishing hats and even Wish List fairies!

A sample of the wishes granted and pending are listed below the images. Can you help?

WISHES PENDING

If you can grant a wish, please contact us us – make a difference in someone’s life today. 

A participant of With One Voice Ashburton, Law student graduating in the Juris Doctor (JD) program in Nov 2017, having excellent academic scores, wishes/desires $9000 for his fees for Practical Legal Training (PLT) at  Leo Cussen, Centre of Law, Melbourne from 1 Jan 2018 to 30 June 2018, to practice law from 1 July 2018.

A participant of With One Voice Ashburton would like a job working with children in the McKinnon area.

A participant of With One Voice Ashburton would like to adopt a dog at the start of next year.

A participant of With One Voice Ashburton who is a law student would like to “give free legal representation at VCAT and Fair Work Commission in Melbourne to those whose rights and interests are effected or injured”.

A participant of With One Voice St Kilda wishes for assistance in learning music theory and guitar lessons. This person needs some knowledge of theory before they commence their tertiary course in music next year.

A participant of With One Voice Melbourne wishes for help editing an ethics book of 30,000 words.

A participant of With One Voice Brisbane wishes for a boyfriend.

A participant of With One Voice Melbourne wishes for help packing up her house and moving from Balaclava. She has a lot of stuff and needs as much help as possible. Please contact her on 0400 035 735.

A participant of With One Voice Melbourne is looking for somewhere to stay in the Thornbury or Preston area for the next 3-4 weeks in exchange for cooking and/or gardening.

A friend of a participant of With One Voice Melbourne is currently looking for a Technical Analyst – Infrastructure role.

A participant of With One Voice  Swinburne-Boroondara is looking for a plumber.

Choir participants at With One Voice Swinburne Boroondara wish for more male participants in their choir.

A participant of With One Voice  St Kilda wishes for people to provide feedback on her e-books featured at www.emlipski.com (contact the author via the details on the ‘contact’ page her website)

A participant of With One Voice  Swinburne-Boroondara is looking for 1 or 2 acrylic painting lessons.

A participant of With One Voice Swinburne-Boroondara is looking for someone to show them how to bake a sponge cake.

A participant of With One Voice  Swinburne-Boroondara wishes for an amp and music system able to play music from an iphone or ipod.

A participant of With One Voice Ashburton wishes for a housemate. She lives in Bayswater and is in need of a female co tenant to share her lovely house. The rent would be on a reduced share for the tenant and all utilities would be split half way.

A participant of With One Voice Ashburton wishes to help with library work or records and archives; she’s hoping ideally paid work but would still do volunteer work. Needs to be accessible to public transport as she does not drive.

A participant of With One Voice Ashburton is looking for work. She has data entry and payroll experience, and good numeracy skills, and is open to offers of paid work, maybe with training. She can do 4 hrs daily, 5 days a week (Mon – Fri), in the Stonnington area. Can also work from home. She has spina bifida and is in a manual wheelchair, therefore accessibility is essential.

A participant of With One Voice Melbourne is a recent graduate and is looking for paid or voluntary accounting work.

A participant of With One Voice Melbourne is an experienced Community Services worker and looking for temporary or permanent work.

A participant of With One Voice Heidelberg is seeking assistance with the accounting/bookkeeping involved with providing disability funding for her son’s programs from her family home.

A participant of With One Voice Melbourne would like to meet with other choir members for social outings and friendship.

A participant of With One Voice Brisbane wishes for a girlfriend (early 20s).

A participant of With One Voice Brisbane wishes for a job. She is an industrial engineer with over 18 years experience.

A participant of With One Voice Footscray is looking for part time office administration work in the Footscray/Newport area; up to 20 hours per week, during school hours.

A participant of With One Voice Brisbane wishes for part-time work (currently currently studying Certificate II in Hospitality, resume available on request).

A qualified teacher and musician from With One Voice Brisbane wishes for part-time/casual work. Skills include piano-playing/accompaniment. Multi-lingual in Taiwanese, Mandarin & Japanese.

A participant of With One Voice Brisbane wishes for a top-loading washing machine.

Various participants from With One Voice Brisbane are offering their fellow participants free tuition in Auslan, free classes in ceramics, drawing and painting and free kittens!

A participant of With One Voice Ashburton wishes for a  job in a law firm in Melbourne.

An actor and designer from With One Voice Footscray wishes for performance work, and/or graphic design or desktop publishing work.

Members of With One Voice Melbourne  are looking for work in environmental science, administration/team assisting, program coordination, change management and community services/aged change.

A member of With One Voice  Melbourne Sings wishes to find work as an administration assistant.

A number of choir members are looking for mentors to assistant them with various aspects of their lives.

Choir participants at With One Voice Melbourne wish for more choir performances.

 

GRANTED WISHES

A member of With One Voice Ashburton who’s grandmother passed away wished to celebrate her memory by singing a song for her in front of the choir. He sung beautifully and it was a profound moment… a very easy wish to grant! Granted at With One Voice Ashburton

Two participants at With One Voice Melbourne are from Bendigo and they can now attend choir each week as they have been given accommodation by a fellow chorister. They travel from Bendigo each week to sing with the choir and now have somewhere to stay after choir. Granted at With One Voice Melbourne

A participant wished for  jackets, cardigans, raincoats, summer clothes and whatever people can spare for the homeless. Granted at With One Voice St Kilda, by members of With One Voice Geelong

A participant wishes for a kind person to look after her 14yo Chihuahua, preferably in her home in Box Hill, when she goes away from 29 March – 12 April. She would like to meet beforehand. Granted at With One Voice Ashburton

A participant wishes for “a kind, quiet, gentle person who might be willing to live-in at my home in East Bentleigh for up to 3 weeks, to look after and be company for my lovely elderly (16yo) female marmalade cat”. The participant is wait-listed for major surgery and cannot give a firm date until about two weeks prior, but it will likely be around the third week of April. She would like to meet her potential housemate first so they can get to know each other. Granted at With One Voice Ashburton

A participant wished for their choir to come to their residence and sing to the other people there who can’t get to choir because of their health. Granted at With One Voice Heidelberg

A participant wished for help writing their will. Granted at With One Voice Sydney

A participant wished to give away a free ticket to The Lion King. Granted at With One Voice Brisbane

A participant wished for choir members to take part in brief interviews on ABC radio. Granted at With One Voice Brisbane

A participant wished for evening wear for disadvantaged and differently-abled people to wear to Centacare’s Moonlight Dinner Dance formal ball. Granted at With One Voice Brisbane

A five-year-old participant of With One Voice Brisbane wished to wear the Wish List fairy’s costume. Granted at With One Voice Brisbane (and she looked gorgeous, too!)

A volunteer at With One Voice Ashburton wished for a reliable used car and help buying one. Her wish was ultimately granted from outside the choir, but she was touched when two fellow participants offered to loan her a car and help her shop for a quality vehicle! Granted at With One Voice Ashburton

A participant wished for other choir participants to join with them to create an entry for Sing for Spring. Granted at With One Voice Melbourne

A participant wished for a lift to choir each week. Granted at With One Voice Ashburton

A participant wished for help sorting out her bookshelves. Granted at With One Voice Melbourne

A participant wished for a lift home from choir. Granted at With One Voice Ashburton

A participant wished for a lift to choir each week. Granted at With One Voice Ashburton

A participant wished for a gospel song to be added to the choir repertoire. Granted at With One Voice Ashburton

A participant wished for blank audio tapes. Granted at With One Voice Ashburton

A participant wished for a VCR and remote control. Granted at With One Voice Ashburton

A participant wished for a life to choir so she can keep coming. Granted at With One Voice Ashburton

A choir volunteer asked for participants to volunteer as buddies to help new people feel welcome and fit in. Granted at With One Voice Brisbane

A participant wished for contacts, accommodation and advice for her daughter who is heading to New York for a year. Granted at With One Voice Brisbane

A participant wanted to become more involved in the choir as a volunteer. Granted at With One Voice Brisbane

A participant wished for help moving house. Granted at With One Voice St Kilda

A participant wished to sing When I’m Sixty Four on her birthday. Granted at With One Voice Ashburton.

A participant wished for a pre-loved VCR. Granted at With One Voice Ashburton.

A participant wished for the choir to sing a gospel song. Granted at With One Voice Ashburton.

A participant wished to help to make fresh pasta. Granted at With One Voice Ashburton.

A participant wished for a lift home after choir. Granted at With One Voice Ashburton.

A participant of With One Voice Ashburton wished to give away a free fridge to a fellow singer. Granted at With One Voice Greater Dandenong.

Participants wished for a lift home after choir. Granted at With One Voice Brisbane.

A participant wished for a large guinea pig cage. Granted at With One Voice Brisbane.

A member wished for help with her CV. Granted at With One Voice Melbourne

A member wished to get ride of an unwanted fridge. The same week a member of With One Voice Greater Dandenong wished for a fridge! Granted at With One Voice Greater Dandenong

A member wished for a portable radio so he could listen to his favourite radio station. Granted at With One Voice Greater Dandenong

A member wished for long term contract work as legal assistant, executive assistant or personal assistant. Granted at With One Voice Sydney

A member wished for a record player. Granted at With One Voice St Kilda

A member was looking for work as an Executive Assistant. Granted at With One Voice Sydney 

Members would like the choir to give greater consideration to a fellow participant in a wheelchair, to ensure she gets to go first at supper. Granted at With One Voice Melbourne; now each week a different person helps her at supper

A member wished for an audition piece backing track to be recorded on piano for a vocalist. Granted at With One Voice St Kilda

A member wished for another member to walk their dog. Granted at With One Voice St Kilda

A member invited a fellow participant to play his cello at an open mic night she organises. The man had not had the opportunity to play the cello much since moving from China and the eager audience called for more when he finished. He was overjoyed by the whole experience and will definitely continue. Granted at With One Voice Greater Dandenong

A member wished to be mentored to co-ordinate a not for profit organisation: Planetary Healing Artists Association of Australia Inc. The Association creates a forum for artists including visual artists, performers, writers, healers and other creatives in the community to share ideas for a sustainable future in a creative way. The main purpose is supporting an environmentally sustainable planet. Granted at With One Voice St Kilda

A member was looking for work after having been made redundant. After one week, she had two interviews for excellent jobs thanks to contacts provided by her friends at choir! Granted at With One Voice Melbourne

A member was looking for some spare spectacles to donate to some refugees she’s connected with. Another member brought in a whole box from her work! Granted at With One Voice Ashburton

A member wished for a video camera to record family memories on an upcoming holiday. Granted at With One Voice Sydney

A member was looking for someone to write a melody to accompany his lyrics to a song he’d written called Dreamaway Lullaby. A guest to the choir created sheet music. Granted at With One Voice Melbourne

A member was looking for someone who has access to a kiln so that she can do some pottery firing and another member said she may have a contact for this. Granted at With One Voice  Footscray

A member wished for singing lessons. Granted at With One Voice Sydney

A member wished for a sleeper on the train from Sydney, enabling him to come to Melbourne for the With One BIG Voice concert. Granted at With One Voice Sydney

A member who has a disability wished for someone to spend more one on one time with at choir. Granted at With One Voice Melbourne

A member wished for a CD player. Granted at With One Voice Sydney

A member was looking for a tenant for a house, and another member said she may have someone in the appropriate suburb for that! Granted at With One Voice Footscray

A member who is a university student wished for cheap guitar lessons, and another member offered some! Granted at With One Voice Melbourne

A choir member wished for someone to mentor her nephew for a week. Granted at With One Voice Sydney

A member expressed an interest in comedy, and another member offered to put her in touch with a stand-up comedian he knows. Granted at With One Voice Footscray

A Chinese man asked for help with the songs and another member is helping with this. Granted at With One Voice Melbourne

A member was looking for transport from the airport to his home after performing in Melbourne at the With One BIG Voice concert. Granted at With One Voice Sydney

A travelling choir member wished for 88 days of farm work in Queensland. Granted at With One Voice Sydney

A member was looking for some more volunteer work, and another member suggested the Ashburton Community Help Center where she works! Granted at With One Voice Ashburton

A conductor wished for choir members to help sponsor other, less fortunate members to go to Melbourne for the With One BIG Voice concert. Granted at With One Voice Sydney

A member wished to be happy and to swim with dolphins. Granted at With One Voice Sydney

A member wished for a new job, and another member offered his 35 years of experience in the employment business to help out. Granted at With One Voice Footscray

A member wished for legal assistance, and another member was able to help. Granted at With One Voice Sydney

A member said her daughter, who is disabled, is looking for a house mate. Another member knew someone with a disability who is looking to move out somewhere, so those two got talking! Granted at With One Voice Ashburton

A choir member wished for someone to walk home with them. Granted at With One Voice Sydney

A member who volunteers at a Sudanese Refugee Centre wished for members to bring egg cartons – as the Sudanese ladies rely on eggs for nutrition but they often break when they’re going home with them from the Centre as they don’t have enough egg cartons to hold them in. The next week, everyone brought in egg cartons and more…food, lots of eggs, toilet paper – so many things that made the Sudanese ladies very happy. Granted at With One Voice Footscray

Numerous With One Voice participants were granted their special wishes to sing a solo at a public performance. Granted at various With One Voice choirs

One of our wonderful venue partners, the Salvation Army chapel in St Kilda, wished for a person who can read music and play some piano for their Sunday morning service at 10am. This service is for community members who are in recovery. Granted at With One Voice Melbourne 

A member of With One Voice Sydney seeking visa assistance was helped by a fellow member with experience in immigration. Granted at With One Voice Sydney

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