Outreach Volunteers for Orange Sky Australia

Orange Sky Australia

Do you want to make a difference in your community? Orange Sky Australia is on a mission to help positively connect the 116,000 Australians who are experiencing homelessness. Volunteer for 2 hours each fortnight to provide a service to the community experiencing homelessness. We have a mobile laundry and shower van that provides a place for positive connection to those who are in need. This opportunity suits student volunteers or students enrolled in SOY10105 and COM30001.

Working on this project you will make a difference in Key Impact Area: Social Welfare; Sustainable Development Goal: Reduced Inequalities (SDG 10).

Details

Availability: Approved

Time required: 2 hours per week

Duration: Not yet defined

Location:
17 Dover Street
Various Locations
Northern Rivers NSW
Australia

Requires face to face contact: Yes

Overview

Aims

To provide connection to the communities vulnerable by providing a safe, non-judgmental and positive place for people to come get their clothes washed, have a hot shower and have genuine connections with others.

Outcomes

Our volunteers say they get a lot more out of our program than what they put in. We want to see people experiencing homelessness in the Northern Rivers connected with the community and being treated with dignity and respect. We are helping to positively connect our friends in need through free laundry, showers and conversation.

Needs to be addressed

Basic hygiene for those experiencing homelessness as well as connection to the community. Volunteers have one of the most important jobs at Orange Sky – to connect with our friends through genuine and non-judgmental conversation. It might sound simple, but we’ve seen first-hand how a positive connection can impact a person’s life. In the hour that it takes to do a load of laundry, we sit down on our six orange chairs and have a chat – it’s a simple opportunity for every day Australians to connect. You can help to make a difference by volunteering a few hours of your time each fortnight.

Benefits to students

Increased connection to the community, increased mental health and purpose by giving back to another. Drivers and a non-judgmental positive attitude required!

Requirements

Southern Cross University

Promotion of volunteering opportunities. We are a new service to the community and need to increase awareness of our presence.

Partner

Volunteer training and support.