Through our Street Walk program we make contact and connections with young people living on the streets.
From Sunday to Thursday each week Street Walk staff and volunteers are a night-time presence on Sydney streets. The young people we meet are between the ages of 13 and 22. They’re either chronically homeless or at risk of homelessness. There’s no one reason why these young people are homeless. Often, they’re struggling with an alcohol or other drug dependence.
The contact we make with young people through Street Walk is vital. It’s a key part of what we do at Youth Off The Streets.
We provide support and real alternatives to homeless young people at a grass roots level. Our staff and volunteers help young people access the services they need, including other Youth Off The Streets programs. We put people in touch with drug and alcohol treatment, counselling, accommodation and education programs.
It’s also a matter of safety: Street Walk means that homeless young people can recognise a trusted adult on the streets and turn to them when they need help.
Become a Street Walk volunteer
“I am so glad to be part of this program and it has made me see the city in a completely different light. It is one of the most rewarding and often fun times you can have in town.” Angela, 37, Street Walk Volunteer.
Street Walk relies on the generous commitment of volunteers. If you are interested in becoming a volunteer please view our current volunteer vacancies here.