Find out all you need to know about our corporate volunteering options
We are delighted to advise that we have been overwhelmed with volunteer offers from our corporate supporters, to help us respond the numerous challenges COVID-19 has thrown our way. As a result, at this stage we are not seeking assistance from corporate volunteers. We will be reviewing this in early 2021, and we encourage you to check in with us then, to find out our plans.
In the meantime, if you are still able to get involved and help us achieve our goals, please consider the following options:
Hold a fundraiser for us. We have some suggestions for you here.
Purchase tickets as part of our Christmas 50-50 raffle.
Buy your Christmas Cards from us, with a percentage of funds supporting our services.
Find out if your employer supports us through a workplace giving program. If they do, sign up for a regular, pre-tax donations. If not, ask your employer to consider establishing a program and adding Youth Off The Streets.
Lunch preparation provides vulnerable young people, who may be from a disadvantaged family, the opportunity to have a healthy and substantial meal for lunch. This service operate at one of our six accredited high schools and is vital to fueling their learning for the afternoon. This service also provides meals for the Inner West Youth Homelessness Services programs.
We invite groups of 4-6 individuals to assist in this lunch preparation.
The food van is a great volunteering service for small groups. It runs every night from 8.15 – 8.30pm to approximately 11pm, a group of volunteers (2-4) prepare and serve food to the homeless people at Green Park in Darlinghurst, under the guidance of a trained member of staff. Food for this activity is provided.
We recognise that school holidays are a time when our young people are more at risk of engaging in negative behaviours, as they are away from the structure and stability that the school day offers. We offer a ‘School Holiday Program’ in the community to engage young people in positive, diversionary, fun activities such as a trip to Luna Park, go-karting etc. We invite our corporate supporters to fund and join our young people on these exciting and varied activities.
We work with organisations to design programs that meet the specific needs of our young people, which are aligned to a Corporate Partner’s community investment strategy. As an example, we have designed an educational program around financial literacy which is taught to our young people, with the support of a major financial institution.
Working bees are days in which a group of between 8 and 15 people come to one of our sites and volunteers their time in an unskilled capacity, through activities such as gardening, grounds maintenance, painting and cleaning. These days are planned with the Corporate Partnerships team to ensure the day achieves positive outcomes for all. These usually take place during business hours. In order to deliver these events there is a small fee for their facilitation.