ID: 160122

General Volunteers and Drivers for Orange Sky Laundry in Cairns

Homeless Regular - more than 6 months Across: Cairns QLD, Kuranda QLD, Smithfield QLD

About this opportunity

• Make a real difference in the lives of people experiencing homelessness. • Contribute to the growth and success of Orange Sky Australia's services. • Opportunities for professional development and employment.

YOUR NEW FAMILY: Orange Sky Australia, founded in 2014 by friends Lucas Patchett and Nicholas Marchesi, is a not-for-profit organisation providing free mobile laundry and shower services to people experiencing homelessness. Through a network of 30+ vans and 1800+ amazing volunteers, our services are now positively connecting communities all around Australia and New Zealand.

YOUR NEW ROLE: As a general volunteer, you will be required to go out on shift once a week or fortnight and make sure the van greets our friends with an awesome group of volunteers. As the general volunteer, you will be expected to communicate effectively with our Team Leaders and the Service Managers as well as with other members of our OS Family. Some of your responsibilities will include:

  • Weekly or fortnightly shift commitment on a shift that runs during the week between Monday and Friday and between the hours 9-5pm. Each shift runs for approximately 2-3 hrs.

  • Preference for volunteers to also be part of a rotating driving roster to pick up the van and drive to shift location.

  • Communicating shift reports and incidents to our management team

To be successful, you will be organised, great with people, and have a genuine passion for helping others. You will be able to communicate effectively with people of diverse backgrounds.

We are looking for people living in the Cairns area and those willing to travel to shift locations.

Please submit an expression of interest here and you'll receive an automatic e-mail with details for how to apply!

For further information about Orange Sky, please check out our website, Facebook, twitter or youtube.

Time Required

3-5 hours per week or fortnight

Type of work
  • Administration & Office Management
  • Companionship & Social Support
  • Driving & Transportation
  • Governance, Boards & Committees
  • Safety & Emergency Services



A life changing experience!