ID: 212278

Ease the Burden: Support Children in Need

Family Services Regular - less than 6 months Sunshine Coast Mc QLD

About this opportunity

Most parents know the discomfort of a child waiting for a nappy change or the stress of being caught without enough nappies and the looming dread of a full nappy due. What if you had that feeling every day? Sadly, more and more Australian families are experiencing this due to rising living costs, the housing crisis and other economic impacts. At the same time other families can easily afford nappies and often find they are left with spares as babies grow between sizes and eventually toilet train. The Nappy Collective asks and answers the question; What if we could ‘connect’ the two to ensure all Australian children are kept clean and dry?

The Nappy Collective supports disadvantaged and vulnerable families to access free nappies. We mobilise the community and run collection points for donations of leftover, unused disposable nappies that may otherwise be thrown out. We redistribute these nappies through community partners to families who may have to choose between buying nappies or buying food because they're fleeing violence, seeking asylum, or struggling with homelessness, mental illness, extreme financial hardship, or are victims of natural disasters such as the recent floods or other disadvantage.

The Nappy Collective has seen unprecedented demand in recent months. Children and families need our help now more than ever. We all do the best with what we have, but what if at even your best you can't put your child in clean nappies? The Nappy Collective is committed to being a child-safe organisation. Please note that all volunteers must provide a Working with Children Check as a condition of registration. Volunteers can apply for free in most Australian states and territories.


Additional requirements

Driver's Licence (C) . Working with Children Check *.

* May be arranged via the Organisation. Details to be provided on expression of interest.
Time Required

Our volunteering program is flexible - there is no minimum time commitment or set times. Volunteer, are your own schedule.

Suitable for
  • Centrelink Volunteers
  • Families with Children
  • People with disability
  • Travelling Volunteers
Type of work
  • Administration & Office Management
  • Companionship & Social Support
  • Driving & Transportation
Training

It is a simple process. Training is provided