General Volunteering

General Volunteering

The Salvation Army’s Oasis Youth Support Network is committed to ensuring we provide a positive experience for all our dedicated volunteers. We are fortunate to work with thousands of people every year who choose to donate their time, energy and talents to support the programs and people at Oasis.

We welcome professionals, local businesses, individuals or groups. To help you make an informed decision, we also encourage you to get in contact with our volunteer coordinator who can discuss volunteer opportunities with you and ways you can partner with Oasis and the young people who access the service.

To find out more simply fill out the form below or email:  oasis.volunteers@aue.salvationarmy.org


Morning Crew

We all know that breakfast is the most important meal of the day and we want to give our young people the best start we can.

Every Thursday morning we host a BBQ breakfast for our young people. We welcome individuals and/or corporate groups, but suggest no more than 3-4 people per BBQ.

Get in touch with us today if you know how to make a mean bacon and egg roll or would like the chance to share a meal with some of our young people.

Day: Every Thursday
Time: 815am – 10am
Volunteers: Between 1-4 people
Food: Catering to 10-15 people
Volunteers are asked to organise to bring their own paper plates, serviettes and cups for the young people. We cater to between 15-20 people each week. Bacon, eggs and fresh juices are donated by Crown St Grocer.
Download your information sheet here

Monday Lunch

The Monday lunch program is another opportunity to put your culinary skills to the test and share a meal with the young people at Oasis.

Volunteers are invited to prepare a lunch menu of their choosing for the young people – to be served at 12pm. There is an industrial kitchen available to prepare the meal or BBQ facilities if you would prefer to keep things simple.

Day: Every Monday
Time: 11am – 1pm (for a 12pm Lunch)
Volunteers: Between 1-4 people
Food: Catering to 15-20 people

Download your information sheet here


Crisis Accommodation Dinner Program

There is absolutely nothing better than a home cooked meal! For our young people living in crisis, this is no exception.

Through the dinner program, we encourage volunteers to come on site and cook a family favourite for our young people and stay to enjoy that meal with them.

This opportunity is available from Sunday through to Thursday and is certainly one of the most rewarding.

Dinner is served at 6pm each night.

Make sure you get in quick to secure a spot as this opportunity fills up fast!!

Day: Sunday to Thursday
Time: 4pm – 7pm (6pm dinner)
Volunteers: 1-4 people
Food: Cooking for 15 people

Download your information sheet here


Driving Program

Many of us take for granted the hours that our family or friends spend in the car with us to help build up the hours we need to go for our license. The driving program needs volunteers to work alongside our young people to help them achieve their 120 supervised driving hours.

This requires a longer term commitment to the program, as we prefer to maintain consistency between the young person and volunteer, but this is not mandatory.

Volunteers must have a valid NSW driver’s licence, Working With Children Check and be required to attend specific program related training. Times are flexible and designed to work with you and the young person you are supporting.

Download information sheet here


Candle Bag Packing

Carols in the Domain sees up to $150,000 raised for Oasis Youth Support Network’s accommodation services.

This would not be possible without the dedicated team of volunteers who commit to help pack up to 10,000 candle bags with donated goodies (food, magazines and household items).

This role will include assisting in setting up of the packing stations, packing the bags and the packing down of the workspace.

Held at Hoxton Park, this is a fantastic opportunity for corporate groups as we recommend booking in teams of 5 or more people.

We need to recruit 120 people per day across two shifts – morning and afternoon.

2015 Dates:  TBC


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