General Volunteer - Mackay

ID: 115250
  • Homeless
  • Ongoing commitment
  • Mackay, QLD
  • Sarina, QLD

About this opportunity

Values based and progressive not-for-profit organisation.
• AMAZING team of volunteers who operate our laundry van day in and day out.
• Endless opportunities for growth and development!

Orange Sky Laundry is a not-for-profit organisation providing free mobile laundry and shower services to people who are homeless. Through a network of 22 vans outfitted with showers/commercial washing machines and dryers, we go to over 100 locations across Australia where the needs of our friends on the street are greatest. Orange Sky Laundry was founded in July 2014 by friends Lucas Patchett and Nicholas Marchesi. Our organisation comprises seven board members, 25 employees and over 1000 amazing volunteers, all with diverse skills and life experiences. We share a common goal of connecting our friends on the street with the community. Our mission is to provide a platform for conversations, volunteering and opportunities for our friends on the street through a free mobile laundry worldwide!

As a general volunteer, you will be required to go out on shift once a 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 shift commitment
+ Communicating shift reports and incidents reports
+ Driving the van to location when required

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 have an immediate need for volunteers who are able to drive the van to location.

Good for

  • Centrelink Volunteers

Additional requirements

  • Driver's Licence (C)
Time required

3 hours per week/fortnight at a shift during business hours

Interested in
  • Companionship & Social Support
  • Driving & Transportation
  • Fundraising & Events