This year, the AUDSS Community Aid Committee is partnering with St Vincent de Paul Society to provide multiple volunteering opportunities for dental students. There are currently four different positions available.
To express your interest or for further enquiries, please contact Elizabeth Jeong (firstname.lastname@example.org) or Alice Zhang (email@example.com).
The Buddy Day program intends to give disadvantaged children and teenagers (aged 6-14 years) a cost free, safe and enjoyable day out to help them to socialise, engage and learn more about their surroundings and Adelaide. This program includes both Western Suburb Buddy Days for Australian youth and MRC Buddy Days, for migrant children. Each child is paired with an adult youth leader who makes time to listen, support and mentor them. Buddy days are usually situated on a Saturday from approximately 10am-2pm. A 12-month commitment is required for this position.
Fred’s van aims to provide warm nutritious meals, fruit, drinks, blankets and beanies to the homeless and hungry, to support the most vulnerable people in our community. The youth team for Fred’s van usually runs from 6-9pm, on every third Monday. Volunteers are required to go to Unley (25-minute bus ride from CBD) to prepare food, then return to the city via van to distribute meals.
Home visitations include traveling to struggling families who have called the Head Office for help, to provide support and material assistance. This is typically undertaken in pairs as one person takes notes while the other chats to the family about issues they are facing and ideas to improve their current situation.
Vinnies are always in need of volunteers to help out in their stores in order to provide furniture, clothing and household goods. It is especially beneficial for those hoping to gain retail experience and to improve communication skills.