Each year we maintain a bank of some 700 active volunteers (plus another few hundred at Christmas!), and we fill 244 shifts every week! We also have around 10 work place students each semester. In a sector which sees a high turn over, we are unique in having long-serving volunteers, with quite a few providing us with more than 20 years dedicated help and service.

Our volunteers are incredibly important to us and provide the horsepower for the program areas. Volunteers are worth over $1 million each year in terms of the time they give to us and our visitors.

Volunteers have the opportunity to participate in the following areas:

• Community Services Centre
• Wayside Youth
• Aboriginal Project
• Wayside Cafe
• Twilight Team
• Congregational/Chapel
• Wayside Op Shop
• Administration & Fundraising

Your journey as a Wayside volunteer begins by attending our Volunteer Induction Session .

At this session you will gain an understanding of Wayside’s mission, programs and the huge range of opportunities to be involved in our community as a volunteer.

Registration for our April induction is now closed, however you can sign up for a future session here.

2015 Volunteer Induction Sessions

28 June, 1pm-2.30pm

23 August, 1pm-2.30pm

25 October, 1pm-2.30pm

For further information about volunteering at Wayside, please contact Matthew Robertson at waysidevollies@thewaysidechapel.com


Corporate Volunteering Program

With corporate philanthropy on the rise, more companies and employees are interested in what they can contribute to their community. To fulfill this need we have been offering Corporate Days since March 2007.

The day offers more than a straight volunteering process; the aim is to engage corporate volunteers with both Wayside and the issues that are faced by many who visit us here.

Morning session (10am - 1pm)

Introduction to The Wayside Chapel

The Wayside Programs

Discussion on mental health, homelessness & drug & alcohol abuse

Walking tour around the local Kings Cross area

Afternoon session (1pm - 3pm)

Prepare, cook and serve a BBQ lunch for our community

Debrief on the day, including a Q&A session

The Corporate Day also acts as a great team building exercise for the companies involved.

For more info on Corporate Days, download our brochure or contact Liz Osachuk on 02) 9581 9104 or corporateday@thewaysidechapel.com


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