COMMUNITY SUPPORT OPPORTUNITIES
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Encounter Youth Green Team volunteers have served the South Australian community for over 21 years through our Schoolies Operation and Hindley Street Program. We seek to offer direct support and relief to those facing serious social challenges. At times, that means we move beyond Schoolies Operation and the Hindley Street Program.
Our Encounter Youth Green Team is well resourced, equipped and capable to enter a range of environments and provide support.
As a staff team and volunteer group of nearly six hundred, we are ready to serve the broader community in both one-time events and longer-term support partnerships.
AUES Pub Crawl
The Adelaide University Engineering Society (AUES) hosts an annual pub crawl each year. In 2013, the AUES pub crawl caused major disruption in the Adelaide CBD. From 2014 onwards, Encounter Youth has been supporting the AUES Pub Crawl participants at their annual event.
Encounter Youth Green Team volunteers support the AUES pub crawl participants through encouraging a safer social environment. Our volunteers create positive street engagements whether it be offering a bottle of water, a doughnut, a friendly chat or through our A Lighter Night Photobooth. For the past 7 years, the Encounter Youth Green Team has been invited to support the annual AUES Pub Crawl.
Backpacks 4 SA Kids supports any child displaced from their home; for example, children entering foster care, domestic violence shelters and youth homeless shelters.
Our current focus is on the program that supplies basic and distraction items to support the confidence and self-worth of children often left traumatised by their life’s events.
Habitat for Humanity is building homes for low income and disadvantaged families in SA. They give people a hand-up by building homes in partnership with families who contribute a minimum of 200 hours of labour or ‘sweat equity’ and pay significantly less than market value. New homes are built using as much volunteer labour and donated materials as possible.
The programmes current focus is to assist with fixing plasterboard to walls and ceilings in the home under construction.
Meals on Wheels SA provides support to members of the community to live independently.
Their support enhances lifestyles through:
- the delivery of nourishing meals to maintain health and wellbeing
- offering social contact
- recognising, responding and building people’s capacity to meet nutritional and other needs that increase wellbeing
This support is expressed as ‘more than just a meal’.
In providing these services through our volunteer workforce, we help Meals on Wheels fulfil their mandate to strengthen the community.
Puddle Jumpers is a non-profit, non-government organisation committed to responding to the social development needs of society’s most vulnerable children and young people. We believe that all kids matter and deserve the right to engage in happy and fun experiences in their life.
One of our current focuses is our Food Drive-by for vulnerable families. Volunteers can assist by packing bags of non-perishable foods for the operation and by also handing them out at the food drive locations.