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Help us deliver 100 meals a day directly to the doorsteps of people most affected by COVID-19

What is it?

Doorstep Dinners is a program that ensures that some of our most vulnerable community members have a satisfying, nourishing meal each day, and supports local businesses. Food prepared by local restaurants, is taken directly to the doorsteps of risk people affected by COVID-19 distancing measures and social isolation.

The daily delivery also allows us to provide a daily well-being check-in, and support for participants.

How can you help?

Doorstep Dinners runs 7 days a week, 4pm – 6pm. At 4pm Volunteers pick up meals from the nominated city restaurants, and then deliver to people within Perth and surrounding suburbs who need assistance. It generally takes up to 2 hours to complete the deliveries, and addresses are grouped together in the same area.

Make a difference in 2020.

To find out more please have a look at the volunteer position description here, or contact Elaine on 9355 9022 or at elaine.healy@unitingwa.org.au.

Our Community Engagement Volunteers are passionate, energetic and have a positive attitude that motivates and inspires those around them.

They work alongside the Uniting WA team to support the delivery of essential community services, using their amazing interpersonal and communication skills to share their time, skills and life – experiences with the people we support.

Opportunities include:

  • Admin volunteers
  • Group support
  • Companionship and social support
  • Community Volunteer Drivers
  • Health and Wellness Volunteers in areas such as beauty, meditation
  • Arts and crafts
  • Event Volunteers–( ad hoc basis)

These guys are the team behind the scenes at our Tranby Centre, which supports people experiencing homelessness. It’s their job to keep storage areas for donations and stock clean and tidy and make sure that food, blankets and personal care stock are kept in good order.

Become a driving force behind the elimination of food waste. Our dedicated Food Rescue Drivers and Driver Buddies not only make a powerful and lasting difference in the lives of people in our community, they’re also helping save the planet.

We take unsold fresh food and redistribute it to vulnerable people throughout the Merriwa and northern metro area. Using a Uniting WA Food Rescue van, you’ll rescue good quality surplus food from supermarkets and other commercial outlets, work with other volunteers to load up the van and then become the vital link between fresh unsold food and people in the community who need it the most.

To become a Food Rescue Driver you’ll need:

  • A standard Drivers Licence and good driving history
  • Confidence driving a people carrier/van
  • To be able to use a satellite navigation system and read a map
  • The ability to perform physical tasks including lifting and loading
  • A positive, adaptable and friendly attitude i.e. a people person

Our Homelessness Services Volunteers work alongside our team at Tranby to create a safe, inclusive space and provide practical support, as well as advocacy and referral services to people experiencing homelessness.

The Tranby Centre operate 7 days a week from 7 am to 7 pm and would suit people who are looking for a flexible volunteering opportunity.

Volunteer application form