Each & every night more than 100,000 people in our country are sleeping rough
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No one plans this life for themselves, nor do they plan on the complex range of issues that led them to this point.
Each year, Brisbane City Council and Volunteering Queensland join forces with some very special volunteers to run Homeless Connect. This important one-day event links people experiencing homelessness with vital services that many of us take for granted.
Homeless guests can access a wealth of services in a one-stop-shop environment including employment, legal, government and other services. Guests can have a haircut, get a health check or learn about housing options.
There is also a donations room where guests will find clothes, canned food, bedding, toiletries and much more. A healthy meal is provided and entertainers will be onsite to make this an enjoyable day for all involved.
You can help
It has been said the real test of a community is how it treats its most vulnerable citizens. Help us to prove what a great community Brisbane is. Express your interest in volunteering for Homeless Connect.
It doesn’t matter where your skills lie, you can make a big difference by joining the Homeless Connect volunteer team. You can get involved in catering, hosting, helping manage donations or as an entertainer.
We are also looking for professionals who are willing to share their special skills with those less fortunate. Doctors, dental nurses, podiatrists, massage therapists, hairdressers and more will be welcomed.
Volunteers who assisted at past Homeless Connect events found it a rewarding experience, so far we've helped more than 14,100 people to connect with services that would have otherwise been out of reach.
Brisbane City Council held the first Homeless Connect in Australia in November 2006. Similar events are now held in Perth, Hobart, Adelaide and the Gold Coast.
Express your interest
Please use the form below to express your interest in volunteering for Homeless Connect
Please note that this is an expression of interest only and means you will be added to our mailing list.
In early 2017 we will email you an invitation with details on how to register to be able to participate. At that time you must register promptly as this is a highly sort after event.
We are really grateful for the overwhelming number of people who want to help with Homeless Connect.