Volunteers are the strength behind our community.
There are so many people who make a vital contribution to keeping our doors open to vulnerable women in crisis.
There are many ways you can help.
If you’d like to help out at events or can contribute your time and skills, please register your interest by joining our mailing list. We will contact you when opportunities arise.
Please also follow us on Facebook for the latest news including updates about volunteering opportunities.
Host an Event
Whether it’s a workplace initiative, celebration such as birthday or anniversary, remembering a loved one at a funeral or memorial service, or simply a small gathering of friends, you can use your event as an opportunity to give to your community.
We would love to hear your ideas and can help you with your fundraising plans, so get in touch.
There is a range of key events throughout the year where fundraising for HKWS is even more important.
Some include International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women as part of the 16 Days of Activism in November, International Women’s Day in March and Mother’s Day in May.
Get Active for Us
Get active with your family and friends and participate in events like the Bobbin Head Classic, Kurringai Chase Fun Run and Walk, and the City to Surf while raising money for a good cause at the same time.
HKWS also needs lots of help from volunteers at these events, so if you can’t participate but would like to help out, please register your interest by subscribing to our mailing list.
Set a Challenge
As a team, competing against family or friends or going commando … Set a goal, and then set about achieving it!
Perhaps you’re aiming for a chocolate, chips, caffeine or social media-free month all to raise money to support women in need.
Sell a Product or Service
It’s a simple act of kindness and generosity that benefits our community and helps to build your brand’s goodwill. Whether your business sells bags, plants, lamingtons, tea-towels or socks, please consider donation a portion of your sales to HKWS.
Purchase a Gift Card
A gift card or voucher from a retail shop, wellbeing service or the cinema can give our clients a treat and a few hours of respite that they deserve and can often not give themselves.
If you are a business looking to contribute to an important cause, please consider sponsoring HKWS and make a difference to the lives of vulnerable women facing domestic violence and homelessness.
Businesses partner with us in many ways including by donating cash or products, giving a percentage of sales of certain items to HKWS and by offering pro bono support services.
We can help you tailor an initiative suitable to your corporate social responsibility, workplace giving or volunteering program.
For more information, please get in touch.
Our local schools are amonst our most generous donors and are often the most innovative and creative when it comes to fundraising ideas.
School fundraisers are an important way of raising awareness and educating young people about critical social issues to help reduce incidents of domestic violence and homelessness in our community.
HKWS would be honoured to come and speak at your school or organisation about the Shelter and how we help empower women in crisis to create a better future. If you’re interested, please get in touch.