Corporate volunteers help The Infants' Home to maintain our buildings and grounds, raise funds, and support our children's programs.
Volunteering at The Infants' Home is a valuable way for groups to strengthen team dynamics as they work together to make a difference in children's lives.
Our current corporate volunteer partners include PwC, GE Finance, MLC, Sabre, Club Penguin, Westpac, Deutsche Bank, Goldman Sachs, Disney, TEC, United Way, BT Financial, Healthworks, IBM and JBWere.
We are always grateful for their good-natured support.
Our corporate volunteering fact sheet explains what corporate groups can expect during a day on the tools at The Infants' Home.
The Infants’ Home is located on 4.5 acres of heritage-listed property in Ashfield. We operate Monday to Friday from 7am to 6pm. Most days there are about 200 children on site.
Volunteers need to arrive by 9am and will begin the day with an introduction to The Infants’ Home, an OH&S briefing and an overview of the work planned for the day. The day will finish at about 3:30pm.
We tend to run volunteer days on weekdays. However, we can accommodate weekend groups. Also, we prefer smaller groups with a maximum of 20 volunteers per day.
We have only one part-time caretaker who is responsible for maintenance, so opportunities for volunteers tend to be physical, often outdoor jobs.
We have 8 playgrounds and 4 learning centres that require maintenance. This includes:
We ask volunteers to wear comfortable clothes for gardening or painting. Sleeved shirts are preferable for outdoor work. Volunteers also need to wear a hat and closed shoes for safety reasons.
We ask volunteers to bring their own water bottles – filtered water is available on site for refills – and adequate sun protection.
There is unrestricted parking on the streets around The Infants’ Home. Our only request is that volunteers do not park on Henry Street as we need to keep this free for parents and carers.
In the event of wet weather, we will advise your group the day before whether your volunteer day will go ahead. We do have tasks to complete indoors, so the day may still proceed even if the weather is bad.
We provide tea, coffee and morning tea on the day, but not lunch. We have a dining room which volunteers can use and we can provide cups, plates, etc if you need them.
We recommend volunteers have lunch delivered to The Infants’ Home. A few suggestions for ordering lunch are:
We also value partnering with people and community groups.
Volunteering at The Infants' Home can be a rich and rewarding experience as you impact the lives of children and their families, giving each child every opportunity to get the best possible start in life.
Thank you for considering The Infants' Home as a place to volunteer.
The Infants' Home is always ready to talk to corporations, community groups or individuals about how they can best volunteer their time and skills to further our charitable work.
To register your interest in any type of volunteering please complete and return our volunteer staff application form.
For further information please contact:
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