Trip Details

Homeless people in Sydney? Yes, there are hundreds of homeless people in Sydney and the number seems to increase every year. These people living below the poverty line have various health problems and disabilities. They need short-term support to get back on their feet. Mostly they are Australians, Aboriginals, Torres Strait Islanders, New Zealanders and others.

In this program, you will actively engage in the local community development by working with our local team and various food banks in Sydney. You will assist us to provide food for over 100 homeless people while encouraging them and bringing hope to their lives.

During the week you will visit food banks in the area to negotiate and get excess food items and donations. With the collected food items, you will prepare food for the homeless people. Once the food is prepared you will have the opportunity to distribute the food to the people in need. You will also get to talk to them, encourage them and inspire them to achieve something more in life.

Our project aims at providing, haircuts, shower facilities as well as part-time job opportunities for a few of them in the future.

Aims & Objectives
The project aims to provide food for the homeless people in Sydney who are unable to earn a living and encourage and support them till they can stand on their feet.

Part time coordinator support will be available during your stay. However, you are required to be independent to travel to the project on your own, prepare your own meals and clean the centre twice a week

Trip Itinerary

Join in a worthwhile effort to provide food for homeless people, while supporting and inspiring them.

This program is aimed to support homeless people in Sydney by providing them with nutritional food with the help of local donations. You will be helping a cause by assisting us in our endeavour to provide them with the basic need for food and nutrition. This program is best suited for you if you have the ability to feel a genuine need to support these people with kindness.

Monday
On Monday morning, you will receive an orientation session on the project and your tasks and activities throughout the week. After lunch, you will start preparing food for the homeless at our centre. In the evening, you will leave the centre with the dinner you have prepared and packed for yourselves. At our project site in Sydney, you will serve the food to the homeless people. After serving the food you will return to the centre.

Tuesday
On Tuesday, you will visit Walkabout Wildlife Park in the morning, where you will have time to explore the unique flora and fauna of Australia. After the visit, you will come back to the centre for lunch. After lunch, you will start preparing and packing food for the evening food distribution for the homeless. Then you will leave for the project site and serve the food.

Wednesday
Today is for you to join a local group who cooks and serves food for the homeless. You will work with the local team in the food camp in preparing the food, packing and serving alongside the local participants.

Thursday
In the morning on Thursday, you will prepare the food and pack them. In the evening, you will distribute them to homeless people. You will have time to interact with them and share experiences with each other.

Friday
On Friday you will visit food banks to get ingredients and food packing materials for the next week. After lunch, you will have free time to explore the city on your own.

This schedule can be changed and/or amended depending on weather conditions, local conditions and unforeseen circumstances.

Trip Accommodation

Sydney is Australia’s largest, oldest and most cosmopolitan city, with an enviable reputation as one of the world’s most liveable and beautiful cities. Known as the Harbour City, Sydney is brimming with history, nature, culture, art, fashion, cuisine and design. Located on one of the world’s most beautiful harbours, Sydney also has some of Australia’s most famous surf beaches like Coogee and Bondi Beach, beautiful coastline scenery and easy access to the Royal National Park, the world’s second oldest national park. Beyond the beautiful coastline Sydney’s ethnically diverse streets are full of action, and home to the Sydney Opera House and the Sydney Harbour Bridge, two of Australia’s most iconic structures.

Your accommodation is located in the peaceful suburban city called Beecroft in the Northern Suburbs of Sydney, 25 km from the Sydney central business district (25 to 30 minutes drive). You will be staying in the residential area where you can easily reach all the services and facilities such as supermarkets, ATMs, banks, shopping malls, and restaurants. There are many tourist destinations which can be reached within a 25 – 45 mins drive from the House Center. Among them there are white sandy beaches where you can spend your free time, such as Bondi beach, Manly beach, Coogee beach and places of interest such as the Sydney Opera House, Darling harbour and many more.

Accommodation & Food

Your Centre is located in Beecroft, Greater Sydney, where you will be staying in a comfortable dorm-style accommodation for the duration of the project. The centre has a well equipped kitchen which you can use to store your food and make your own meals as per your wishes. And there is also cosy living room where you can hang out with the fellow participants, watch movies and spend time.

Food Arrangements
Get excited and roll up your sleeves to prepare a large varieties of meals and bring out that little master chef inside you. You will be provided with enough staple food ingredients. Prepare different menus of breakfast, lunch and dinner by yourself and share with the other participants. The cooking facility will be available for you to prepare breakfast from 6.30 am to 8.30 am and 6 pm to 8 pm for dinner.

During weekends, meals will not be provided. However, cold food will be available at the kitchen if you wish to stay at the centre during the weekends. Furthermore, you are welcome to use the refrigerator to store your personal food and beverages.

Facilities
Facilities include first aid equipment as well as coordinator support. Supermarkets, cafes, shops, ATMs are available within 15 mins walk.

 

Trip Country Info

Australia

Australia is the most popular gap year holiday & travel destination in the world with a number of diverse locations where Australia gap year adventures, volunteer work and road trips can be undertaken.  It is an island continent and the world’s sixth largest country, with a population of roughly 22.7 million people. Lying between the Indian and Pacific oceans, the country is approximately 4,000 km from east to west and 3,200 km from north to south, with a coastline 36,735 km long.  There are some stunning natural wonders you can take in when enjoying a gap year holiday in Australia such as The Great Barrier Reef and Uluru (Ayers Rock) as well as some man made ones like the Sydney Opera House and Sydney Harbour Bridge.

Australia’s first inhabitants, the Aboriginal people, are believed to have migrated from some unknown point in Asia to Australia between 50,000 and 60,000 years ago. Australian culture is as broad and varied as the country’s landscape. Australia is multicultural and multiracial and this is reflected in the country’s food, lifestyle and cultural practices and experience. If you are looking for a gap year holiday in Australia, working whilst travelling or are considering volunteer work in Australia have a look at our latest gap experiences below or contact us for more information.

Participant Criteria & Requirements

Standard Requirements

No requirements have been provided.

Additional Requirements

No requirements have been provided.

What's included

  • 24/7 support in case of emergencies
  • Accommodation
  • Airport Pick up
  • English speaking coordinator
  • Meals
  • Orientation

What's not included

  • Airport drop off
  • Flights
  • Travel insurance
  • Vaccination
  • Visa