The Brush with Kindness program mobilises teams of volunteers to conduct landscaping and minor repairs to the exterior of homes of people who may be disadvantaged, disabled or socially isolated. It is a ‘backyard blitz’ style activity where teams between 10-15 can get out of the office and get their hands dirty!
The program also partners with other not-for-profits to help provide safe and decent shelter to disadvantaged groups. Habitat can deliver full day activities for teams between 10-15 people within 60 minutes of the Sydney CBD. In Melbourne and Adelaide, teams can expect to take part in building homes for Habitat partner families.
Through our Australian Program, we have helped over 1,000 people through Brush with Kindness activities and engaged with more than 7,500 volunteers from both the community and corporate sector.
Corporate supporters including Bank of America Merrill Lynch, Genworth, JP Morgan, Arup, Cuscal, MetLife, Salesforce and P&G have participated in Brush with Kindness activities and continuously report positive staff engagement.
Corporate clients use volunteer days as a chance to give back to the community and provide a team building and leadership development opportunity that rewards and engages employees.
We can book teams within 6 weeks’ notice and do ask for a financial contribution to support the day’s resourcing and ensure the sustainability of our programs. We invite corporates to talk to us for any further enquiries. Corporate sponsors can also support our work through financial sponsorship, and donated or discounted building materials.
If you would like to learn more about corporate volunteering for your organisation, please contact our Partnerships Coordinator, Lisha Marsden-Hafer on (02) 9919 7002 or LMarsdenHafer@habitat.org.au.
For state specific volunteering opportunities, please contact a Habitat office in your state.
“We loved the experience and are very glad that we could make a difference. Thank you Habitat for Humanity for providing such an amazing opportunity for us to be involved in”
– Maryam, Volunteer, Arup Australia
Individual Volunteering Opportunities
Individual volunteer opportunities are also available from time to time through our state affiliates in New South Wales, Victoria, South Australia and Queensland. Contact your local office for more information.