Volunteering over International Women’s Day

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Volunteering over International Women’s Day

In celebration of International Women’s Day, Habitat for Humanity Australia mobilised 170 volunteers from 15 teams of corporate volunteers to renovate women’s refuges and transitional accommodation in Sydney.

Violence against women and homelessness is a serious and widespread problem in Australia. One in four women in Australia has experienced physical and/or emotional abuse at the hands of their partner.

Having a clean, safe and well maintained place to go is an important component for women leaving an abusive relationship. However, at a time of reduced Government spending, existing services cannot meet the demand for crisis accommodation and the available accommodation is often run down and in need of refurbishment.

A big thank you to ARUP, ProBuild, Cuscal, EPM, Downer Group, Boston Scientific, SMEC, Bloomberg, CBRE, TTW, AMP, Boral, Macquarie Group and AMP for brightening the lives of women escaping violence and long term homelessness!

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.

We can book teams within 4 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 National Partnerships Manager, Lara Warren on (02) 9919 7002 or partnerships@habitat.org.au.

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