Volunteering with St. John's Gold Coast Crisis Centre
Partnering with local not for profit organisation St. John's Gold Coast Crisis Centre, a center providing support to the less fortunate citizens of our community. This support includes lunch service, welfare support, school lunch packs and food hampers.
Homelessness is not a choice. Homelessness is one of the most significant social issues in Australia. Every night in Australia, over 116,000 men, women, and children have no place to call home; they are sleeping rough, couch surfing, or living in cars.
There are over 24,000 children that are homeless every night, and women are more likely to live in poverty than men. 43% of tenants aged 65 years and over are in poverty, 4,000 people are either homeless, sleeping rough, or living in their cars, and a surprising 800 of them are our youth.
St. Johns Crisis Centre
JW guests are able to contribute by serving the community and assisting the less fortunate in the Gold Coast community by volunteering one hour of their time between 11am and 3pm, Monday to Friday.
The program will involve a 15 minute professional introduction provided by the St. John’s General Manager, educating our JW guests on a range of issues faced by the less fortunate within the community. These include crisis situations such a domestic violence, individuals seeking mental health, financially destitute families, drug and alcohol-addicted individuals and poor access to health facilities.
The Guest Experience
Our JW guests will then be able to spend the remaining 45mins by volunteering to undertake any of the following activities:
- peeling and cutting vegetables
- packing lunch packs
- serving of lunch
- cleaning of the crisis center
- sorting and packing dry goods food hampers
- sorting clothes based on gender and sizes from donations
JW Marriott Gold Coast IPACE Jaguar vehicles will be available for the transfer of our guests when required.
Upon their return to the resort, our guests will be presented with a cobranded Certificate of Appreciation for volunteering to help the less fortunate citizens of the Gold Coast community.
By contributing your time, you assist the St. John’s Gold Coast Crisis Centre in providing the less fortunate packaged lunches, warm food and clothing.
We need your support!
By supporting the Crisis Centre, our JW guests assist the centre in supporting member of the community who have faced crisis situations such a domestic violence, individuals seeking mental health, financially destitute families, drug and alcohol-addicted individuals and poor access to health facilities.