Volunteers needed to assist homeless in Parramatta
In 2015, the NSW Branch of the Order of Malta initiated a new project to assist the Homeless. The project involved a van driven by volunteers and staffed by a nurse from St Vincent’s Hospital to visit ‘homeless hotspots’ in the city and provide healthcare and distribute seasonal items to protect them from the elements.
The service has become a huge success, currently operating twice a week, distributing the Order’s Coats for the Homeless in winter, sunscreen and sun hats in summer, water and hygiene packs year-round.
Following the success of this initiative, a second van has been secured to serve the homeless in Parramatta. The van, expected to be operational before Christmas, is looking for volunteer drivers and nurses and paramedics to provide this service to Parramatta’s homeless.
If you would like to learn more about volunteering for this service, please email email@example.com