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#NationalVolunteerWeek during COVID-19

21 May 2020 Wesley Mission news

Corporate volunteering 9Volunteers are the lifeblood of our organisation and we recognise that without them the crucial work of building better lives for vulnerable people wouldn’t be possible.

During this pandemic, we have made some changes to some of our volunteer roles to make sure everyone is safe and we are following Government guidelines. COVID-19 has also presented some new volunteer opportunities that can make a real difference to those we serve, and to those in need, within our community.

Ways you can volunteer safely this #NationalVolunteersWeek and during COVID-19:


The need to keep people connected whilst isolated is greater than ever. We’re looking for volunteers who can connect with our clients and residents through regular phone calls, video chats and even an old-fashioned letter. We will match you and a recipient with similar interests or background as a starting point for building an ongoing connection.

To find out more or apply to become a Companion call (02) 9857 2678 or email

Arts & Crafts

 In an effort to keep up with our clients and residents creativity we are looking for helpful donations of:

  • Craft paper
  • Colouring in books
  • Colouring in pencils/pens/crayons
  • Find-a-word
  • Crosswords
  • Magazines + books
  • DVDs
  • Wool
  • Fabrics + Materials

To find out how to post donations or make a contactless drop off call 02 9857 2678 or email

Food & Care

Wesley Mission is committed to continuing to provide help for those most in need, and this includes providing much needed non-perishable food and hygiene items including:

  • Pasta & pasta sauce
  • Long-life milk
  • Tea/coffee
  • Tuna
  • 2-minute noodles
  • Canned fruit
  • Sandwich spreads
  • Cereal
  • Savoury snacks
  • Sanitary pads
  • Soap
  • Body wash
  • Toilet paper

To find out how to post donations or make a contactless drop off call 02 9857 2678 or email

If you want to be contacted when new volunteer roles are announced, please contact the Volunteer Support Team on 02 9857 2678 or email