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Health volunteering

Curtin Volunteers! are actively improving the health of our community. Get involved by supporting mothers of pre-school age children, helping people with disabilities with their exercise, teaching kids, promoting child nutrition and assisting Foodbank WA.

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Red Carpet Cinemas

Volunteers from the Health Science faculty work with Red Carpet Cinemas to provide companionship to young adults with additional needs through a monthly event where a hall is set up to mimic a foyer and cinema. Upon arrival participants walk the red carpet and meet friends and student mentors. There is approximately an hour to socialise in the foyer or dance in the cinema before the movie starts. The program aims to offer independence and opportunities to foster friendship in a safe and fun environment.

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Suited Up

Volunteers work with Enactus Curtin chatting with guests who are experiencing or at risk of homelessness, cutting rags and cloths into predetermined patterns and sewing rags into items which the homeless can utilise. The Suited Up project which is run by Enactus Curtin facilitates sewing sessions where volunteers work alongside homeless guests to make items such as beanies, scarves and gloves from donated clothes that can't be resold or reused in their current form.

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Mothers of Pre-schoolers (MOPS)

Mothers of Pre-schoolers (MOPS) Australia nurtures mothers of pre-school age children by:

  • Providing a caring social network
  • Sharing needs and feelings and encouraging personal growth
  • Helping mothers realise the importance of their role
  • Giving support during challenging times
  • Meeting in a relaxed environment over morning tea.

Babysitting (MOPPETS program)

Enjoy babysitting? Help us run the MOPPETS program. We look after children while their mothers take part in MOPS' activities. You’ll be asked to engage children in fun activities for just two to three hours a fortnight.

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Stephanie Alexander Kitchen Garden

Our Stephanie Alexander Kitchen Garden Foundation aims to get school-aged children thinking about and appreciating healthy eating. We help kids at Beckenham Primary School plant, harvest, prepare and share freshly grown produce at their school.

Volunteers are needed for our cooking classes. You will:
  • Run 1-2 hour sessions (you select a time that suits you)
  • Reap the rewards of watching kids understand basic nutrition from garden to plate

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Uniting Care West – Family Foundations Service

Family Foundations Service, offered by Uniting Care West, is a drop-in centre for families experiencing homelessness. Volunteers are required to supervise children in the play area as their parents access support services. Be a part of this great initiative, the first of its kind in WA, which endeavours to create a positive homely atmosphere for families.

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