The COVID-19 pandemic means that Orange Sky is operating in a world where things are changing daily, but what remains the same is the commitment of our team to continue innovating and supporting our friends on the street. After pausing our shifts in March 2020, we are proud to have almost returned to pre-COVID operating levels.

During the month of January, we were able to complete 2,371 washes, 380 showers, 4,782 hours of conversation on 643 shifts across Australia. We continue to add more shifts in more locations each and every week and encourage you to check this page regularly for the most up to date information.

Our team is continuing to work hard to source new shift locations in all areas. All volunteers now complete additional training modules to be able to volunteer safely and we continue to stay up to date and collaborate with state health departments, local councils, police and community partners. As we roll out more shifts, we will also need more volunteers and are currently recruiting volunteers in all of the locations we operate. Sign up to volunteer here.

There has never been a more important time to dig deep and utilise our ability to innovate and find ways to keep the most vulnerable people in our community connected over this time. This does not change our focus on ensuring the health, safety and wellbeing of our friends, volunteers, fellow service providers and the general public.

We will continue to be guided by the most up to date and reliable information from the Australian Government. We are on a massive journey of innovation and we are incredibly grateful for your support to help us deliver our mission and support our friends doing it tough.

Victorian Residents

The Victorian Government has announced a mandatory 5-day lockdown across the entire state to combat the spread of COVID-19. Orange Sky is an essential service, and as long as our service provider partners remain open and we have sufficient volunteers, we will continue to operate shifts across Melbourne and Geelong. We have complete trust in our COVID-19 controls to ensure that volunteers and friends are safe, and that the likelihood of transmission on shift is significantly reduced. If you are looking to access our services, please visit our locations page for the most up to date information. As soon as we know that a shift is cancelled, we will update this page immediately. We’re thinking of everyone who has been impacted by this lockdown, and we hope we’re able to continue supporting the community during this time.

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Regions with active local cases

Orange Sky is currently offering multiple shifts across states with active cases, whilst ensuring the approved COVID-19 safety controls are in place. Please see further information below if you are a volunteer in a hotspot region. For the safety of our community, if you feel unwell with any symptoms of COVID-19, we are requesting that you do not participate in shifts and you get tested. We are mindful that things may change at any time and we will update any changes here and across our social media channels. Orange Sky will make decisions on our operations for the safety of our volunteers and the community based on the best information at hand. We all need to be responsible and do our bit to help stop the spread of COVID-19.

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Friends accessing our services

To all of our wonderful friends who use our service, we are thinking of you at this extremely difficult time. We are excited to say that we are progressively rolling out shifts across Australia. To find out if there is a shift near you click the ‘find a shiftbutton below to access our updated shift location page. We are working as fast as we can to roll out more shifts, hope to see you all back on our orange chairs really soon.

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Service providers

If you are a service provider, please keep us updated with any changes to your service provision or environment that may have consequences for us partnering with you at your location in the future.

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Ways to Support

Donate funds to help Orange Sky continue to deliver our mission and support our friends doing it tough.

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