The COVID-19 outbreak 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 recently pausing our shifts, we are excited to be back operating with increased health and safety measures. We currently have more than 100 active shifts run by over 572 volunteers who have completed 2,353 washes, 92 showers, 562 shifts with 4,313 hours of conversation since reestablishing service on 2nd April. To access the latest shifts information, please go here.
Our team are continuing to work hard to source new locations in all of 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. We have also introduced a new ‘volunteer wellness check’ to ensure our volunteers are feeling well on shift.
As we roll out more shifts we need more volunteers and are currently recruiting volunteers in the following areas: Darwin, SEVIC, Canberra, Newcastle, Townsville, Mackay, Port Mac, Wollongong, Geelong, Northern Rivers & Adelaide.
We will continue to provide information on our progress as it comes to hand. The complexity and risk that we are undertaking is huge, so want to make sure our community is kept up to date and can engage in conversation with the team.
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.
It is amazing to see our remote services in Palm Island, Lockhart River and Maningrida continue to operate as normal. We will provide updates in these regions as they come to hand.
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.

To our Victorian Orange Sky community

Our thoughts go out to all the people in Victoria who are currently working through another high risk period of COVID-19 transmission. At this stage, Orange Sky is in a position to continue to operate our shifts across Melbourne, South East and Geelong with the approved COVID-19 safety controls in place. Please see further information below if you are a volunteer in a hotspot region.

 

Due to the recent spike in coronavirus cases in Victoria, the following suburban hotspots regions are under stay home directions from from 11:59PM 1st July 2020 : https://www.dhhs.vic.gov.au/coronavirus-covid-19-daily-update

 

Suburbs under stay-at-home orders:

3012: Brooklyn, Kingsville, Maidstone, Tottenham, West Footscray

3021: Albanvale, Kealba, Kings Park, St Albans

3032: Ascot Vale, Highpoint City, Maribyrnong, Travancore

3038: Keilor Downs, Keilor Lodge, Taylors Lakes, Watergardens

3042: Airport West, Keilor Park, Niddrie

3046: Glenroy, Hadfield, Oak Park

3047: Broadmeadows, Dallas, Jacana

3055: Brunswick South, Brunswick West, Moonee Vale, Moreland West

3060: Fawkner

3064: Craigieburn, Donnybrook, Mickleham, Roxburgh Park and Kalkallo

 

For the safety of our volunteers, friends, service providers and the community, if you are from one of these suburbs we are requesting that you do not participate in shifts during the lockdown period.

 

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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Australia wide volunteers

With the latest updates from health authorities due to COVID-19, Orange Sky has made the decision to suspend any face to face training sessions for new volunteers until further notice. More information on online training sessions will be provided as they roll out. We love welcoming new people into the Orange Sky family and we’ll need volunteer support more than ever when our shifts are back up and running at full capacity.

Please contact info@orangesky.org.au with any questions.

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 SHIFT button 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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