In the same way, faith by itself, if it is not accompanied by action, is dead. – James 2:17 (NIV)
Let us think of ways to motivate one another to acts of love and good works. – Hebrews 10:24 (NLT)
Engaging with individuals and other community organisations is an important aspect of Anglicare’s work. Anglicare has worked alongside a number of other community organisations including Soul Survivor ACT & Regions, Scripture Union and 1WayFM Radio. Anglicare also has long term, ongoing partnerships with organisations such as St John’s Care in Canberra. We are passionate about working with the community, for the community.
- Pantry Appeal
- Speakers: Want to know more about poverty and helping others? Anglicare has a number of speakers who can present on a wide range of topics to coincide with your community event, camp or program. These include (but are not limited to):
- Food insecurity
- Poverty and hardship (including hidden poverty and localised poverty)
- The Anglicare Pantry Appeal
- Faith in action
- Partner: Looking for a way to give back but don’t know where to start? We can provide opportunities for you or your group to partner with our programs. This can be a once off arrangement or an ongoing partnership. Anglicare has a number of services which have benefited from the time, enthusiasm and expertise of community groups and individuals. If you are looking for a practical way to make a difference in your community, we’d love to hear from you!
Throughout the April school holidays, over 200 young people attended the Soul Survivor ‘More than a Song’ camp conference in Canberra.
Anglicare was a partner of the event, which saw young people express their faith in action by supporting Anglicare’s services through gardening, painting and cleaning projects over two afternoons.
“We were so excited to partner with Soul Survivor and see the enthusiasm of the young people to express God’s love in action,” said The Revd Dr Ian Coutts, General Manager Mission & Community Engagement.
A number of Anglicare’s services underwent transformation, including Disability Services in Holt, Calwell and Gordon Early Childhood Centres, Brindabella Court and St David’s Close Retirement Villages, and the St Benedict’s Community Day Centre in Queanbeyan.
The campers assisted the residents at St David’s Close with gardening, car-washing, and a mammoth landscaping project. “The students are to be congratulated for a magnificent job that is greatly appreciated by Anglicare, St David’s congregation and village residents,” said Retirement Villages Manager John Vilskersts.
“Their motivation, attitude and willingness brought a lot of cheer to the villages.”
Meanwhile Disability Services in Holt received a complete sensory garden makeover.
“We are so thankful for the work of Soul Survivor. Our outdoor area previously didn’t meet the individual needs of the people we support and wasn’t reaching its full potential” said Margaret Hennessey, Coordinator in the Community Holt Disability Services.
“Now the outdoor area looks great! Our clients loved working alongside the campers and they now have ownership of their space” said Margaret.
If you are interested in volunteering and work experience opportunities at Anglicare, please contact our Volunteers Manager, Emily Purvis via Emily.Purvis@anglicare.com.au or (02) 6245 7134.