Looking for Project Ideas
As an individual or group, you can organise and lead a project with other volunteers, or join an existing project.
Listed below are some great ideas or Project Types for you to consider. We have suggested a few organisations for you to contact, but feel free to research another and get in touch with any other organisation that resonates with you.
- Check out the ARCHIVE (2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018) for history and ideas
- After selecting a project type you need to make contact with a partner/group with whom to work
- Do you have a recipient organisation in mind? Suggested Organisations are listed along side the project ides below.
- If you would like some help linking with an appropriate partner/group, talking through your ideas or just have an enquiry, contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org
Project Types Description Suggested Organisations
Blood Bank Donation
Individuals and/or groups organise to donate blood.
Australian Red Cross Blood Service - www.donateblood.com.au/donate
Collecting new and good-as-new items for a charity: e.g. toys, mobile phones, food for distribution, baby and infant clothes.
Share the Dignity - www.sharethedignity.com.au
The Mirabel Foundation - www.mirabelfoundation.org.au
Youth Projects - www.youthprojects.org.au/health/programs/living-room
Make and distribute food for those in need.
Second Bite - www.secondbite.org/donate-food
OzHarvest - www.ozharvest.org/give-a-little-love/donate-food
Organise a picnic/party/entertainment for those in need, young or old, refugees.
Stand Up - www.standup.org.au
The Asylum Seeker Refugee Centre - www.asrc.org.au/get-involved
Working to improve the environment through local initiatives, including clean ups e.g. public spaces, schools, cemeteries.
Honour our Armed Forces
Supporting Australian servicemen serving overseas e.g. write greeting cards.
Hosting a lunch or tea for a particular local group needing care e.g. senior citizens, children with disabilities, refugees, neighbours.
Make it Grow
Starting a food growing initiative and donating the proceeds or planting trees.
Make and Share
Paint pot plants , plant a plant, patchwork blankets and distribute, decorate & fill pillowcases with goods for homeless children e.g. residential facilities.
Collecting or making gifts for disadvantaged or hospitalized children and putting them in a decorated box to be given as a present over the festive season.
Activity with underprivileged members of the community such as refugees, socially isolated older or younger people. Also, check out the socialinclusionweek.com.au website to find a project for your community. Social Inclusion Week is about encouraging communities to reconnect and be inclusive of all cultures, age groups, nationalities and the disadvantaged. Social Inclusion Week aims to help Australians feel valued and to give people the opportunity to participate fully in society. It’s about connecting with local communities, work mates, family and friends to build relationships and networks, addressing isolation and exclusion by supporting people who may be unable help themselves.
Making over a communal or personal space e.g. drop-in centre, community centres, pensioners’ garden or lawn.
Southern Metropolitan Cemeteries Trust - smct.org.au
St Kilda Mums - www.stkildamums.org
Sunshine to Seniors
Bringing some cheer and sunshine into the lives of residents in residential care homes (Jewish and non-Jewish) – befriending, singing, providing afternoon tea, playing cards, craft work, bring along a pet.