Current Needs

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Current needs in Cana Communities

Weekend Social Group

We are interested in starting a social group for weekend activities for members of our community, and are looking for someone to organise the roster and head this initiative. These activities could be once a month and involve simple activities such as a movie, coffee, walk, or otherwise.

We have a number of people who wish to volunteer but can only do so on weekends, so there is a volunteer base available. For further information on this initiative please contact Stephanie at

Parish Appeal

Many of Cana’s donations are received through parish appeals. If you think your parish may be willing to host an appeal in which one of our members speaks about Cana Communities’ work and services, please get in touch via

Cana shelter needs

Nagle House

There is a call for volunteers who would like to help with dinners/lunches or fun scheduled activities. Help spend time with our residents and take them to their scheduled appointments or other activities with individuals or the House.

Garden Shelter

There is a need for volunteers on Thursday nights to help with dinner and make people feel welcome at this overnight shelter.

Cana Farm

Needs include:

  • Help in the kitchen on Tuesdays and Wednesdays;
  • Help with the organisation of our Mothers and Fathers Day gifts and stalls;
  • Help with packing hampers; and
  • Help in the vegetable gardens Monday to Thursday.

De Porres House

Volunteers are needed to stay overnight at this transitional home, a great way to get to know our residents. Help with weekday meals, spend time with our residents and take them to their scheduled appointments, and/or help with the Monday picnic in the park