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20 Volunteers Needed at De Porres

Cana Communities has a new initiative of offering casual work to its residents. This opportunity of paid employment is allowing residents to experience more than welfare service while living at Cana premises. Our residents are appreciative of the opportunity and the dignity it is bringing to their lives. However, we urgently need more volunteers to accompany the workers.

How can you help? Work is being offered at a rate of 4 hours per week, generally in shifts of 2 hours per day. Ideally, groups of volunteers (2 to 4) working to support an individual ensures there is constantly someone accompanying the worker. All you need to be a “companion”, is a desire to support someone as they take new steps to achieve another life goal. We will be offering training and support for those volunteering.
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Metro Housing Coordinator

We are looking for someone or a small group to help manage our Metro Housing Program. Metro Housing offer temporary housing to people who are on the permanent housing waiting list or are looking for work. From time to time, members of our community are eligible, and we need someone to liaise with Metro and help our tenants from the entry to exit. Email Stephanie for details

Mums and Bubs Project

Cana has been invited to consider opening a mothers and babies’ home and we are looking for support and people who are interested in companioning 2 women with their babies. These women will have complex needs and will require support and an opportunity to learn life skills. Anybody interested, please join us on Sunday 7 July 2019 at 2.30pm at Nagle House 257 Cleveland Street, Redfern. Please RSVP to attend

Bus Driver for Cana Farm

We need someone to drive the bus at the farm, picking up people from the station, running errands and doing the shopping. The farm is located at Orchard Hills and is open Monday to Thursday. Help on any of the days would be greatly appreciated.
Please contact Dani 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 Farm

Help with lunchtime meal preparation on Monday and/or Wednesday. Help with our morning bus runs from Kingswood Station, Monday to Thursday 7.30am. During the day you could be involved in what may interest you at the farm, garden, cafe, odd jobs, mechanical etc. Be part of the community


Nagle House

Assistance on Mondays to Thursdays spending time during the day with the residents, forming relationships and helping with day to day appointments etc. Nagle House, needs your help

Garden Shelter

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

Teresa House

Help with dinner and overnight shifts on Monday, Tuesday or Wednesday nights. Volunteer at a shelter

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 at Green Park. Contact us via

We have an urgent need for volunteers to join us at de Porres on Mondays from 10am till 2pm. You would be joining a team and preparing and sharing lunch with residents at de Porres and a picnic at Green Park. It’s a rewarding experience offering relationships with people from different life experiences. Listening and companionship are precious gifts to bring. Contact Mary Willcox via