Get Involved

 

There’s no limit to what you can do to help us out, but here are some ideas:

Sponsor a child: Support a child and become a Communities Assist Parent for a year at $25, $50, $100, $500 or other per month Sponsor a child

Sponsor a Project:  Building the Sustainability Education Centre, Our Permaculture Project/Education/Teaching, or Kili Kids Extra Curricula Programs (Music, English, Arts/Crafts)

Make a donation: Donating through our website is a simple way to make a direct contribution to Communities Assist. Donate now

Workplace giving: If you sponsor or donate funds through workplace giving, you get the benefit of pre-tax payroll deductions, so you give and pay less tax. You can also ask your employer to match your donation.  All options have tax benefits.

Corporate support:  Align your company’s objectives and social responsibility to our varied programs/work and become a one-off or annual corporate sponsor.  As one of our Corporate Angels, you will receive gold, silver or bronze tiered recognition and exposure on our website and social media sites.  

Create your own fundraiser: Hold an event, cycle ride, dinner party, climb Mount Kilimanjaro, or organise at fundraiser at your kid’s school. Any way you can raise funds for us is appreciated.  

Corporate working with Schools – Barzura café | restaurant | bar in Coogee NSW & friends have raised over $100K since 2007.  Since Nov 2011, Barzura started the CA “kids feeding kids” program, delivering “healthy children’s meals” to primary schools for no charge.  Every time a child orders & buys a “healthy children’s meal” from their school canteen, the money is donated to CA to feed a less fortunate child on the other side of the world – “kids feeding kids”.  Thanks to Barzura’s chef & staff for all their ongoing hard work and the staff, children & their families at Coogee Public School, St Bridgits Coogee & Malabar Public School for participating.

Corporate networking – Emjay Insurance arrange an annual CA golf day which allows colleagues from its industry to network and help CA – a wonderful annual event which raises us $15,000 each event.  Thank you to Emjay Insurance, team, organisers and golfers.

Schools Programs:  Our school’s program is apty titled “Aid Goes Both Ways” as experience tells us that our students gain more than they give. This project allows students to directly effect change and see the results. It provides a tangible opportunity for students to learn about foreign cultures, art, music, language, wildlife and geography while giving something back and gaining a deeper understanding and empathy for children and communities living in poverty.

School/College/University/Community Group Field Trips: We offer life changing field trips for schools groups.  These trips are tailored to the needs of our visiting students but typically comprise direct exposure to the application of sustainability practices, experience in how our local neighbours live (daily lives, culture and food) and of course an opportunity to meet Kili Kids (always a highlight). 

Bequeath:  The loss of a loved one is always a sad time.  If your loved one wishes to donate funds from their estate, why not consider us. Bequeath now

Spread the word: The more people know about us, the more people will be interested in helping us out. Tell your friends and family about us, or share our website across your social media networks.

Volunteer in Australia: If you have time to assist with some of our fundraisers, we would love to hear from you.      

Volunteer in Africa: Our current volunteer opportunities at Rainbow Ridge are for people to assist with our permaculture and sustainability programs. We are looking for energetic, outdoorsy people to stay for a minimum of two months to assist with working with our permaculture team or assisting with building works.  We are also looking for a mid- to long-term volunteer with experience in psychology/social work and would love a long term volunteer to teach music/drama. 

Donate goods: We’re always looking for goods we can ship to Tanzania. Specifically, we need:

Tools and building supplies: iron clad roofing, steel, windows, doors, flooring, ceiling panelling, steel fencing posts and other related supplies

Auction items for fundraisers: anything from electronic goods, sporting items, art, holidays, travel, beauty products and services. The list is endless!

  • Books, stationary and computers
  • Clothes, material and sewing machines
  • Household goods
  • Medical supplies and bedding (sheets, blankets and pillows)
  • Renewable energy supplies, such as solar power systems and batteries
  • Hoses, electrical, irrigation, sewerage and plumbing supplies
  • Farming equipment, trade tools and supplies
  • 40-foot containers, second-hand vehicles, minibuses and vehicles not more than 10 years old

If you are interested in participating in any of the above or have other ideas or initiatives, please contact us at info@communitiesassist.org

We can provide you with information, support, further assistance, and copies of our DVD and brochures.

Thanks in advance for your support. We couldn’t do it without you!