We have the support of some marvelous friends and we are always looking to expand the Taksenkangbloung family. There are a few main ways you can help.
Sponsor or Donate
Donations and ongoing monthly sponsorship are vital to our mission of providing our day program participants with a life full of choice and opportunity. You can make a one-off donation or set up a monthly donation via the Donate Now button.
Our community-based model of sponsorship and donation takes into account our entire beneficiary base as opposed to linking one sponsor with one participant. This is in keeping with our community ethos and allows for everyone to feel equal and included.
You can also support us by attending our super awesome social fundraising events including movie nights, trivia nights, picnics and music! We would also love to hear from you if you would consider hosting your own event to raise funds for the centre!
From time to time we also seek crowd-sourced funding via social media. We make our fundraising goals clear in each particular instance and provide updates as funds are raised, so be sure to follow us on Facebook.
If you would like to join our mailing list to receive newsletters and event invites please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
We welcome the help of volunteers both back in Australia and in-country.
Responsible in-country volunteering
We know you will understand and support our commitment to responsible volunteering. We are only able to accept in-country volunteers if there is a particular demand for a skill or project. We are very conscious about impacting as little as possible on the normal day-to-day running of the centre.
We also avoid denying qualified local people the opportunity to earn a wage by replacing them with volunteers. As such, projects are managed in partnership with paid local staff with input and assistance from volunteers.
Projects are chosen based on the needs and wishes of the local people who know their environment and their requirements well. We seek the help of volunteers for these various predetermined projects for medium and longer-term commitments. Volunteers are matched with reference to their skills and experience. An induction is provided, and volunteers are required to obtain a working with children clearance (free for Victorian residents for the purpose of volunteering) and sign an agreement relating to photography and conduct guidelines.
Teaching volunteers are often welcome if the need permits. Non-qualified teaching volunteers mainly assist our local teachers in the classroom by focusing on reading and pronunciation during English classes, while qualified teaching volunteers consult with our teacher on lesson plans and curriculum.
Please email email@example.com for information on any upcoming opportunities we may have. Further, should you have a particular project in mind you would like to pitch, we’d love to hear from you. Email us for a copy of our project plan template.
You will never be charged a fee to volunteer with us but you will be expected to cover all of your own expenses (food, accommodation, transport, insurance etc).
Volunteering from home
We are always keen to hear from people who wish to offer their services in anything from organising fundraising events, to web design, designing publications, and just generally getting the word out there for us.
We are a Victorian Incorporated Association and always welcome applications to join the Association from people who would like to assist with administration.
Please email firstname.lastname@example.org for further information.