KiP run a number of bespoke hands-on volunteering sessions (open to the public) throughout the year. In collaboration with our charity partners, we create sessions that address the needs of disadvantaged young people. These sessions range from packing care kits to making scarves for our friends living on the streets.
Made with Love
Made with Love (MWL) is a Food Collective utilising the power of community and networking to provide delicious, nutritious and hearty home made meals, Made with Love, to those experiencing food insecurity. MWL has engaged schools, school Kitchen Garden programs, and Community kitchens who are now participating in this initiative.
Together with our growing MWL community, we have provided hundreds of homemade meals, countless deliveries of supermarket groceries and basic essentials, fresh fruit and vegetables, supermarket vouchers, clothing and more.
Agents for Change is a tailor-made program for schools which empowers and educates young people to assist others in need.
Agents for Change is customised to your school’s needs, areas of study, curriculum, and timetable. We can run a variety of sessions ranging from a 2-hour workshop to a unit-based project that is implemented over a term. We also run ½ day or full day hands-on volunteering sessions that can be focussed around a social issue that the students would like to address.
Children who have participated in KiP sessions remain engaged from start to finish and will leave with the following benefits;
- increased sense of empathy for others
- a greater understanding of philanthropy
- heightened sense of well-being through the act of helping others
- tools and practical skills on how to be a changemaker within their community
- a desire to do more to help others
Hangout for the Homeless
Here at KiP, we don’t think it’s right that there are Australian youths without a safe and secure place to sleep at night. So, every year, we come together as a community to help these young people and this event is called Hangout for the Homeless.
The Hangout sleep rough event is where we ask you to give up your bed for the night to raise money and awareness for youth homelessness in Australia.
Hangout Hands On is a hands-on volunteering session (typically held on the afternoon of the sleep rough event). It is all about giving back to our friends living on the street and those in need. This is a great event to complement sleeping rough, or an ideal way to get involved for those not quite ready to give up their bed!
Pitch for Change
Pitch for Change is an event that has a focus on fundraising, philanthropic giving, funding decisions, and volunteering to support our partner charities in providing benevolent relief.
Participants are given an opportunity to be involved with three different grassroots charities, all of which include a hands-on volunteering element.
Participants will learn about what the charities do for the community and will then decide on who they want to support with a pre-determined philanthropic gift. This is a great conversation starter with children about the allocation of finite resources, which types of social problems they want to help solve and the issues that exist within our community. It is also a wonderful opportunity to engage in an intimate and meaningful way with the charities involved.
Pitch for Change is typically held in September. Click below for upcoming KiP sessions.
Gift of Giving
Gift of Giving is all about providing support and a little bit of joy to young people in need doing it tough during the holiday period.
Families come together to learn about how others less fortunate may be spending the holiday period, and get involved by helping us pack care kits, make sweet treats, and create holiday surprises to be taken out on the streets of Melbourne and donated to homes and centres that need a little cheer.
Gift of Giving is held in early December. Click below for upcoming KiP sessions.