Create Foundation is the national consumer body representing the voices of children and young people with an out-of-home care experience. They support children by connecting them to people their own age and the wider community. They also provide access to facilities and events and create care packages for children.

Teams help decorate and write birthday cards to children and young people who are out of home. Create believes this helps support children in their situation by showing that people do care.

An induction is held at the start of the day, which includes morning tea, a presentation on the Create Foundation, a talk on the impact of this type of volunteering, instructions on how to decorate the cards and a safety talk. No lunch is provided but volunteers will have an hour lunch break. The day is flexible and volunteers can have small breaks from work whenever necessary. After induction, most of the day is spent decorating cards. Each volunteer is usually expected to decorate 20-30 cards (for a full day). At the end of the day, cards are collected, the area is packed up and volunteers leave.

12 Union Street, Parramatta, 2150

Note: Staff may apply to undertake the activity at an ACU campus  

Half day: 9:30am-1:30pm

Full day: 9:30am-4:30pm

Valid Working With Children Check.

A police check may be accepted if you are unable to provide details of a Working With Children Check.

If you are participating in this opportunity under community engagement time release, then you are covered by ACU's insurances. If you are accessing this opportunity as a volunteer outside of ACU, then you are NOT covered by ACU's insurance policies. If accessing this opportunity as a volunteer we strongly recommend you confirm with the organisation that they have appropriate insurance for volunteers.

How to get involved

To register your interest in this opportunity, please email ACU Engagement.

This opportunity qualifies for community engagement time release (CETR)

As an ACU staff member, you can apply for up to five days each year to participate in approved community engagement activities that contribute to the common good, address social justice issues in the community, and help those experiencing disadvantage or marginalisation.

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This policy has been developed to support staff to participate in community engagement activities and outlines time release arrangements during normal working hours.

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