Baby Give Back is Queensland’s leading charity that aims to break the cycle of poverty of disadvantaged and vulnerable families, by providing clean, safe, baby essentials. Our aim is to transform the lives of the 1 in 6 children in Queensland who are living in poverty.

Currently, we are the only charity in Queensland that collects, cleans and safety-checks donated baby essentials from local communities. Packaged with respect and love by dedicated volunteers, our items are re-homed to families in crisis via over 200 social service caseworkers who ensure these items go directly to families most in need.

The families we support face a broad range of challenges such as family breakdown, poverty, domestic violence, unplanned pregnancy, trauma, and homelessness. We also support Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander families and families from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds (migrants, refugees and asylum seekers); those impacted by life-controlling addictions, mental health issues, disabilities and chronic illness.

Donations are sorted, customised, and packed with careful consideration to meet individual needs, whilst helping families feel a sense of belonging, connection, social inclusion and dignity. We believe that every baby deserves a safe start to life regardless of their situation.

The role

There are a range of volunteer positions within the warehouse and we encourage all of our volunteers to try all of the jobs to find their best fit or the thing they like to do the most.

From greeting donors, to sorting donations, packing boxes of clothes or linen, creating beautiful toy packs, cleaning car seats, sanding cots or helping to bring a pram back to life by cleaning it and safety checking it.

We also have volunteers who pack orders that have been placed by caseworkers - these volunteers need an eye for detail, will read the order form and pack the order to best suit the family’s needs. No two orders are ever the same.

How to apply

More information about requirements, dates, times, and locations for this opportunity can be found on InPlace. Students can also apply to any available opportunity directly through InPlace. For information and tools on how to use InPlace, please refer to 'Applying with InPlace' module in the Community Engagement Canvas Course.

Before applying for an opportunity please ensure:

  • You understand and will follow any COVID-safe practices as determined by ACU, the organisation offering this opportunity or the public health orders of your state.
  • You are willing to undertake further processing as required and acknowledge that your ACU email address and the information you provide in your application will be shared with the organisation that offers this opportunity. The organisation will keep your personal information confidential.
  • You have read the 'Safety and Wellbeing' module in the Community Engagement course.

Opportunities are available in line with the needs of our community partners. If this opportunity is not listed in InPlace it may not be open, it may be at capacity, or you may not be eligible.

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If you have any questions about this opportunity, please contact ACU Engagement.

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