Make a valued contribution to this year’s Red Shield Appeal
Australia’s biggest doorknock appeal has been officially launched and the call has gone out for local volunteers.
The Salvation Army Corps is looking for people willing to take on leadership roles for the Red Shield Appeal which will take place on the May 19-20 weekend.
Appeal Director Major Trevor Wilson said he h
oped people would step up to become a District Chairperson or Area Captain to help coordinate the Appeal and make it the most successful ever.
“These volunteer roles are suited to people willing to make a difference in their communities by using their abilities, energy and time to make the Appeal a smoothly run and successful event,” Major Wilson said.
“The Appeal directly helps families through difficult times in their lives when money is tight and they need assistance.”
There can never be enough Collectors to doorknock and anyone interested is asked to volunteer early.
Schools, community and sporting groups and corporate teams are also urged to show they are connected to their local communities by signing up as collectors.
Groups can wear their club colours while doorknocking their local suburbs, during the collection fortnight. This year a corporate trophy will be presented.
Federal Member for Forrest Nola Marino takes part in the fundraiser each year and urged others to join up.
“Whether it’s a job loss, the breakdown of a marriage, the death of a loved one or the debilitating effects of old age or illness there are many families and individuals who need help to get back on their feet,” Mrs Marino said.
“The Salvation Army is part of Australia’s social fabric through the assistance it provides.”
People do not need to wait for the doorknock to donate and help make a difference.
For more information call Major Wilson on 9791 5200 or 0417 575 051.
Three ways to volunteer for the Red Shield Appeal.
The foundations of the campaign are the Collectors. Ideally, each Collector would knock on about 50 homes but it could be more or less if they wish. It all helps!
Area Captains aim to recruit about 10 collectors to cover their designated area of about 500 homes for the doorknock.
They manage the collection process to ensure all volunteers’ details are recorded and all funds raised are returned.
A District Chairperson is assigned or works to recruit about 10 Area Captains and then manage/motivate/assist them to recruit Collectors over a designated area of about 5000 homes.
They ensure all Area Captains have returned their allocated kits and all money collected is accounted for.
For more information on any of the positions please call Appeal Director Major Trevor Wilson on 9791 5200 or 0417 575 051.