From the 1st February, Vinnies Doorknock Appeal volunteers will be hitting the pavements for the entire month to raise much needed funds for the Society's services that provide immediate and long-term assistance to people with urgent and ongoing needs.
The Vinnies February Doorknock Appeal has been running for over 32 years and is successful because of the dedicated volunteers who donate their time each year, and the generosity of the Canberra community.
Last year’s Appeal raised more than $281,000 which enabled the Society to continue to provide support to disadvantaged people. Each year the Society provides over $2 million worth of assistance to over 42,500 people in the Canberra/Goulburn region.
The areas within Canberra which relied most on the Society’s assistance in the last financial year were Gungahlin, Kambah, Kippax and Narrabundah. These are also the areas which garner a lot of support during the Doorknock Appeal, raising over $57,000 between them in 2018.
Each year Vinnies puts a call out to the community for volunteers. Last year they had over 1,400 people doorknocking and covering 54% percent of Canberra households. This year the aim is to cover 70% and therefore 1,800 volunteers are needed. Doorknock volunteering is really simple and flexible, you get given an area of about 40-50 houses and it takes no more than 2 hours to complete. It is something you can easily do with a friend, your children or by yourself whenever suits you.
If you would like to volunteer, please call our Doorknock coordinator on (02) 6234 7347 or email firstname.lastname@example.org with:
• the suburb(s) you would like to doorknock in
• your contact details
• the best time to contact you
If you are unable to volunteer but would like to make a financial contribution, you can do so from the 1st February via our Appeals page.
If you would like to learn more about the work and services Vinnies provides, please visit Our Impact page.