Inspired by the way Rosies was received by people in need on the Gold Coast, the mission expanded to other locations.
Over our long history, programs and branches have come and gone as the need of the community shifts and the organisation changes. In 1998 we partnered with local schools to offer senior students, with a passion for social justice, the experience of a street outreach with the Rosies team through the School Engagement Program.
As we expanded into other communities the existing model shifted into the Rosies that you see today, with part time volunteers spending a few hours per month with those in need rather than committing for a full year.
This model allows us to open new outreaches as the need arises in areas where they are needed most, we currently have volunteers from Cairns and Mareeba in the North, to the Gold Coast in the South, Toowoomba in the West, and several locations in between. Visit our locations here.