The Harvest Project continues to be the only not-for-profit organisation on the North Shore which chooses to focus on preventing homelessness before it starts.
The slogan of the ministry “To extend a hand up – not a hand out” is applied to anyone who while they may be struggling may be willing to make changes in their lives in order to change their despair into hope.
More than 200 volunteers and a large paid staff offer this ‘hand up’ by sorting groceries, providing wardrobe advice, making deliveries and providing counselling to clients five days a week.
They operate with a large staff and over 130 North Shore volunteers.
Currently, they list over 500 active clients facing serious life challenges and transition. While pro-viding them with food and clothing during this period, the clear focus is to work with them to set goals, direct them to the appropriate support serv-ices or agencies and assist them in the process of rebuilding their lives.
They desperately need volunteers who can work one-on-one with their clients either as Client Care Partners or Intake Volunteers.