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Rosies still makes it to Schoolies to help young people celebrate safely

ROSIES volunteers parked near the corner of Cavill Avenue in Surfers Paradise were handing out cups of water and friendly chats despite fewer school leavers walking past their street van as official Gold Coast Schoolies events were scrapped amid COVID-19 concerns. Rosies Youth Mission volunteer and outreach manager Jonathon Cowley said normally the government puts on the two stages with ... Read More »

Volunteer & Outreach Manager – Rosies, Head Office, Wynnum

RosiesFriends on the Street Volunteer & Outreach Manager Empower local communities Drive mission focus and sustainability Lead dedicated volunteers with a growth mindset Foster and develop key stakeholder networks to enhance the operating efficiency of Rosies, keeping Our ‘Friends On The Street’ as the paramount focus. Rosies is a Queensland based not-for-profit organisation, with its head office in Wynnum, sharing ... Read More »

Rosies workers ‘devastated’ to suspend their popular operations

CATHOLIC care for the most vulnerable has become one of the biggest challenges as the coronavirus pandemic spreads across Australian communities. Big and small, organisations are being forced to curtail operations and protect volunteers from direct contact with patrons – whether it is on the street or during home and hospital visits. In Brisbane’s the mobile van outreach service Rosies, ... Read More »

Rosies boss Deacon Andrew O’Brien taking on a new role with Brisbane archbishop

BRISBANE’S homeless will have to live with seeing Deacon Andrew O’Brien less on the streets as he takes up a new role to support Archbishop Mark Coleridge’s office. The former Queensland general manager for Rosies, a ministry established by the Oblates of Mary Immaculate to bring friendship to the homeless, is the new director of the Archbishop of Brisbane’s office. ... Read More »

There will be 116,000 Australians sleeping rough on World Homelessness Day

IT is easy to tune off when presented with the latest estimate that no less than 150 million people, or about two per cent of the world’s population, are homeless. On World Homelessness Day, October 10, an estimated 116,000 Australians, and 20,000 in Queensland, slept rough, couch surfed or settled in for the night feeling insecure in temporary lodgings. There’s ... Read More »

Van-do attitude of Rosies volunteers help secure new vehicle and barbecue trailer

FOR twelve years, a loyal band of Rosies volunteers has buzzed around the Beenleigh area distributing hot meals to the hungry. Last week, they were rewarded for their hard work, when a superannuation fund gifted them a van and barbecue trailer. The benevolent bequest, which came from LUCRF Super Community Program, will transport up to 10 volunteers, ensuring the needs ... Read More »

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