We pride ourselves on our community involvement and encourage our employees to dedicate time to our many corporate group volunteering programs that Genworth coordinate with.
Volunteering through Genworth is a fun and different way for our teams to connect whilst providing much needed assistance to our valued community partners.
St Vincent de Paul Society
For over 175 years, the St Vincent de Paul Society or Vinnies, as it is known fondly in Australia, has been lending the hand of support to people experiencing disadvantage. Through a strong network of 40,000 members and volunteers in 900 communities across Australia and many hundreds of professional services, Vinnies provides a range of programs that assist people experiencing homelessness; domestic and family violence; mental illness and addiction. A major part of Vinnies’ work is to support people who are at risk of or who are experiencing homelessness. Vinnies operates numerous homeless services across Australia including; crisis accommodation; family services; refuges for women and children escaping domestic violence; one to one case management support; access to medical, legal and financial advice; education and training; and meals programs.
Genworth partners with Vinnies in supporting those experiencing homelessness in areas such as intervention programs and keeping kids engaged with education to develop a love of lifelong learning. From participating in the 'CEO Sleepout', to volunteering at Vinnies warehouses and supporting homeless services we are there helping to reduce the large number of homeless in Australia.
OzHarvest is Australia’s leading food rescue organisation, collecting quality excess food from commercial outlets and delivering it directly to more than 1,000 charities supporting people in need across the country.
Genworth’s commitment to reducing impacts on the environment associated with its business activities and supporting best practices to support environmental sustainability aligns with OzHarvest’s four mission pillars:
- Rescue: Eliminating hunger and food waste through the redistribution of quality surplus food
- Educate: Education about healthy eating, nutrition, preventing food waste and sustainability
- Engage: Community engagement is the heartbeat of OzHarvest and grows daily
- Innovate: Constantly looking for news ways and solutions to combat food waste and hunger.
CREATE Foundation is the national consumer body for children and young people with an out-of-home care experience. CREATE works with children and young people transition from out-of-home care, with education, employment, health and wellbeing. The funding provides vulnerable young people transitioning from care with vital life skills and to avoid negative outcomes.
Genworth will resource CREATE signature programs which aims, through intensive workshops facilitated by experienced staff, to provide young people in and transitioning from out-of-home care with the relevant skills and knowledge to live independently.
Youth Off The Streets
Youth Off The Streets (YOTS) is a non-denominational organisation assisting youth (aged 12-25) facing challenges such as homelessness, drug and alcohol dependency, exclusion from school, mental health issues, poverty and isolation. Their mission is to help disconnected young people to discover greatness within, by engaging, supporting and providing opportunities to encourage and facilitate positive life choices.
Genworth will resource two series of weekly “Living Skills” workshops and two “Feel Good Nights” for homeless and at risk young people. The Living Skills session aim to equip homeless youth to maintain tenancy and live independently, whilst the Feel Good Nights aim to build a sense of belonging and community.