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Souths Cares threw its support behind Chifley Public School and community based service, Driving Change this week to assist in their search for community-minded people to work as volunteers.

While delivering its own services and programs, Souths Cares regularly lends its support to many local causes that assist indigenous people, the disadvantaged and the marginalised of the South Sydney community.

General Manager of Souths Cares, Shannon Donato, said both causes are worthy of support.

“Chifley Public School is seeking volunteers for their breakfast program, which operates out of the school each day of the school week,” said Shannon.

“These volunteers would need to be prepared to make and serve breakfast to a small number of students from the school community.

“Cereal, water and Vegemite on toast are examples of what types of food the students’ typically consume.

“It’s not difficult work but the volunteers would need to be consistent and reliable people.”

Shannon also said that local Redfern organisation Driving Change is seeking a number of competent license holders to volunteer as Learner Driver Mentors to assist in the education of young, learner drivers.

“Driving Change is a community driven program assisting young Aboriginal people to navigate their way through the licensing system and attain their driver licence,” Shannon said.

“One barrier that exists for young drivers is limited access to supervising drivers and this is where volunteers can help.

“If the community do not come forward to assist Chifley public school with its breakfast program or Driving Change, then these services and the positive changes they achieve will not be possible.

Shannon said that those interested in volunteering in either program should contact:

Chifley Public School Principal, Louise Stone, on 9661 3014 or Driving Change Youth Worker, Molisa Carney on 0427 702 960.

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