A social housing provider, Havelock Housing Association (Havelock) supports over nearly residents in around 200 properties across the ACT with affordable housing options. A heritage building located in Turner, Havelock House itself houses some 100 residents ranging in age from 18-80, both men and women and speaking some 13 different languages. In early 2020 a community development program was launched, seeking to provide individual support to residents, and to create a stronger sense of community, increased resilience and confidence. This was particularly important as COVID hit. Havelock was awarded a Commonwealth Department of Health grant to develop and deliver a Social Inclusion through Sport and Physical Activity grant for a period of two years. Through this program we are now offering a broad program of activities, experiences and adventures in and around Canberra for our Havelock community.
As part of the community development program at Havelock, we require community minded volunteers who can support the team with various activities, such as outings, gatherings, bbqs, gardening and other social and physical activities. Our program operates Monday to Friday during the hours of 8am – 6pm. Volunteers are needed from 1 hour through to half days throughout the week, and activities can be both one off and ongoing. Participation in physical activities is not essential, however it is encouraged. All abilities are welcome and all volunteers will be supported where relevant with appropriate training (such as first aid).