Connecting Communities Australia provide volunteer services in rural and remote Australia for people who are suffering due to poverty, mental health issues, or the impact of disasters such as drought, fire and flood.
WHY WE DO IT
Here are some of the reasons we come together:
There are many remote and rural communities in Australia that are isolated and lacking in essential services and infrastructure including Indigenous communities.
The challenges and struggles faced by these communities are compounded by drought, floods, fire and other long-term adverse impacts of our changing climate.
MENTAL HEALTH AND WELL BEING
As a result of these challenges, these communities experience a high incidence of mental health issues. Our programs have a positive influence on mental well being. We also partner with mental health organisations on our programs.
MAINTENANCE OF INFRASTRUCTURE
Our programs focus on practical support for the community. This includes repair of fences and buildings after bush fires, renovation of remote schools and the establishment of community gardens.
LACK OF SERVICES
Many communities lack basic services such as medical, counselling, trades and communications. Often the work we undertake is because it’s either too expensive or tradesman won’t travel out to remote areas. We are also able to bring awareness to people about what services are available on the phone or online.