How you
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Corporate Volunteering

The Infants' Home (TIH) runs a year round corporate volunteering program on our site at 17 Henry Street, Ashfield.

Volunteering at TIH is a great way for groups to strengthen their team dynamics as they work together to make a difference in children's lives. Volunteers help to maintain our buildings and grounds, raise funds, cook BBQs, assist with events and support our children's programs. We welcome enthusiastic participants!

Our scheduled day for groups of 7-15 volunteers is Wednesday, although this does vary according to our calendar of events. It's a day away from the workplace routine; out and about in the fresh air on our extensive and beautiful grounds. 

For more details on volunteering, see our Volunteer Information 2018 sheet and calendar of Available Dates for 2018.

You can also contact: Ondria Portelli via Email: or Phone (direct) 02 8719 5012 

To see what a volunteer day may look like, you can read about:

In 2017 The Infants' Home was lucky enough to have a visit from naval officers from the Australian Maritime Warfare Centre, who graciouisly donated $500 towards the Rigby House crowdfunding campaign, as well as ably helping our staff move furniture and pack boxes in preparation for their exciting renovations (due for completion early 2018). We are so lucky to have their support! 

TIH CEO Elizabeth Robinson with naval officers, Rigby House staff and children

Current corporate volunteer partners include GE Capital, MLC, Goldman Sachs, NAB, Herbalife, Westpac, PWC, Deutsche Bank, BNP Paribas, ANZ, Deloitte, St George, BT Financial, Axicom and the Crew from HMAS Sydney. We are always grateful for their enthusiastic, hand-on support!


Teams from MLC (left) and Goldman Sachs (right) refreshing our lawns

Corporate groups or teams can also volunteer for The Infants' Home and fundraise at the same time, by participating in events like the City 2 Surf. See more here.

Individuals and community groups

We also value partnering with people and community groups.

Volunteering at The Infants' Home can be a rich and rewarding experience as you impact the lives of children and their families, giving each child every opportunity to get the best possible start in life.

Rotary Club of Five Dock and HMAS Sydney provide service with a smile at the BBQ for our Annual Art Show 2015.

How to get involved

Thank you for considering The Infants' Home as a place to volunteer.

The Infants' Home is always ready to talk to corporations, community groups or individuals about how they can best volunteer their time and skills to further our charitable work.

To register your interest in any type of volunteering please complete and return our volunteer staff application form.

For further information please contact:

Fundraising and Events Assistant 
(and Corporate Volunteer Coordinator- Tuesdays and Wednesdays)

Ondria Portelli : 
Phone: (switch) 02 9799 4844, (direct) 02 8719 5012


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