This year, Wayside Chapel’s Christmas Day Lunch and Street party in Kings Cross will not happen due to
COVID-19 restrictions. Therefore, we are not offering any volunteering shifts to the general public in order to reduce numbers and prioritise access to our visitors.  

You can read more about Christmas 2020 at Wayside Chapel here

Individual volunteering

Due to current COVID-19 restrictions that Wayside Chapel has in place, we have changed the way we operate including the temporary closure of some program areas and limiting service access to others. We will continue to plan and review how we operate in the weeks and months to come, which will be a different model of caring for our community than ‘business as usual’.

Unfortunately, that means there are no volunteering roles at this time. Thank you for wishing to volunteer your time at Wayside Chapel. There are many other ways that you can help ensure that our work to support the most vulnerable people in our community continues. Find out more here.


Telephone: 02 9581 9122
Email: [email protected]

Wayside’s Corporate Group Volunteering Program – “Awayside Days”

Book a corporate volunteering experience like no other at Wayside!

Our Corporate Group Volunteering Program, otherwise known as ‘Awayside Days’ allows a team of around ten people to spend a day in Kings Cross learning about life on the streets and lending a helping hand to the most vulnerable people in our community.

The experience delivers the whole package – a memorable team building opportunity near the heart of the CBD, the chance to experience life at Wayside, and to cook and serve a lovingly-prepared community lunch.

Participants leave with a richer understanding of homelessness, a different perspective of the people they pass in the street, and a whole lot of love.

9:30am – Welcome and introduction to Wayside services
11am – Informational walking tour through Kings Cross and Woolloomooloo with first hand perspectives and stories of life on the street
11.45am – Prepare a two-course meal in Wayside’s commercial kitchen
1pm – Serve and enjoy lunch in the company of Wayside visitors
2pm – Lunch pack down and clean up
2.30pm – Team debrief
3pm – Leave Wayside

The cost is $2,500 plus GST which covers the full cost of the day plus contributes to the running costs of Wayside’s Café which serves over 85,000 items each year.

Enquire about an Awayside Day for my team

Supporting tertiary students

The Wayside Chapel has a proud history promoting education and supporting students. We provide opportunities for students to complete placement requirements for TAFE, University and specialist colleges in subjects such as Community Welfare, Alcohol & Other Drugs, Youth Work, Social Work, PR, Arts and Commerce.

Interested students, please email your resume and course details to [email protected] Or for more info, please get in touch. 


Telephone: 02 9581 9102
Email: [email protected]