Brush with Kindness

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We offer local volunteering experiences through our home building and Brush with Kindness programs.

The Program

The Brush with Kindness program mobilises teams of volunteers to conduct landscaping and minor repairs to the exterior of homes of people who may be disadvantaged, disabled or socially isolated. It is a ‘backyard blitz’ style activity where teams between 10-15 can get out of the office and get their hands dirty!

The program also partners with other not-for-profits to help provide safe and decent shelter to disadvantaged groups. Habitat can deliver full day activities for teams between 10-15 people within 60 minutes of the Sydney CBD. In Melbourne and Adelaide, teams can expect to take part in building homes for Habitat partner families.

Through our Australian Program, we have helped over 1,000 people through Brush with Kindness activities and engaged with more than 7,500 volunteers from both the community and corporate sector.

Corporate Teams

Corporate supporters including Bank of America Merrill Lynch, Genworth, JP Morgan, Arup, Cuscal, MetLife, Salesforce and P&G have participated in Brush with Kindness activities and continuously report positive staff engagement.

Corporate clients use volunteer days as a chance to give back to the community and provide a team-building and leadership development opportunity that rewards and engages employees.

We can book teams within 6 weeks’ notice and do ask for a financial contribution to support the day’s resourcing and ensure the sustainability of our programs. We invite corporates to talk to us for any further enquiries. Corporate sponsors can also support our work through financial sponsorship and donated or discounted building materials.

What corporates say

“We were grateful for the opportunity to lend a hand to women and children who are doing it tough. It was hard work, but it was a good feeling to see results at the end of the day and know we were making a difference.”

The Boral team in QLD

Find Out More

If you would like to learn more about corporate volunteering for your organisation, please contact our Head of Partnerships,  Lara Warren on (02) 9919 7022 or

For state-specific volunteering opportunities, please contact a Habitat office in your state.

Volunteer Expierence

“Volunteering with Habitat’s Homes of Hope International Women’s Day build allowed me to appreciate how small improvements to a women’s crisis accommodation shelter, like a fresh coat of paint, can positively change the living environment and ambiance of the place; beneficial when considering the distressing environments these women and children have faced and the emotional healing journey they are on as victims of abuse.” – Arup Volunteer

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