Orange Sky Wellington wins Rising Star Award!

Orange Sky is immensely proud of our Wellington team who have been awarded the Rising Star Award, thanks to Wellington Airport Regional Community Awards

With 41,000 Kiwis experiencing homelessness on any given night, there is still more work to be done. We are driven by our purpose to create safe and positive environments for friends doing it tough. Our Wellington service is more than the warm showers and clean washing facilities. It is built on the genuine connections built between volunteers and friends. Friends like John, who lost their income and house due to an illness putting him out of work. Volunteers like Nicola, who are passionate about helping the community and understanding the unique voices of our Kiwi friends on the street. 

The Rising Star category stood alongside incredible services in our Wellington community. We want to congratulate all finalists including:

🏆 Edible Earth Hampshire with WELLfed (Porirua)

🏆 Food 4 Thought (Upper Hutt)

🏆 Lower Hutt Muslimah Committee (Hutt City)

🏆 Zero Waste Otaki Zero Waste Ōtaki (Kāpiti)

Each week, Wellington volunteers do incredible work in the community, supporting our friends doing it tough. We are incredibly grateful for the time that they gift us and so proud that they’ve been recognised through this award. 

If you’re interested in learning more about your community, lending a hand or having a chat, check out this video below! To learn more about becoming an Orange Sky volunteer today, see more details here.

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Introducing van, ‘Whaea Debz’ to the Orange Sky family

After officially launching our third service in Aotearoa in November 2021, we have been on the hunt for a fitting name to honour our newest bright orange companion. 

We hosted a nationwide van naming competition, which called on Kiwis to honour a New Zealander making a difference in their community by submitting their name. 

After receiving more than 80 submissions nominating worthy local heroes, ‘Whaea Debz’ was given the top honour by our judging panel! 

The Auckland-based hybrid laundry and shower van is named after local community hero, Debbie Munroe, who is affectionately known as Whaea Debz. 

Debbie is the founder of Waka of Caring – a drop-in centre in Manurewa that provides food, clothing, blankets, books and connection for those experiencing homelessness or hardship.

Alongside Debbie were fellow finalists Fiona Anderson, whose support and volunteering within the Piha community spans 15-plus years, and Judge Andrew Becroft, a long-time legal advocate for the underrepresented in his former roles as Children’s Commissioner for New Zealand and Principal Youth Court Judge. 

The competition judging panel included the Mayor of Auckland, Phil Goff, Auckland City Mission Team Leader Homeless Service Wilf Holt, Orange Sky New Zealand Volunteer Nicola Kueh and Simplicity Charitable Trustee Frances Arns.

The naming of ‘Whaea Debz’ follows the Orange Sky tradition of honouring our vans with meaningful names – from inaugural Australian service ‘Sudsy’ back in 2014, to New Zealand’s first two hybrid vans: ‘Hugo’ in Auckland and ‘Hudson’ in Wellington.

‘Hugo’ honours The Hugo Charitable Trust, which allowed Orange Sky to start operations in Aotearoa. ‘Hudson’ is named after the Ministry of Housing and Urban Development and Wellington City Mission to acknowledge their generous support in launching the second Orange Sky service.

Local hero and youth worker, Debbie said it was heart-warming to be recognised by the community and have her name immortalised on an Orange Sky van.

“It was a beautiful surprise and an absolute honour to have one of the Orange Sky vans named after me. I don’t do it for recognition, I am just doing what I feel everyone should be doing – helping those who need our support,” said Debbie.

“I have been supporting the homeless, and those who are struggling, for 10 years now and it’s incredible to see how a meal and a warm, welcoming smile and kōrero can impact someone’s day.

“It is so simple to show someone kindness and turn their day around – the community is what brings us together,” she said.

The new van, supported by Simplicity Charitable Trust, enables Orange Sky to increase our availability in Tāmaki Makaura to support the nation’s most vulnerable communities.

Orange Sky New Zealand Operations Manager, Eddie Uini said the van naming submissions highlighted so many local heroes who are making an impact and creating a difference in their communities.

“In line with Orange Sky’s mission to positively connect communities, it’s an honour to recognise the individuals and organisations going above and beyond to support the community.

“The difference that Debbie and Waka of Caring have made in the last 10 years is nothing short of inspirational, and we’re pleased to be able to recognise all the incredible work by naming our third van after her.”

Read more about Debbie’s incredible community work here.

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A third set of wheels to support New Zealanders doing it tough

It’s been nearly two months since we launched our third service in New Zealand, and we’ve already seen the impact of what another set of wheels can do across Auckland!

Supported by Simplicity Charitable Trust, a second laundry and shower van is now making its way around the streets of Auckland, allowing us to increase our weekly shifts from 17 to 25.

From the launch of our very first van ‘Sudsy’ in Australia back in 2014, to our two vans in New Zealand, Hugo and Hudson, every Orange Sky van is given a name. With the arrival of our new Auckland van, we asked the community to help us pick a name by recognising and celebrating a fellow New Zealander. We received some incredible submissions, with judging currently underway to decide whose name will live permanently on our bright new orange van! Stay tuned for the announcement later this month.

So, why Auckland?

There are more than 41,000 Kiwis doing it tough, and nearly half (43.9%) of those people reside in Auckland alone. This includes people without shelter, and those living in temporary accommodation, shared accommodation and uninhabitable housing (2018 Severe Housing Deprivation Estimate – updated).

Orange Sky operates 38 services across Australia and New Zealand, and Auckland is consistently our busiest service across the fleet when it comes to the number of loads of laundry and warm showers that our volunteers provide. 

Orange Sky New Zealand Operations Manager, Eddie Uini said the addition of a third van would help the team manage the ongoing demand, as Kiwis continue to endure the impacts of the pandemic.

“The last 12 months has really brought Aotearoa’s homelessness to the forefront and we have witnessed a strong demand from friends, especially here in Auckland,” he said.

“We know the past year has been particularly challenging as more people struggle to pay for basics like food and rent. A survey we conducted recently with YouGov found that in the past 12 months, one in five Kiwis have struggled to make ends meet each and every week.

“With the addition of a second van, we’ve been able to operate in more locations, and help more friends in the community who are struggling financially and/or socially.”

What’s next for Orange Sky?

In line with Orange Sky’s five year vision, we’re planning to triple our impact and help more than 40,000 friends across New Zealand and Australia by 2025. Since launching our first service in Auckland back in 2018, we’ve been planning for how we can grow our impact to support more Kiwis experiencing homelessness.

​​In 2022, we have plans to expand our reach across New Zealand and welcome a fourth service to support those doing it tough. To keep up-to-date on all things Orange Sky and our expansion plans, be sure to follow us on socials.

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New friends, a new van, but the same special connection

What a whirlwind 2021 has been! Hugo and Hudson (and the soon-to-be-named third van) have had a huge year – as well as all of us living here in Aotearoa.

To say we’ve all been through a lot over the past 12 months would be an understatement – but I couldn’t be prouder to be part of the Orange Sky team. Every volunteer, supporter and friend has made our community stronger than ever; despite lockdowns, restrictions and temporary shift pauses.

Connection has continued to remain a core value at Orange Sky – and I have had the pleasure of making new friends this year, including Howie.

I first met Howie at a Salvation Army shift in West Auckland and this year, we have been able to celebrate him finding safe, permanent housing – after almost three years of living in his van. Howie shared with me how difficult the experience was – far removed from the fun and freedom of a short-term campervan holiday.

The best part is that even after finding housing, Howie still comes to shift – not for the washing, but for the connection. And if we’re lucky, he even cooks a boil up for the friends on shift!

As an essential service, we will continue operating throughout the holiday season and hopefully spread a little bit of joy through positive connection and conversations – at what can be a difficult time of year.

It just so happens that the shift Howie attends is the same one my Dad and sister volunteer at – so I look forward to celebrating with Hugo and Howie on Christmas Day at the Salvation Army. After shift, we will head north to join whānau at Warkworth, some of who we haven’t seen since the last Level 4 lockdown.

I wanted to take this opportunity to say thank you for being part of the Orange Sky community in 2021. After what’s been a huge year, I hope you are able to enjoy time with your family and loved ones over the holiday period.

Wishing you a Meri Kirihimete!

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How Orange Sky gave me dignity

Howie lived in his van for over three years after struggling to find safe, permanent housing. He described the experience as having “its ups and downs,” but meeting the Orange Sky volunteers and engaging with our Auckland service made a huge difference. Here’s Howie’s story.

Hi, I’m Howie; I’m Maori from Ngāpuhi descent. I’m a proud person. I live in Beach Haven, which is known as a posh area, but I ended up living in my van for three years as I struggled finding housing.

I spent all my life in Beach Haven, playing or coaching rugby for the Northcote Tigers. After we sold our family home, I struggled to find safe and permanent housing.

I think that a lot of people who have never been through homelessness can’t really understand what it’s like. Some people would think I was lucky living in my van. It’s alright for three weeks, but not three years. My living situation had its ups and downs; the downs were pretty tough. At times, I virtually only had my dogs to talk to.

But good things also came out of me living in my van. I met a wide variety of good people – people experiencing the same situation as me, and people helping people like me. Meeting Orange Sky was like a godsend. Each Saturday morning visiting the orange van was like my big day out! Washing my clothes, having a shower and a chat gave me dignity. And people weren’t judging me for my situation or my skin colour; they just gave me moral support.

About three years, or 1,265 days after living in my van, I finally got a place. But I keep coming back to the orange van because I miss the people. It’s not just the showers, it’s the people.

I hope I can give back to my community and work with an organisation out here. I just know what people out on the streets are going through. You can still be a proud person who wants dignity when you’re living on the streets. But a lot of people don’t want to ask for help, they get overwhelmed. I hope I can help bridge that gap.

Homelessness doesn’t rest over Christmas, and holidays can be a particularly tough time for our friends on the street. If you’d like to help ensure that friends, like Howie, can continue to be supported over the holidays, please consider a donation today.

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New research shines a light on homelessness in New Zealand

Every day across New Zealand, Orange Sky volunteers have conversations on our six orange chairs that support people doing it tough. We recently commissioned a YouGov study to help shine a light on the challenges faced by Kiwis today, which revealed that a growing number of New Zealanders are struggling to make ends meet. So, let’s talk about it…

More than 41,000 Kiwis were experiencing homelessness at the time of the 2018 Census, but new research has exposed the vulnerability of many New Zealanders in 2021 and growing number of people who are doing it tough. More than one in five (21%) Kiwis have personally experienced homelessness, while 19% know someone who has. Worryingly, half (51%) of New Zealanders say they struggle to make ends meet at least once a year, with one in five (20%) struggling to make ends meet each and every week.

This past year has been particularly challenging, with the pandemic impacting mental health and economic hardships across New Zealand. More than half (51%) of the population struggled to pay their bills, with 15 per cent admitting they’ve had to forgo meals to make rental payments. Despite this, nearly one in four (23%) say they have felt too ashamed to ask for help.

Orange Sky supports people who find themselves doing it tough by providing a safe and welcoming place on shift to sit down and connect. Homelessness is a complex issue, and while we don’t have all the answers, we aim to positively connect people through free laundry, warm showers and genuine conversation. From many years sitting around our orange chairs on shift, we’ve learnt just how easily a simple conversation can impact a person’s life.

We know that for many, homelessness can happen in the blink of an eye; in the past year, one in five (18%) Kiwis say they have felt isolated from their community.

There’s never been a more important time to support Kiwis doing it tough. For the first time this year, we’ve launched The Sudsy Challenge in New Zealand – an initiative that aims to wash away the stigmas surrounding homelessness by challenging people to wear the same clothes for three days, talk about homelessness and raise funds and awareness for Orange Sky.

New Zealand Operations Manager, Eddie Uini, said that while clean clothes can make a world of difference to someone’s life, it’s the hours of conversation and genuine connections made with Orange Sky friends that make the biggest impact.

“Orange Sky has given me the opportunity to not only help people doing it tough by providing essential services, but also allowed me to connect and support them on a more genuine level,” said Eddie.

“The Sudsy Challenge is a fun and easy way for Kiwis to step out of their comfort zone and support those in the community who are experiencing homelessness. Through conversation and raising awareness, we have an opportunity to support our friends doing it tough.”


One Year Since Pausing Shifts in New Zealand

A lot has happened since my journey with Orange Sky began almost three years ago. Growing up, I never thought that I would be so excited for my days to be filled with washing clothes (as I’m sure my poor mum could attest to!). Every day, I have something to look forward to, but still some days can be quite challenging…

This week marks 12 months since we pressed pause on both of our services in Auckland and Wellington due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

It almost felt surreal; two and a half years of being out on the streets, seven days a week, building relationships and trust with our friends was seemingly undone by an invisible enemy in such a short space of time.

I’ve always been passionate about helping others and very aware of people doing it tough in my own community. That’s what drove me to help launch Orange Sky’s first ever laundry and shower van in New Zealand. I grew up in Manurewa, South Auckland, where a lot of people sleep rough on the streets and struggle to find stability and assurance in their life. Many don’t know where they’ll sleep at night or when the next opportunity for a shower or to wash their clothes will be.

That desire to help out our friends and ensure that everyone has a place to connect has fuelled Orange Sky’s recovery in a COVID-19 world. It’s hard to grapple with the idea of friends not being able to bring their washing to shift, volunteers not having a way to give their time, and supporters not being able to see their impact in the community. The second we paused shifts, we knew we needed to innovate and find ways to help our friends.

One year on, our service might not look the same as it did pre-COVID, but that unwavering commitment to support our community remains unchanged. From that very first shift back just four weeks after pausing our services, we’re now operating 24 shifts a week across New Zealand – more than we were before the pandemic. Just last week, we recorded the highest number of washes that we’ve ever done in a week at 153. This is a testament to not only the hard work of our volunteers, but support from our amazing community.

On shift in Auckland this week, I had the chance to catch up with Terry; a long-time friend who previously used our services. I’m so thankful to share that during the pandemic, Terry was able to find accommodation and have a safe place to sleep at night, but I’m also just as thankful that we now have the opportunity to sit down on orange chairs on shift and catch up on life, just like we always have.

The decision to pause services will go down as one of the toughest times in our history, but it’s moments like this on shift when I’m reminded of exactly why Orange Sky exists.

We believe everyone deserves access to basic hygiene, as well as a place to feel welcome, included and connected. If you’d like to support Orange Sky and the work we do, you can do so in a number of ways. We’d love if you could watch and share our video below, consider making a donation to Orange Sky or sign up to become a volunteer.

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Orange Sky's first international van

In early 2018 in our Brisbane headquarters, we had a crazy idea to launch Orange Sky’s first international van on 10 October 2018 – exactly four years on from our first ever wash in Australia. We knew that homelessness had become a growing challenge in New Zealand and hoped that we could take some of our learnings from Australia and connect some of the 41,000 people we heard were doing it tough.

The road to launch as not a straight line and we needed a lot of help along the way. Legal loopholes, funding agreements, finding a ship, building the van, finding volunteers – it was what we were used to but everything was just that bit different, enough to second guess why we were doing this in the first place. Luckily enough we had local expertise and a growth mindset that allowed us to apply learnings and collaborate and feel confident our learnings from Australia were going to be transferable.

I first met Eddie when he came to Brisbane for our vehicle leaders summit in late August 2018. I had already heard a lot about him from Jo and Emma (our CEO and CFO at the time) and had a good feeling about him. Eddie is gentle, passionate, strong and his passion for helping our friends in New Zealand is beyond parallel.

I knew that we had made the right decision when he stood up in front of 30 relative strangers, shared a story (and a tear) and showed how vulnerable and meaningful he could be in talking to people about his future at Orange Sky and his vision for the future.

We now have two vans (Auckland and Wellington) and I have had a chance to visit a few times over the last two years. I will always remembered that first wash we did in Auckland and it has helped me continue my passion for helping people whether that is in Australia, New Zealand and…who knows where next.

What I know is that people all over the world are struggling with human connection and hygiene. Orange Sky has a blueprint that can really support people who are struggling. Nic and I never want to stop helping people and we will always make it a priority to find new ways to support as many people as possible.

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COVID-19 Updates

Orange Sky, along with our communities, operates in a world that continues to be impacted by the Covid-19 pandemic, but what remains the same is our commitment to innovating and supporting our friends on the street.

Our mission to positively connect communities is as important as ever right now; we remain focused on ensuring we can deliver our service to friends and volunteers in safe environments.

Please review the Frequently Asked Questions, and should you require any further information, you can get in touch with our team on the details listed below.

Service Partners and Operations

For the most up-to-date information on whether shifts are operating is via the find a shift page. The ‘latest updates’ section below also provides the most recent COVID-19 information for our services across New Zealand.

Orange Sky has put in place a COVID-19 Management Plan in line with public health measures issued by the Ministry of Health to create the safest environment possible with the changing circumstances. We regularly liaise with service provider partners to ensure that the shift environment is as safe as possible.

Keeping the community safe is one of Orange Sky’s highest priorities and we take this seriously as an organisation. We have created a COVID-19 Management Plan consisting of multiple controls to support keeping the community safe. While several of these will be in place for the foreseeable future, other control measures are activated based on the current risk levels. The controls consist of the following: 

  1. Social distancing (2m) and encouraging others to do so as well.
  2. Face masks are available on shifts and must be worn when mandated by the relevant authority.
  3. Prioritising vaccinated volunteers on shift when risk levels increase
  4. If volunteers are unwell and experiencing cold and/or flu-like symptoms, they must not attend shift.
  5. Hand hygiene is promoted throughout the shift including washing hands regularly with soap and water and/or using the hand sanitiser.
  6. Increased cleaning during and at the end of shift including touchpoints, orange chairs, tables, door handles, washing baskets etc.
  7. The use of PPE including disposable gloves, masks, and safety glasses.

We are continuously monitoring the changing COVID-19 environment, and will communicate any further changes in our operations promptly. 

Yes, Orange Sky is considered an essential service as part of New Zealand’s COVID-19 response and recovery framework. Alongside other housing and social support providers, we play a critical role in supporting some of New Zealand’s most vulnerable individuals and whānau to stay connected during this difficult time. It is a priority for us to continue supporting our friends and provide our service to those who rely on us.

Using our Service and Shift Information

To keep our community safe, we would appreciate it if you don’t utilise the service whilst experiencing any cold and/or flu like symptoms. We understand this is a hard time for many. Doing what we can to minimise the spread of the virus will ensure that our orange vans can continue to show up each week to deliver free laundry, warm showers and genuine conversation.

It is currently not a requirement to be vaccinated against COVID-19 to attend an Orange Sky shift and access our services. However, we encourage our community to follow the government health advice. During times of increased risks from COVID-19, some services may require volunteers to be vaccinated on shift.

If you’re currently experiencing homelessness, support is available. The Ministry Of Housing and Urban Development has pulled together a list of relevant resources.

The Ministry of Health’s website is the key place to go for information about precautions to take while on shift and at home. There is also a central portal for all information on COVID-19. Healthline has a dedicated COVID-19 number for the public to access – 0800 358 5453. It’s free to call and available 24/7.  

Another resource is Āwhina, which is an anonymous website that connects people in need with everything from housing, a meal, financial help, domestic violence support, counselling and more, with thousands of services around the country.

You can also visit Lifeline, who can provide information and advice about managing your mental health during the pandemic, or find a health professional for you to speak to.


Our team works as quickly and transparently as possible with localised teams as soon as new information around COVID-19 requirements, restrictions and lockdowns  become available. Where possible, we work hard to ensure that shifts keep operating to ensure we can support our friends.

The Orange Sky operations team communicates with local leadership teams, team leaders and service providers, who will then communicate to all volunteers via your pre-determined WhatsApp group chat as soon as possible about whether a shift will be operating.

After extensive consultation with our volunteer community, we have reviewed and updated our COVID-19 Risk Management Framework to consider how and when vaccinations may be required across each of our service locations. Due to the ongoing risks COVID-19 continues to present in our communities, Orange Sky may choose to prioritise volunteers that are up to date with their vaccinations during times of heightened risk of COVID-19 or as required by government guidelines.

As part of the Orange Sky volunteer onboarding process, you will need to declare if you are up to date with your vaccinations, however, you do not need to provide evidence of vaccination. If you would prefer not to disclose if you are up to date with your vaccinations, simply select ‘no’ when signing up to be an Orange Sky volunteer. Selecting no will not affect your application process, and will not affect your ability to volunteer with Orange Sky, except during times of heightened risk of COVID-19 or as required by government guidelines, where confirmed vaccinated volunteers could be prioritised.

Orange Sky has a responsibility to provide a safe shift environment for friends, volunteers and service provider partners. By understanding the rates of vaccination within our volunteer community, we can make informed decisions when reviewing risk management policies and processes; as well as being able to easily prioritise vaccinated volunteers on shift when required. By declaring if you are up to date with your vaccinations, you will be helping to keep our vans on the road, providing meaningful connection and services to our friends.

The information can also help our team identify shifts or regions that may be at risk of being non-operational if a vaccine mandate is implemented by the government, if not enough vaccinated volunteers are rostered.

Orange Sky volunteer leaders and Orange Sky HQ will be able to see your vaccination declaration response on your profile. However, your status will not affect your ability to volunteer with Orange Sky, except during times of heightened risk of COVID-19 or as required by government guidelines, volunteers who are up to date with their vaccinations could be prioritised.

Whilst it is currently not a requirement to be vaccinated against COVID-19 to attend an Orange Sky shift, it is strongly recommended and vaccinated volunteers may be prioritised on shift. However, if the government mandates vaccines for a specific region, or industry, then it may be a requirement and you will not be able to attend shift.

Service Leaders and Service Coordinators will see which volunteers have completed the optional COVID-19 Vaccination Declaration. Utilising this information, they will attempt to fill each shift by rostering volunteers who have confirmed their vaccination declaration in the first instance. Prioritising vaccinated volunteers ensures that we can support teams to deliver our service to friends in the safest possible environments.

If your vaccination declaration has changed since you signed up with Orange Sky, you can email us at with your details and we can update your vaccination status in Volaby. 

If you’re feeling unwell, please make sure you stay home and get tested. Please notify your Team Leader as soon as possible if you are unable to attend a shift.

Orange Sky offers a VESP program to all volunteers which provides a free and confidential mental health support service. The program is designed to help you overcome any issues impacting your mental wellbeing related to your time and experience volunteering with Orange Sky. The program allows volunteers to access up to three support sessions per year. You can book a free session via the Portal.

If you have any further questions, please get in touch via our contact us page or by phoning +64 9 887 0566 during business hours. 

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Latest Updates

Kia Ora Whanau,

It’s been just over three weeks since we made the tough decision to pause our services during Alert Level 4 lockdown. With the entire country (except Auckland) now at Alert Level 2, it’s been great to see all of our Wellington shifts back up and running this week. For anyone looking to use our services in Wellington, please keep an eye on our schedule as some shift times may vary by an hour or so to accomodate new meal times of the service providers we’re working alongside. We hope to have the majority of our Auckland shifts online again once Alert Level 3 is announced. As soon as we know a shift is going ahead, we’ll update the schedule. If you have any further questions on this please get in touch via our contact us page here.

Take Care,
Orange Sky team.

Due to the current COVID-19 outbreak in New Zealand, Auckland and Wellington are currently under mandatory, level 4 restrictions. Although Orange Sky remains an essential service, we’ve made the difficult decision to pause all shifts across Auckland and Wellington. We will take this time to ensure that we can support shifts operating in a safe environment for our friends, volunteers and the greater community. Our thoughts go out to everyone who has been impacted by the recent COVID-19 outbreak – especially our friends doing it tough. We hope to be back out there operating again soon. If you have any further questions on this please get in touch via our contact us page here.


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COVID - 19 Response

As the COVID-19 outbreak continues to affect families, communities and countries around the world, Orange Sky has been monitoring how best to support the health, safety and well being of our friends, volunteers, supporters and staff.

Orange Sky has a strong and embedded health and safety culture, and we will do all we can to avoid risks that could negatively impact the people in our community. We are currently implementing a measured approach to support as many of our shifts to stay in operation as we can. We will notify of any changes to shifts as required and provide as frequent updates as possible through our channels.

Important information:

1. Orange Sky Headquarters closure:

As COVID-19 continues to challenge our communities, Orange Sky’s leadership team has made the decision to close high risk environments such as HQ for the next 14 days, requesting staff to work from home until Monday, 30 March. We will update our community if any of this information changes.

2. Orange Sky shift delivery:


If you are a volunteer, we’d encourage you to work with your local teams to assess your shift situation and determine the level of risk for your attendance.

Service providers:

If you are a service provider, please communicate any changes to your service provision or environment that may have consequences for us partnering with you at your location by completing this form

Friends accessing our services:

If you are looking to access our services real time information will be available via our website as to whether services have been cancelled . You can find this at

3. Recommended source of information:

For further, specific information on COVID-19, please visit the Ministry of Health’s website or phone Healthline’s dedicated COVID-19 number on 0800 358 5453.

A special shout out to our friends doing it tough, who might have limited access to services during this difficult time. Stay safe everyone, and please take care of yourselves and each other.

Many thanks,
Orange Sky Australia