Street Chaplains work across Western Australia and in particular in Northbridge, Fremantle, Joondalup, Busselton and Bunbury. They work in the nightclub districts which are used by thousands of revelers each Friday and Saturday night. It is on these late night streets (between 9pm-4am) that you will find the Street Chaplains offering compassion and pastoral care to all.
Street Chaplains are volunteers who come from a wide variety of Christian churches. The aim is to be ‘Good Samaritans’ to those in need. Each chaplain undergoes an extensive training course which includes completing a Senior First Aid Certificate and providing a Working with Children Check. Chaplains are both male and female, and come from all cultures and nationalities. The organisation is a testimony to unity in diversity.
First Aid, providing water bottles, hand wipes and escorting people to taxis are a few of the responsibilities the Street Chaplains fulfill throughout the night on the streets. Often aiding the highly intoxicated or working alongside Police Officers, the Street Chaplains provide care to those who have suffered harm or are lonely and in need. Each chaplain does one shift each month.
” … Love others as you would love yourself” – Jesus Christ