Joondalup Street Chaplains are volunteers who are out and about in Joondalup, Hillarys Boat Harbour and surrounding areas such as Mullaloo and Whitfords, helping to make our streets safer late at night. We liaise closely with City of Joondalup personnel, WA police, security staff at licenced premises and local business owners to assist patrons get home safely after a big night out, or those sleeping rough on our streets. This assistance may include providing water and first aid to intoxicated people, mediation in conflict or guidance to find a safe means home. At other times, chaplains simply provide a listening ear when someone needs to talk.
Every chaplain has a First Aid Certificate and a Working with Children Card. Their training also covers alcohol and drug awareness, conflict management, mental health awareness, and liaison with emergency services and other agencies.
The busiest time in Joondalup is Friday night, so between the hours of 9pm and 2am, when you see a Street Chaplain come over and say hello. You’ll most likely find us in Joondalup between Boas Avenue and Reid Promenade, around the Health Campus, on the Boardwalk at Hillarys or walking through Central and Neil Hawkins Parks.