Volunteering NT is community spirited, inclusive, innovative and promotes a culture of learning. We
work with individuals, organisations and communities who are interested in volunteering to:
• provide a credible and informed voice in volunteering;
• be the centre of knowledge and expertise in volunteering;
• position volunteering as a core component of a high quality of life;
• work with volunteers and volunteering communities to enrich the volunteering experience
• increase volunteering;
• encourage self-reliance in volunteer management, recruitment, retention and recognition of
Volunteering NT provide a range of services including advice to government, training for volunteers
and volunteer involving organisations, volunteer referrals, research and policy development. They are
active in advocacy, promotion, research and development, effective volunteer management and
practices, provision of products and services and developing volunteering pathways.
GIVIT Listed Ltd connects those who have with those who need, in a safe and private way. Through the GIVIT website, trusted Australian charities are able to request exactly what is needed by their clients. These requests are listed here, where everyday Australians can donate in response. Alternatively, donors can pledge items for donation into our virtual warehouse, a private online portal where registered charities can see and reserve what’s available.
When a need is matched to a donation, the GIVIT portal sends an email to exchange contact details between the donor and the charity. Then, the charity and donor agree between themselves on a delivery option. Once the charity receives the item, it is privately passed onto the recipient. The donor and recipient never meet as, above all, GIVIT Listed Ltd aims to preserve the dignity and privacy of people accessing support.
Child Wise is a social enterprise that provides child safety training, consultancy and accreditation services to organisations where children and young people spend time. Our purpose is to build the capacity of management, staff and volunteers to keep children safe in their care according to the highest standards. Established in 1991, Child Wise has over 25 years of experience specialising in preventing, and responding to, child abuse. In Australia, Child Wise pioneered the use of Child Safety Standards as a best practice model based on the principles of capacity building and prevention, that aim to create and maintain a culture where child safety is front of mind. We work with organisations of all sizes, across a range of different industries to achieve our mission.
BBSSGNT is a suicide bereavement support group for persons over the age of 18 years who have been impacted by suicide loss of a family member, friend or work colleague. Postvention support (support after suicide) is Prevention. For every incident of suicide, research indicates that at least 135 persons are affected by each incident. This equates to approx half a million people nationally in Australia alone. The BBSSGNT is an initiative by SabrinasReach4Life based in Darwin. Currently this service is run by volunteers and auspiced by Anglicare NT.
Meetings are held on the 1st Wednesday of every month between 7pm to 9pm @ Harry’s Place, 1 Willeroo Street in TIWI.
Call 0491311211 for more information.
The Childbirth Education Association Darwin is a community based organisation which provides information and support for women and their families and promotes self- reliance and confidence in pregnancy, birth and parenting. CEA provide support through education sessions, pre-natal and post-natal exercise classes; library and general resources. Childbirth Education Association is also a community advocate for birthing services.
Support for Alcoholics
Alcoholics Anonymous is a fellowship of men and women who share their experiences in order to help them solve their common problems and assist recovery from alcoholism. Information is provided for callers about their nearest local meeting.
A service to assist and guide older Australians and their families to make informed choices about their aged care needs and to get the best outcomes from the aged care system.
For people who need information about aged care options, or help to access aged care supports.
COTA NT is the peak body for seniors in the Northern Territory advocating on their behalf and dedicated to promoting their well-being since 1969.
Now in its 50th year, COTA NT provides services, support and information including NT Seniors Card, Age Care Navigators, Seniors Month activities, multicultural programs and events including Seniors Expo
Southern Cross Care’s focus is on helping people age with better health, maintain their independence, stay informed and keep connected with family and friends. SCC is committed to a person-centred and healthy ageing approach which contributes to the quality of life of each person.
In the Northern Territory we provide Home Support services for low-level CHSP, private clients and Home Care Packages. Our operating hours vary depending on the service, so please get in touch with us to discuss a tailored solution that is right for you.
We also operate Pearl Retirement Resort and Pearl Residential Care in Fannie Bay, so can take a holistic approach to your aged care needs.
Vinnies Opportunity Shops
Provides financial support to the agency through the sale of second-hand clothing, furniture, household goods and bric-a-brac, all at affordable prices.
We are a non for profit organisation representing the veteran community of the Northern Territory
Opening: 3rd Sunday of every month – Monthly meetings
Tuesday mornings 10am-12 Trauma Teddy group
Friday mornings Advocacy services 10am-12pm
Our core values are to:
promote veterans and families health and well-being
provide compensation and welfare Advocates who work in the Community of Practise
represent Territory veterans at NT Government level
support local schools and other community groups
We conduct regular monthly meetings at Reg Hillier House where issues important to Veterans, serving & ex-serving members of the ADF and their families are discussed.
We also have BBQ get-togethers to invite friends and family to have an afternoon out and a bit of a yarn with fellow vets.
We welcome veteran visitors from interstate to all of our meetings and events.
Initially VVAA (Vietnam Veterans) NT Rural Sub Branch, incorporated in 2001, our priority was to provide support and assistance to the Vietnam veteran community.
Over the course of time we recognised the need to assist younger veterans and their families and changed the VVAA NT Sub Branch constitution to allow membership to all veterans.
As a reflection of this, members felt that a name change would reflect the nature of our membership, so in late 2017 we became Veterans Australia NT. The history of beginning as a Vietnam veterans group will always be valued and remembered.
VANT provides an advocacy services including welfare and compensation assistance.
Disability Sporting Activities
Provides opportunities in athletics, cycling, swimming, pistol shooting, archery and lawn bowls for people with disabilities. A local wheelchair basketball competition is also available.
Introducing Clients into Sport
The Association assists people with disabilities to participate in sport by networking with other sporting organisations. Members can be provided with opportunities to participate in the National Disabled Championships.
The peak consumer organisation for all Territorians with disabilities and for their families or carers. The organisation works to promote public awareness of disability issues, liaises with government on behalf of people with disabilities and provides advice on available services.
Keep Australia Beautiful NT promotes, supports and recognises the efforts of the Territorians and their communities through projects that improve living conditions and sustainability by encouraging key community stakeholders to work collaboratively. KABC(NT) puts particular emphasis on litter reduction and waste management in remote communities.
A peak body for people, of all ages, living with all forms of dementia, their families and carers.
Carer Education Program
Carer education is designed to support family carers in their caring role. By learning about dementia and its impacts on the person with dementia, participants will have a better understanding of the effects of the disease.
These presentations promote risk reduction and increase public awareness about memory loss with community education sessions delivered direct to various community groups. All groups are welcome and specific topics can be catered for.
Designed for Aged Care Workers employed in residential, community and flexible aged care services, the Dementia Care Essentials III and Dementia Care Essentials IV Advanced provides quality training in, and workforce assessment of Competency in CHCAC319A and CHCAC416A.
The major goal of the Service Access Liaison Officer (SALO) is to deliver dementia information and risk reduction strategies to people within rehabilitation or correctional facilities within the NT. The program incorporates the Your Brain Matters 5 simple steps to maximise your brain health https://www.yourbrainmatters.org.au
Stepping Out Program
These groups provide a weekly Day Respite Service to families of people with dementia. Group attendance encourages the maintenance of skills and abilities within a social context.
The social support program provides group-based and individualised practical help for people with memory problems who live alone, may not have family or social support locally and are not receiving community aged care packages.
Carer Support Groups
Designed to support carers, these groups offer opportunities to network with other carers, share experiences and develop new skills.
Living with Memory Loss
This comprehensive information and support program is for people who have recently been diagnosed with memory loss or dementia and their family member or friends.
Come along and join in, this group invites members of the general public to engage in a variety of stimulating mental exercises, puzzles and games designed to maintain and sharpen cognitive abilities and memory.
Safe Return Program
A unique program, it can give peace of mind if the person you care for tends to wander from home. This program is conducted in partnership with the NT Police.
YOUNGER ONSET DEMENTIA KEY WORKER PROGRAM
Dementia can occur at any age.The YODKW program provides individual support and services to improve the quality of life of those living with younger onset dementia, their families and carers. The program can assist a person to obtain a diagnosis, navigate and understand services, including the NDIS, and prepare organisations to meet the unique needs of this group.
Relate, Motivate, Rehabilitate
This service is a fee paying service whereby Dementia Australia NT can provide sessions of individual social support for people with dementia who are currently residing in hospital or a residential care facility.
Marie Gray Library, Darwin and Hazel Hawke Library, Alice Springs
Dementia Australia NT maintains two specialist libraries including books, research papers, journals, magazines and DVDs. Become a member of Dementia Australia to access library resources.
Advocacy and Your Rights
Be aware of your rights, be assured of our confidentiality and be supported at all times throughout your involvement with Dementia Australia NT.
HeartKids is the compass to help navigate the lifetime journey of the 64,000 Australian children, teens and adults affected by congenital heart disease. Our aim is to help them -and their families – to lead the most fulfilling life possible and to reach their personal goals.
We are the voice for all people impacted by congenital heart disease – the largest cause of infant death in Australia.
Our work is focused on our four pillars of Advocacy, Information, Research and Support.
Peak Industry Body for Disability Services
The national industry association for disability services in the Northern Territory. NDS assists members to operate efficient and effective services and to meet relevant industry & government standards through the provision of information and advice, networking opportunities and access to corporate support.
AADANT is the peak body for Alcohol and Other Drugs in the Northern Territory.
As an independent, membership-driven, not-for-profit association, we work with our members to support and strengthen AOD service delivery for people who experience harmful substance use in the NT.
Our mission is to build and maintain a strong, sustainable and culturally diverse Alcohol and Other Drugs (AOD) sector that works together to reduce alcohol and other drug related harm across the Northern Territory.
Asthma Australia and its State/Territory Asthma Foundations – the nations’ leading lung health charity.
Asthma Swim Program
Provides healthy swimming activities for children with asthma.
Provides asthma education for schools, child care centres,sporting organisations and other community groups.
Individual health consultations are available for people with asthma.
Equipment & Aids
Health equipment and aids to help manage asthma are available for sale.
Visits are conducted for those in hospital with asthma related conditions.
Information Stands & Displays
Information stands and displays are available for health promotion related to asthma.
Spirometry testing is available for asthma-related healthconditions.
Telephone Advice Line
Telephone advice is available about health issues related to asthma.