Individually, we are one drop.
Together, we are an ocean.
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Become a member of The Nest Community
As a volunteer run organisation, The Nest Community brings together diverse women with a passion for handmade and sustainable living. Working alongside each other with purpose has been the basis of lifelong connection and friendship across our community.
Volunteers manage our haberdashery thrift shop, sorting donations, and serving and providing advice to customers, and look after our regular craft pop up stalls or special events. Our garden volunteers look after our community garden, weeding, potting plants for the nursery, and watering. We encourage volunteers to share their skills through workshops or administration support.
We welcome contributions of as little as 4 hours a month or as many days as you like.
How to get involved
Volunteers at our Haberdashery Thrift Shop work together to sort donations, organise stock, serve and socialise with our customers, and offer advice on craft projects. Our friendly shift leaders will make you feel welcome, ensure your transition into the team is pleasant, and help you find a role that you are comfortable with.
We are always looking for more volunteers to share their skills with the community, regardless of skill-level or prior experience. Sharing your passion, offering your company and enjoying the buzz that a love of handmade creates are some of the main ways that you can enjoy yourself when you volunteer within our workshop program.
Whether you are an experienced green thumb or first-time gardener, we need your help to support our community programs and workshops, maintain our beautiful grounds and even tend to our chooks. Spend time in our beautiful backyard garden and reap the health and wellbeing benefits of time spent in nature.
Our flagship mentoring program, The Nest Exchange Project, provides a unique opportunity to for young women to benefit from social connection and emotional guidance. The aim of the program is to introduce them to handmade living skills as a soft entry point into the nurturing environment of our community home. The word exchange is deliberate, as we believe that this program empowers the mentor as much as the student.