We Are Mobilise

Help us ignite a movement

We Are Mobilise have a range of volunteer opportunities available for groups, interns and individuals. 

Outreach

Outreach is the backbone of We Are Mobilise’s mission. We began with an Outreach back in 2016, and though we’ve grown a lot in the last eight years, our core mission remains the same.

Join us in capital cities across Australia as we connect with people experiencing homelessness, providing essential goods and, most importantly, some human connection. Running in Brisbane, Canberra, Melbourne and Sydney, Outreach consists of small groups of volunteers directly engaging with our friends on the street. There is no minimum commitment required, you’ll be given full training and preparation, and you’ll be supervised by experienced members of the team the entire time.

Click below to learn more about Outreach and join us at our next event!

With huge volunteering, sporting and fundraising events coming up in 2024, this is a huge year to become part of the Mobilise community. Sign up using our form to be the first in the know about how you can help us ignite a movement and end homelessness in Australia.

Hrishi, a dedicated volunteer with We Are Mobilise, has this to say about his experience:

We’re currently in the late stages of building our new online volunteer management system. Until then, fill out the form to your right, which will take you through to our Facebook group.

There you’ll be able to join our online community and view upcoming Outreach events!

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We will soon launch our dedicated volunteer management platform. Stay tuned!

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We Are Mobilise has been built by the skills, dedication and unification of individuals all across Australia. We continue to grow from strength to strength and there is always more work to do. If Outreach isn’t your thing but you’re still interested in joining our cause, we’d love to hear from you!

We have internship opportunities available for volunteers who want to expand upon their skills, whether that be in marketing, graphic design, events management, programs, operations, you name it.

We also offer corporate volunteering for professionals who want to provide low-bono or pro-bono work

Please get in touch with a member of the team at [email protected] or fill in the form below.

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Volunteer FAQs

How do I sign up to volunteer?

The easiest way to sign up is by filling in the blue ‘Get Involved’ form on this page. You’ll then be sent to our Facebook group where you can join our online community and view our upcoming Outreach events. 

If you have any questions or would like some assistance, please contact us at [email protected]

Volunteering at We Are Mobilise is a hugely rewarding experience. Connecting with our friends on the street is a small gesture with a big impact, and can have a powerful effect on somebody’s life.

Here’s what you can expect when volunteering with Mobilise:

  • Flexible commitment: Our Outreaches are just two-hour sessions on weekends. Internships and corporate volunteering is structured on a case-by-case basis to fit around your needs. 
  • Learn about homelessness: Gain firsthand experience and challenge stereotypes.
  • Develop valuable skills: Enhance your communication, empathy, and teamwork skills.
  • Become part of a community: Meet like-minded individuals passionate about social change.
  • Contribute to impactful research: Data from our Outreaches helps inform solutions for homelessness.

Mobilise are also happy to provide references and recommendations for committed and dedicated volunteers.

Head to the Outreach page on our website, or you can contact the team directly at [email protected]

Drop us an email with all your relevant information at [email protected]. We don’t always have space available but we’d love to hear from you!

Sign up for the global fundraising platform GoFundMe to fundraise on our behalf. From there, you can choose any challenge you want to fundraise! Run a marathon, do a 24-hour workout, or whatever you can dream up. Get creative as you like! 

All you have to do is click this link https://www.gofundme.com/en-au/c/act/fundraise-for-mobilise, set up your fundraiser, and get sharing. Drop us a line to keep us informed on what you’re up to, we can’t wait to see what you’ve got in store!

Currently, we are not accepting donations of clothes or food. We have significant stocks of both from a range of different partners so want to ensure that these items get to those who need them most. We appreciate you wanting to donate these to Mobilise, but we encourage you to find a local charity in your community that will accept these.

Click into the ‘Our Programs’ page on our website to learn about what we do!

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Andrew Sloman

Andrew has recently joined the Board after initial conversations with Anthony and Noah where they expressed a desire to source risk, governance and financial expertise to the organisation and would Andrew recommend anyone from his networks.

So taken was Andrew with the organisation, the mission, strategy and people that he decided to contribute himself and leverage his 30 years experience as a registered company auditor, risk and internal audit practitioner.

As a Fellow of Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand, you can often find him criss crossing the Tasman Sea and mumbling the occasional word of Te Reo Maori. He also holds governance roles as a Board Member of the Victorian Local Governance Association and is an independent member of Risk Committees at the Richmond Football Club and the A.G. Coombs Group.

He is passionate about managing risk in sectors including charities/not-for-profits, Local Government, Sport and Sport Infrastructure, and you will find him most weekends at the MCG cheering on his beloved Tigers.

Jenna Downer

Having spent the last decade working across corporate and philanthropic partnerships, across both National Sporting Organisations, and international not-for-profits, Jenna is passionate about the human experience, believing we all have opportunity, and the responsibility to improve to world of tomorrow.

With attitude of curiosity, and a knack commercialising programs, Jenna creates value for organisations seeking to make tangible social impact, championing sustainable development principles across commercial and philanthropic partnerships. 

With a career built around relationships and networks, weekends mean are a change of pace, often spent at the dog park with a great Melbourne-brewed coffee in hand.

Trent Milvain

Trent is the Chief Operating Officer of Law Squared.

He has overseen the firm’s growth over the past eight years alongside Demetrio Zema and the business, laying and executing the firm’s strategy–from new legal and non–legal service lines to integrating teams across Australia, United Kingdom, and most recently an office in Auckland, New Zealand.

A sample of Trent’s responsibilities includes leading the firm’s culture, capability, and day-to-day operations.

His strategic approach has also led to the establishment of a Legal Technology function that provides helps corporate legal departments optimise their legal operations & technology.

Trent advises a Melbourne-based FinTech and is a founding board member for We Are Mobilse which is on a mission to positively transform the lives of those facing homelessness across Australia.

Previously, Trent worked as a Commercial Manager for one of Australia’s leading retail groups and has advised a construction firm in Melbourne.

In his free time, Trent enjoys learning and experiencing new things, spending time with friends and family, and watching live sports.

Chris King

Chris King

Chris is one of the founding volunteers of We Are Mobilise, which started in 2016 and has served as a director on the board since its conception.

Early in his time with We Are Mobilise, Chris realised the power of conversation and was troubled by the isolation that those facing homelessness felt. It became clear that the isolation was feeding a disconnect, not only from society but also from their sense of humanity; compelled by this, Chris continued to do what he could to recognise, acknowledge and help those living with homelessness.

Over the years, his role has changed from a more hands-on approach running the volunteer marketing team to a more strategic role assisting the full-time staff to grow We Are Mobilise to its most impactful state.

In his day job, although rarely just during the day, Chris is a founding employee of the creative business Bullfrog, specialising in communications, commercialisation and innovation. He primarily works across Production and Client Management for various national and international companies.

Anthony Alsop

Anthony Alsop

Attracted by the impact of multiple outreach experiences in 2022, Anthony joined the board of We Are Mobilise that year before assuming the role of Chief Marketing Officer in 2023.

His career journey spans the sports industry, with stints at the Australian Football League’s Richmond Football Club and Brisbane Lions as well as Tennis Australia, and Channel 7. Beyond our Aussie borders, he left his mark in the hustle and bustle of New York with the National Basketball Association.

Anthony’s passion is storytelling, having created documentaries, TV shows, and podcasts throughout his career. He’s not just a behind-the-scenes guy; he’s been in the executive hot seat and led communications during his tenure within the AFL. He leads our marketing function and infuses his unique storytelling into our branding, communications, partnerships, and fundraising efforts.

Off the clock, you’ll find Anthony playing basketball, at the movies, or hanging out with family and friends. Catch him in action from his appearance on ABC’s Hard Quiz for a dose of his lighter side.
Danielle Schutte

Danielle Schutte

Danielle joined the Mobilise board in 2021 after a conversation with Noah where they decided they could change the world. After 2 years of volunteering, she decided that the only way we could get there was to focus on the mission full-time, when she joined as Chief Operating Officer.

Danielle has always been interested in the big global systems that impact people’s lives every day and has built a career on trying to understand and change these for the better.

This long-time hospo worker journeyed through a Masters in Public Health, stints in advocacy, to management consulting in the health sector and a strategy at a large federal government agency.

She’s been able to use this to develop our flagship programs from scratch and build the back-end of Mobilise into a more efficient operation, and making sure we’re focussed on using technology to help us help our friends on the street. You can check out her weirder side in her passion project: a podcast mixing health technology and the healing powers of music.

Otherwise you can find her riding a scooter to a gig near you or doing circus aerial tricks (badly).

CEO Noah Yang

Noah Yang

Noah is the Founder of We Are Mobilise and currently serves as Managing Director/CEO.

Challenged by the understanding that no-one in Australia should have to sleep on the street, the Mobilise journey began when Noah and a friend set out with bags of bread to have conversations with those they met. Since that day, Noah has lead We Are Mobilise from a grassroots movement focused on assertive outreach through to an ACNC-registered national charity which has recently completed the $2 million+ Nedd Brockmann campaign – positioning it ready to deliver impact across its 3 core pillars.

Noah’s background was in management consulting and he has an inquisitive nature, passionate about leveraging commercial solutions to make a social impact.

He has coupled a diverse consulting experience with a global education, informing his passion for innovation and an eagerness to deploy an entrepreneurial approach to business building.

Outside of Mobilise, Noah enjoyed building a project called ‘ASX Investor’ – a digital media channel that amassed 25,000+ total followers and featured interviews with CEO’s from across the ASX.