We Are Mobilise

Outreach offers trust, companionship and conversation to our friends on the streets

Outreach is our signature volunteer program. It involves connecting with people experiencing homelessness, offering them some essential items, conversation, and most importantly, some human connection.

How Outreach Began

It all started with a group of mates taking donated loaves of bread to people sleeping rough on the street - uncut and without anything to put on them, people rightly refused the gift! But everyone they came across who was sleeping rough invited them to stay and chat because the social connection was what they wanted most. Those insights are still the lifeblood of Outreach today. The point is not to provide food or money, but conversations held in the spirit of curiosity and empathy.

How Outreach Works

Outreach has three essential components:

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Where We Are

Our Canberra operation differs slightly. Instead of walking the streets directly, we have partnered with the Early Morning Centre as one of their service-providers. We have a stall set-up giving out clothing and other essential items, but our approach to Outreach and our emphasis on human connection remains the same.

Outreach Structure

Outreach Coordinators

Our Coordinators lead and take full responsibility of our Outreach events.
They are experienced and dedicated volunteers who will provide help every step of the way.

Outreach Team Leaders

Team Leaders help the Outreach Coordinator in the running of the event and supervising of small groups of volunteers.


The lifeblood of Outreach! Our amazing volunteers dedicate their time to provide support for people experiencing homelessness

How to Join

Sign up using our form to be the stay informed and be the first to know about local volunteering opportunities!

We’re currently in the late stages of building our brand new online volunteer management system. Once live, you’ll be able to create your own profile and join future Outreach events directly from our website. Until then, our Outreach events are facilitated through social media.

Pressing ‘Send’ will take you through to our Facebook group. There you’ll be able to see our upcoming Outreach events and join our online community.

If you have any questions or want to talk to a member of our team we’d love to hear from you!

Please drop us an email at [email protected].

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

From our friends on the street

I am so appreciative of you guys stopping that I want to write your names into my art - thank you.

No matter how tough things are, you are never given more than you can handle and as long as you can look in the mirror and be proud of who you are, life is good.

My love for painting keeps me busy and positive after being homeless for so long. Thank you for sitting with me, I really needed this today.

From our volunteers

Stories from the street

Outreach FAQs

When is Outreach?

Outreach is just two hours every other Sunday in Brisbane, Melbourne and Sydney, and on Saturdays in Canberra. You can see specific dates and times by joining our Facebook group. Watch this space: Our new online volunteering management system is coming soon! 

No prior experience is needed, just a willingness to connect and make a difference!

No! You can join us as much or as little as you like. 

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.
  • 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.

At the end of each Outreach everybody gathers together to share and discuss the stories they’ve heard. We do also offer free mental health support and counselling through Beyond Blue – please get in touch with us at [email protected] for more information. 

We’re always on the lookout for more Coordinators and Team Leaders here at Mobilise! We like to encourage progression and will always support volunteers who are keen to dedicate more time to our cause.

It’s really important that all our Coordinators and Team Leaders are experienced in Outreach and have a full understanding of what it entails. Any volunteers who are considering progressing should attend as many Outreaches as they can, and use that time to speak and learn from our existing team. 

Please drop us an email at [email protected] with more information about yourself and your experience. We can’t wait to hear from you!


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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.