Orange Sky provides a free mobile laundry and shower service for Kiwis experiencing homelessness.
We want to make sure our friends not only have access to free laundry and shower services, but also the opportunity to connect and share genuine conversations with our volunteers.
Each week, more than 160 volunteers give their time to help positively connect with some of the 41,600 New Zealanders doing it tough. The focus is on creating a safe and supportive environment for people who are too often ignored, or who feel disconnected from their community.
What makes up the Orange Sky service?
An Orange Sky Shift
Every shift has a team of three or four volunteers who are rostered on regular weekly or fortnightly shifts. We always work alongside service providers to ensure that we’re best supporting the community.
Friends & Volunteers
You will hear the word ‘friend’ used a lot at Orange Sky. We don’t refer to people who use our service as clients or customers - they are our friends.
A Great Conversation
Orange Sky provides a laundry and shower service, but it’s the connection and conversations that happen on shift while sitting on orange chairs that have the greatest impact.