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Breakfast Programs

Our breakfast programs operate each week during school terms at three local High Schools. Equipped with our BBQ trailer, we cook cheese toasties or pancakes on site and serve to students (free of charge). The purpose of the program is to provide a breakfast for those that are hungry. While doing so we hope to engage with young people and build relations with the schools as an avenue for other services provided by Oasis.

Operating Times:
Tuesdays (Waratah), Thursdays (Newcastle) and Fridays (Lambton). Meeting at Oasis at 7:30am SHARP and returning by 9:15am. If volunteers live close to either of the schools, it may be possible to arrange to meet directly at the site at 8am and finish by 8:45am.

Drop House

The Drop House is a youth venue in Hamilton at the Salvation Army building on Cleary Street. The purpose is to engage young people with the service and therefore opening up opportunities to connect with their family and close relationships. Everything at the venue is free to ensure that no young person feels limited or pressured in their attendance and what they can do whilst at the Drop House. Photos and other information on what is offered can be viewed at

Drive for Life

Drive for Life is a driver training and mentoring program that equips disadvantaged young people with practical and emotional skills needed to obtain their drivers licence. The program removes barriers and provides a pathway towards positive role models, developing independent life skills and improving employment prospects. Volunteer driving mentors are intrinsic to the success of the Drive For Life program. They provide ongoing support and mentorship to program participants – young learner drivers who need to log 120 practice driving hours before they can sit their driving test.

We are looking for new volunteer driving mentors for our Newcastle and Singleton programs.

Streetsafe Salvos

Streetsafe Salvos is a night-time safety initiative of The Salvation Army in association with the City of Newcastle and the Newcastle Local Area Command of NSW Police. Volunteers from the Salvos head out into the Newcastle city centre and Hamilton on a Saturday night to help young people stay safe and get home safe. Streetsafe Team members positively engage with young people who are out in the city, see how their night is going and hand out water, lollipops and thongs. Teams also assist people to get public transport home, provide them with a safe place to recuperate and can also perform basic first aid or phone an ambulance if required.

To express interest in volunteering for Streetsafe Salvos or any other program at Oasis, please fill out:

Expression of Interest Form