Kids & Teens

School holiday programs

Give them something (good) to do

Want to keep your child busy during the school holidays with interesting activities that are also fun and meaningful?

Our school holiday programs are the perfect chance to introduce your child to the world of volunteering – and empower them to give back in an age-appropriate way.

Cook4Good Little Helpers – Parramatta

For kids aged 5-7 years (school age, and their parents)

You and your child will help prepare easy meals for those experiencing homelessness and tough times. All meals will be given to our charity partners, who will then distribute to their clients.

A great introduction to our community Cook4Good program, this session is designed for parents and children to work together.

Cost:

$50 per child (free for adults)

Place:

Salvation Army Community Centre, Level 1, 426 Church Street North Parramatta NSW 2150

Time:

10:00am – 12:00pm

What else you need to know:
  • An adult must accompany your child – with a maximum of 1 adult per 3 children.

Helping Hands for the Homeless – Parramatta

For kids aged 8-14 (Years 3-8)

Join us for a fun filled day supporting vulnerable communities as we make meals, bake yummy treats and create essential care packs. We look forward to hosting you for our first ALL DAY Helping Hands in Parramatta as we cater to the requests of the Salvation Army community!

Kids are sure to feel proud of what they’ve achieved throughout the day.

Cost:

$90 per child

Place:

Salvation Army Community Centre, level 1, 426 Church Street North Parramatta NSW 2150

Time:

9:30pm – 3:00pm

What else you need to know:
  • Your child must wear closed toe, rubber soled shoes for safety (as knives are used to prepare meals).
  • This is a drop-off session (parents do not participate).
  • Each program may be slightly different, as we structure sessions around our charity partners’ needs.

Cook4Good Little Helpers – Paddington

For kids aged 5-7 years (school age, and their parents)

You and your child will help prepare easy meals for those experiencing homelessness and tough times. All meals will be given to our charity partners, who will then distribute to their clients.

A great introduction to our community Cook4Good program, this session is designed for parents and children to work together.

Cost:

$50 per child (free for adults)

Place:

Kids Giving Back hub, Level 1, 220-232 Oxford St, Paddington NSW 2021

Time:

10:00am – 12:00pm

What else you need to know:
  • An adult must accompany your child – with a maximum of 1 adult per 3 children.

Helping Hands for the Homeless – Paddington

For kids aged 8-14 (Years 3-8)

As a full day activity, your child will cook meals and assemble essential items for people experiencing homelessness and tough times.

Kids will learn about the causes and impacts of homelessness – and how their community supports those most vulnerable. They will also meet inspiring people who are improving the lives of the homeless and vulnerable every day.

Cost:

$100 per child (includes lunch, but please BYO if your child has special dietary requirements)

Place:

Kids Giving Back hub, level 1, 220-232 Oxford St, Paddington NSW 2021

Time:

9:30am – 3:30pm

What to bring:

Nut-free morning and afternoon tea, and a drink

What else you need to know:
  • Your child must wear closed toe, rubber soled shoes for safety (as knives are used to prepare meals).
  • This is a drop-off session (parents do not participate).
  • Each program may be slightly different, as we structure sessions around our charity partners’ needs.

Cook4Good Teens – Paddington

For kids aged 14-18 years

Help us cook nutritious meals for people experiencing homelessness. These meals will be donated and served that same evening by our local charity partners who support Sydney’s most vulnerable.

Cost:

$50 per person

Place:

Kids Giving Back hub, Level 1, 220-232 Oxford St, Paddington NSW 2021

Time:

1:30pm – 3:30pm

What else you need to know:
  • Participants must wear closed toe, rubber soled shoes for safety (as knives are used to prepare meals).