Volunteering

WANT TO MAKE A POSITIVE CONTRIBUTION?

BECOME A VOLUNTEER WITH CAPS!

What is involved in being a volunteer for CAPS?
Our volunteer roles can vary from client support to social media, we are always looking for people that have a passion for helping others.

Do I need to have experience?
Previous experience is not always required to become a volunteer with CAPS dependent on the area you wish to support us with plus training is provided to help increase your knowledge and skills in the area of suicide prevention.

What are the time commitments?
You can volunteer from as little as one hour per week. We are looking for individuals that are able to commit to volunteering for a minimum period of 6 months.

What’s in it for me?
Benefits of Volunteering include expanding your skills and experience and increasing your employability. If you are undertaking study, volunteering can help to give you real world experience and context to your field of study. Most importantly, by volunteering your time and skills, you are helping to enable CAPS to continue working with those at risk of suicide and their families.

So what next?
Email admin@talksuicide.org.au and ask for a volunteer application form to be sent, once we have received this we will be in contact regarding how you could best support us achieve our goals!


Volunteer Application

What volunteer role(s) are you interested in participating?

Client SupportAdministrationSocial MediaEventsOther

Are you able to attend half day training?

YesNo

If you have a resume you would like to include please send it through to us also at admin@talksuicide.org.au.

Alternatively feel free to download the application form and send it in via mail

Download Application Form (PDF)


Youth Advisory Group

WANT TO MAKE A POSITIVE CONTRIBUTION?

BECOME A YOUTH TALK SUICIDE ADVISORY MEMBER!

 
What is Youth Talk Suicide Advisory Group?
Youth Talk Suicide Advisory Group is a collection of young individuals who can bring unique knowledge, skills and ideas to complement the organisation, Community Actions for the Prevention of Suicide (CAPS) Inc. on how we can work with young people more effectively.

Do I need to have experience?
Previous experience is not required to join YTSAG however you do need to be aged between 15 and 25 years’ old

What does the role involve?
o Participating in regular YTSAG meetings
o Keeping well informed of youth issues
o Building and maintaining relationships with a range of local youth networks
o Providing essential insight and knowledge into the issues affecting young people

What are the time commitments?
o Monthly meetings to discuss matters relating to the Youth Talk Suicide Project
o Be willing to commit to a minimum of 6 months with the group
o There will be an expectation that you participate regularly in discussions, activities and projects
What’s in it for me?
o Be a voice for young people and represent your peers
o Meet like-minded people that share a passion for youth wellbeing
o Receive training in suicide awareness and prevention
Do I get paid for this role?
This is an unpaid volunteer role however refreshments will be provided at each face to face monthly meeting.
When do the meetings happen and where?
Location: New Farm Neighbourhood Centre
967 Brunswick Street, New Farm Qld 4005
When: 2nd Monday of each month
Time: 5:30pm – 7:30pm

To register your interest to participate in the Youth Talk Suicide Advisory Group with CAPS Inc. email youth@talksuicide.org.au or call us on 1800 008 225.


Donate

Community Action for the Prevention of Suicide (CAPS) is a not-for-profit community association based in Brisbane, working to support people at risk of suicide.

As we do not receive government funding we rely solely on the generosity of individuals in the community for donations to enable us to continue our work. With your financial support we can continue to help people at risk of suicide and their families.

These much needed funds enable us to provide a unique support service entirely focused on the individual to coordinate care, attention and emotional support for people at risk of suicide, and for those who are concerned for someone at risk.

Please click here to help us be able to continue providing this valuable service and save someone’s life.


Fundraise

Whether you are an organisation, school, community group or individual, there are many different ways you can fundraise to enable CAPS to continue providing support to those at risk of suicide.

Why not host an event? 

Event ideas could include:-

  • Charity Auction
  • Golf Day
  • Community Fun Day
  • Morning or Afternoon Tea
  • Trivia Night

Do you like to compete in sporting events?

You could raise much needed funds for CAPS by simply doing what you love whether it be competing in the Gold Coast Marathon or the Noosa Triathlon.

If you are interested in fundraising for CAPS please visit give now to create your own fundraising page. All you have to do then is promote your event to family and friends and on Facebook so they can donate online.

If you have any questions regarding fundraising please contact us on 1800 008 255.

Membership

Do you want to keep up to date with CAPS activities and support our work in the community to reduce the risk of suicide?

The simplest way to show your support is by becoming a member of CAPS. Becoming a member will enable your involvement at our AGM plus you will receive our quarterly newsletter and invitations to events.

CAPS Inc is a registered, not for profit charity that needs the help of individuals and companies to undertake its charter of helping people at risk of suicide.

To apply for membership please follow the link below, complete our membership form and submit, with your payment to: admin@caps.org.au or PO Box 132, Stones Corner Q. 4120.

If you would like more information please phone us on 1800 008 255.

Fees

  • Membership renewal                  $ 30.00
  • Individual membership               $ 30.00
  • Family membership                       $ 40.00
  • Student/Seniors membership    $ 15.00
  • Organisation membership          $ 75.00

Membership Form (pdf) 

To open a PDF you will need Adobe Reader which you can download for free at: http://get.adobe.com/reader/

Join CAPS Today – With your membership, we can help people at risk of suicide.


 

Corporate Partnerships

With suicide taking more lives than road accidents and on average 6 deaths by suicide happening every day in Australia, it is likely that many of your employees will know someone who has taken their own life.

CAPS is seeking corporate partners (small, medium and large) to work with us collaboratively to address the issue of suicide within their businesses and the wider community.

There are many ways in which your business, be it big or small, can partner with CAPS. Through a customised partnership that meets your specific objectives, you will not only be able to enjoy a range of strategic and commercial benefits for your business, but importantly help us continue our work in supporting those at risk.

Depending on what you want to achieve, the type of partnership, and how you choose to implement it, a partnership with CAPS can bring a range of benefits including:

  • increased brand equity and credibility
  • positive media and PR coverage, with positive brand positioning to key audiences
  • the ability to execute cut through marketing by a demonstrated point of difference
  • increased sales and market share
  • increased employee engagement through recruitment and retention, team morale, and health and wellbeing
  • enhanced customer relationships and community engagement
  • demonstrated leadership in corporate social responsibility and sustainable practices, that enhances relationships.

Some of the ways your business can get involved with CAPS include:

Employee EngagementEmployees can become involved with CAPS in various ways including team fundraising initiatives (link to fundraising page), Workplace Giving (link to workplace giving page), and volunteering (link to volunteering page).

Sponsorships CAPS offers many ways to sponsor specific events, campaigns and programs. Your business will be given a range of tailored benefits and recognition to meet your specific sponsorship objectives.

Goods and ServicesCAPS relies on the generous contributions of companies who give their time, goods and services to help us continue the work we do with those at risk and their families and friends. Be it professional services to ensure campaigns are successful or donations for raffles and auctions at events, CAPS is extremely grateful to all companies and employees who help to ensure every event and campaign is a success.

Cause-related marketingAligning your marketing campaigns with CAPS cause can lead to improved brand recognition and increased sales, whilst raising awareness of an issue that exists in our community.

 

For more information about Corporate Partnerships with CAPS,
please contact us on 1800 008 255 or
email us on admin@caps.org.au

Workplace Giving

With just a small pre-tax donation from your pay, you can help us continue on making a difference to the lives of those at risk of suicide.

Workplace giving is a program that lets employees donate money on a regular basis to charities that are a registered deductible gift recipient (DGR) which means that donations to the charity are deductible for taxation purposes.

Workplace Gving operates under a pre-tax system, which results in an automatic tax deduction for employees, without the need for staff to keep and claim receipts. There is no tax payable on the amount employees forego, and no liability for fringe benefits tax.

Benefits of Workplace Giving to Buisnesses

  • Improved workplace culture
  • Attraction and retention of quality staff
  • Builds workplace morale and engagement
  • Builds support from your local communities and customers
  • Adds value to your company’s reputation and brand.

How Workplace Giving works

Workplace Giving information for employees

Your employer must have a Workplace Giving program in place. Any employer who has one or more staff may start a workplace giving program.

If your employer agrees to set up a Workplace Giving program, they can do it by following a few simple steps. Employers should look at the workplace giving program on the ATO website or us on phone 1800 008 255.

Workplace Giving information for employers

Once established, Workplace Giving provides your business with a rewarding, low cost and low maintenance way to support those at risk of suicide. Workplace Giving can be easily managed through your normal payroll system with no tax forms to fill out. What’s more, if your company decides to match donations made by your employees, it significantly increases the impact the Workplace Giving has for those at risk.

For more information, look at the workplace giving program on the ATO website or us on phone 1800 008 255.