Training for Mackay Street Chaplaincy

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Since December 2012, Mackay Street Chaplains have become well-known in the City Centre on Friday evenings as well as on some special dates such as New Year. The teams are made up of volunteers from across the churches of Mackay as well as from the wider community and have the support of Mackay businesses, our Council’s City Safe Committee and Police.

Mackay Street Chaplaincy offers a caring presence, engaging with night club patrons and others offering practical help: water, first aid, and a listening ear.  The chaplains cooperate with police, ambulance, security personnel and taxi marshalls to provide a safeguard for those in need of assistance in our nightclub precinct. The volunteers  wearing distinctive purple vests patrol in pairs, seeking ways to assist people who may be at risk.  Our goal is to help make nights out in the City Heart safer and more enjoyable and to assist people to get home safely.  Recruiting now! 

Volunteer Training dates for 2014:


  • 8-­‐9 March
  • 14-­‐15 June
  • 13-­‐14 September

Volunteers are required to hold a current Blue Card and First Aid Certificate.  We ask volunteers to commit to one shift:  11pm-3am per month. 

For further information phone Rev Ann on 07 4957 3341 or email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it   

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