We are a charity called Hair Aid. Hair Aid has two main projects: International projects and Hair Aid Community Cuts (HACCs).
International projects: Hair Aid’s first mission is to recruit and send volunteer hairdressers, from all around the world, to overseas locations to provide free hair cutting training for people living in critical poverty. Our teams volunteer directly with people living on the street, or slum communities, or with ladies rescued from the sex trade and prostitution gangs. Our volunteer hairdressers teach a five day hair cutting course, that gives the skill to cut five basic haircuts. This skill can then be used to start a micro business and create an income to support themselves and their families. We have been doing this training in the Philippines, Thailand ,Indonesia and Cambodia. In 2020 our projects will expand to Vietnam.
Hair Aid’s second mission is to recruit and coordinate volunteer hairdressers to work with organisations in their local community (support organisations, churches, community groups, etc) that support those in our own communities that need a hand. We call these events Hair Aid Community Cuts (HACCs). Our teams support community groups, charities, government organisations and/or church groups that care for homeless, domestic violence sufferers, migrants or those just in suffering at a time of crisis. Our teams provide free haircuts, for 2 –3 hours every six weeks at their local Hair Aid Community Cuts event.
It is with this all these events we need help. However you must know that I organise all these events from my home address with this, at Woolloongabba, not a corporate office. If this suits you I am looking for a volunteer that would be happy to do one meet and greet and perhaps a few hours a week to start with to understand what needs to be done, then 2-3 hours a fortnight ongoing. Does this sound like something you would like to do?
I do conduct inductions sessions, for new volunteers to come along and hear what Hair Aid is all about – but I ask that you listen to podcasts on our web site first then decide if Hair Aid is for you!