Optus RockCorps, the global volunteering phenomena, is set to make its Australian debut imminently. The gang has some big plans for its mission Down Under, and you can help make it happen and be rewarded in the process – in exchange for donating 4 hours of your day to a worthy cause, you will score yourself tickets to catch a show that literally no amount of money can buy.
Having made an immeasurable impact on the lives of kids with behavioural problems between years 5 and 10, and their families, the hard work of Green Square School has not gone unnoticed. It’s because of this hard work and their goal of helping these young ones learn the skills to thrive in the mainstream schooling system that the Green Square School was selected as the charity that your volunteer work will be benefitting.
On Monday, 6th March from 2pm, Optus RockCorps are calling all creative cats to rise to the occasion. For a mere 4 hours, you will be donning your best painting smock and rubbing shoulders with a horde of like-minded individuals as you get cracking on giving the playground a much-needed paint job, as well as sprucing up their gardens. You can also help out with the creation of a race track for the kids’ remote-control cars.
Your hard work will be rewarded with tickets to catch The Script, Labrinth and Guy Sebastian perform live at the Hordern Pavilion come Thursday, 11th April. But perhaps the best reward is knowing that these kids will rock up to school with their minds totally blown.
To mark the launch of Optus RockCorps in Australia, four Sydney-based muralists created “Give, Get Given” inspired murals, using the themes of music and volunteering, to show their support. In just 4 hours muralists Judd Shoppee, Stuart Barber, Evan Cremer and Dallas Clark transformed their blank canvases into their own interpretation of Optus RockCorps.
Don’t be shy – a bunch of us here at Music Feeds have put our hands up. Personally, I can’t paint or garden so here’s hoping for some sort of supervision role.
To sign up, click here and follow the prompts. And, hey… Thanks in advance!