Volunteer Opportunities

Mr Kiplin volunteerSocial support volunteers help newly arrived refugees and people seeking asylum to access local services and build social networks in their local community.

Volunteers also support recent-arrivals to gain a better understanding of Australian cultural practices and the public transport system.

For the Social Support role, proficiency in a relevant community language is essential. Examples include Arabic, Tamil, Dari, Farsi, Burmese, Rohingya, Karen and Nepali, and other community languages as required.

SSI is currently seeking only social support volunteers with Arabic, Assyrian and Tibetan language skills. 

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Simon Shahin: The road from Syria to Australia

Former refugee Simon Shahin standing in front of a tree.From the first day I arrived in Australia, it felt like home. Everyone gets homesick sometimes, but if you have goals and dreams, it constantly drives you forward and takes your mind off the past.

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