Featured Volunteer Opportunity

Youth at Work Mentor SSI Youth@Work mentors support young people from refugee and migrant backgrounds to adapt to the workplace and stay in work in Australia.

The program aims to enhance the career outcomes of participants who often find it difficult to secure long term employment in Australia because of language and cultural barriers.

Mentors connect with participants via phone, email, text or in person for up to six months to help young people set the foundations for their career goals.

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Volunteer Opportunities

Staples Bay Assistant The Staples Bag is a social enterprise where groceries are sold at discounted prices to improve access to nutritious and affordable food, and help address the growing issue of people living below the poverty line. With its primary store in Campsie, The Staples Bag also operates pop-up stores at retirement villages, social housing estates and in other community centres in partnership with local community organisations throughout the Sydney Metro Area.

Store assistants will support SSI staff to provide high quality service to Staples Bag customers, with tasks including stocking shelves, packing, product pricing and customer service.

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Success stories

Karim's small business success while seeking asylum

Ignite Small Business Start-ups client Karim.Karim* arrived in Australia in 2012 to seek asylum when it became unsafe for him to stay in Iran.

An electrical engineer by trade and with a wealth of experience, he owned and operated his own business in his home town of Shiraz, Iran.

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