Community Based Initiatives
The Welcome Project
The Welcome Project builds a sense of belonging and connection for newcomers to Australia. It connects local volunteer Welcome Ambassadors (established residents of the region) to newcomer families and individuals (from refugee backgrounds).
Welcome Ambassadors support newcomers to explore their new community by visiting different sites and activities across their region. The project is unique in that it tailors the activities according to the Ambassadors and individuals interests to make interactions meaningful.
Newcomers build their confidence while making connections with new people. The aim is to encourage intercultural dialogue and cross-cultural relationships.
Community stakeholders are partners and support through connections to local activities and sites or hosting events. They
include Local Governments, businesses, community groups and organisations and many others.
How to get involved:
- Become a Welcome Ambassador
Partner with us to host an activity or event