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

Hubs breakfast clubThe Community Hubs Program is based in primary schools. It aims to support migrant and refugee families (including children 0 to 5 years of age) by offering meaningful social activities, as well as access to support services, including local education, health, community and settlement services.

Breakfast Clubs, in schools, have been established to promote the nutritional benefits of breakfast. The Breakfast Club assistant will work alongside their Community Hub Leader to provide students, who do not normally get the opportunity to eat breakfast, with a nutritional start to their day.

Breakfast Club assistants are required at various locations in Bankstown, Cumberland, Parramatta, Blacktown and Fairfield, and must be committed to regular attendance at two breakfast clubs per fortnight. Times and days will vary across hubs and Breakfast Clubs are only held during school terms.

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Success stories

“Humanity and freedom” celebrated on Australia Day

Behrooz Gouniai and his family. at Circular Quay.This Australia Day Behrooz Gouniai and his family will be at the beach, like millions of others, celebrating what being Aussie means to them. Behrooz, 64, came to Australia as a refugee more than 30 years ago after being pushed out of Iran first, and then India.

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