Coffs Harbour Volunteer Opportunities

 

Community support assistant (community language)


Youth at Work Mentor

Please note: this volunteer opportunity is based at Coffs Harbour.

The Humanitarian Settlement Program (HSP) supports refugees from the moment they arrive at the airport. Upon arrival, SSI’s HSP team provides essential support and information to assist and empower refugees to gain independence and build strong connections in their new communities.
Community Support Assistants build on the case management support offered to clients of HSP by providing language support, guiding access to local services, support with life skills development, local community linkages and building social networks.

Community Support Assistants will be required to provide language (Arabic, Farsi, Karenni or Burmese) to accompany clients to scheduled appointments, provide orientation including guidance to use public transport, and life skills support as required.

If you require an adjustment at any time during the application process please email volunteer@ssi.org.au.

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Community support assistant


community supportPlease note: this volunteer opportunity is based at Coffs Harbour.

The Humanitarian Settlement Program (HSP) supports refugees from the moment they arrive at the airport. Upon arrival, SSI’s HSP team provides essential support and information to assist and empower refugees to gain independence and build strong connections in their new communities.

Community support assistants build on the case management support offered to clients of HSP by providing language support, guiding access to local services, support with life skills development, local community linkages and building social networks.

Community support assistants will be required to accompany clients to scheduled appointments, provide orientation including guidance to use public transport, and life skills support as required.

If you require an adjustment at any time during the application process please email volunteer@ssi.org.au.

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Housing assistant (community language)


housingPlease note: this volunteer opportunity is based at Coffs Harbour.

The Humanitarian Settlement Program (HSP) supports refugees from the moment they arrive at the airport. HSP provides on-arrival accommodation (OAA) for refugees on arrival in Australia, assistance to secure long-term accommodation (LTA), and Basic Household Goods (BHG) packages.

Housing assistants work with the HSP team to support clients as they settle into their OAA, find, secure and settle into their LTA. Volunteers are engaged to guide and assist clients to feel comfortable in homes during an incredibly important phase of their settlement journey.

Housing assistants will be required to provide language (Arabic, Farsi, Karenni or Burmese) to assist clients to feel confident to navigate the rental market including accompanying to housing inspections, and providing guidance of tenant’s rights and responsibility when renting a property.

If you require an adjustment at any time during the application process please email volunteer@ssi.org.au.

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Housing assistant 


housing2Please note: this volunteer opportunity is based at Coffs Harbour.

The Humanitarian Settlement Program (HSP) supports refugees from the moment they arrive at the airport. HSP provides on-arrival accommodation (OAA) for refugees on arrival in Australia, assistance to secure long-term accommodation (LTA), and Basic Household Goods (BHG) packages.

Housing assistants work with the HSP team to support clients as they settle into their OAA, find, secure and settle into their LTA. Volunteers are engaged to guide and assist clients to feel comfortable in homes during an incredibly important phase of their settlement journey

Housing assistants will be required to assist clients to feel confident to navigate the rental market including accompanying to housing inspections, and providing guidance of tenant’s rights and responsibility when renting a property.

If you require an adjustment at any time during the application process please email volunteer@ssi.org.au.

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Sydney

Volunteer Opportunities

Women at risk dancersSSI’s Women at Risk committee works to ensure that effective services are delivered to women who have been identified as living in Australia without the protection of a male relative and have been in danger of victimisation, harassment or serious abuse because of their gender in their country of origin.

Life skills and orientation assistants (community language) build on the case management support offered to clients by offering language support, guiding access to local services, supporting attendance at orientation sessions, building their social networks, and improving their understanding of Australian cultural practices.

N.B. Being female is a requirement for this role.

A regular commitment of at least one shift per week is requested with shifts available for volunteers on both weekdays and weekends. It is also a requirement of this role that volunteers have a proficiency in any of the following languages: Arabic, Assyrian, Farsi, Dari or Tamil.

If you require an adjustment at any time during the application process please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

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Success stories

Muhammad Sadiq: How I came to call Australia home

Muhammad Sadiq cooking for people seeking asylum at Community Kitchen.I came to Australia as a refugee in 2009, hoping to find a peaceful place to build a home for my family. Increasing persecution of the Hazara community from which my family and I come meant that our native land, Pakistan, was no longer the safe haven it once had been.

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