Volunteer Opportunities

Housing Services volunteerHumanitarian Settlement Program (HSP) Housing provides on-arrival accommodation for refugees on arrival in Australia, assistance to secure long-term accommodation, and Basic Household Goods packages.

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

Housing service volunteers will be required to provide language (Arabic or Farsi) support and use their own car frequently to fulfil duties which may include transporting clients.

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Four Brave Women: Summer Hill café empowers refugee entrepreneurs

Courtesy The Australian: Ethiopian refugee Adi Tefera, left, with volunteer chef Kate Spina at Four Brave WomenFour Brave Women is open for business!

Developed as a joint initiative between The Trading Circle, a division of the charity Good Shepherd Australia New Zealand, and SSI, Four Brave Women is a café and community space where refugees have the opportunity to create a sustainable income for themselves using their culinary skills. It is a creative and inclusive space that celebrates different cultures through food and art.

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