Volunteer Opportunities

Housing assistant (Arabic or Farsi speaking)

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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Life skills program assistant

hss Life skills assistant

The Humanitarian Settlement Services (HSP) Orientation Program delivers Life Skills workshops to clients that assist in developing critical skills and knowledge that support living independently in Australia.

The Life Skills Program Assistant supports the Orientation team with logistical, administrative and event management activities at workshops and events. Volunteers will also assist the team to create a welcoming environment for clients through language support and by participating alongside clients in workshop and event activities.

N.B. A regular commitment of at least one full day orientation session per week is requested for this role.

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Newcastle: Community support assistant

community supportCommunity support assistants build on the case management support offered to refugees of the Humanitarian Settlement Program by guiding access to local services, support with life skills development, local community linkages and building social networks.

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Newcastle: Community support assistant (community language)

community supportCommunity support assistants build on the case management support offered to refugees of the Humanitarian Settlement Program by providing language support (Arabic, Dari, Farsi or Swahili), guiding access to local services, support with life skills development, local community linkages and building social networks.

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Newcastle: Housing assistant

housing assistantHousing assistants work with the Humanitarian Settle Program team to support refugees as they settle into their On Arrival Accommodation, find, secure and settle into their Long Term Accommodation. Volunteers will be asked to guide and assist clients to feel comfortable in their homes during an incredibly important phase of their settlement journey.

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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Newcastle: Housing assistant (community language)

housing7Housing assistants work with the Humanitarian Settle Program team to support refugees as they settle into their On Arrival Accommodation, find, secure and settle into their Long Term Accommodation. Volunteers will be asked to provide language support (Arabic, Dari, Farsi or Swahili) and to assist clients to feel comfortable in their homes during an incredibly important phase of their settlement journey.

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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School readiness assistant

Community Hubs School Readiness Assistant

School readiness assistants work alongside the Community Hub Leader and/or program support officer/teacher to facilitate school readiness activities for children aged 4-6 years as they prepare for Kindergarten. These Transition to School sessions aim to assist children to familiarise themselves with school culture, programs, facilities and classroom settings.

Community Hubs are located across schools within the Bankstown, Cumberland, Parramatta, Blacktown and Fairfield areas.

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Success stories

Jamsheed’s Story

A driver in their car.

My name is Jamsheed Shaharyar. I am a refugee from Iran.

I was born to a middle class family in Iran, where my wealth was my family and I earned my income from a good job.

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