DONATING YOUR TIME IS A MEANINGFUL WAY TO WELCOME AND SUPPORT THE NEWEST MEMBERS OF OUR COMMUNITY

SOCIAL SUPPORT PROGRAM
Volunteers visit clients to provide practical assistance, information and friendship. Support can be in many different forms such as social connections, practicing conversational English, explaining letters and filling out forms, assisting with orientation to a new area, and providing information about community activities.

Time donated: 1-2 hours per week (generally weekdays but some after-hours/weekend options)

HOMEWORK CLUBS
Volunteer tutors provide support for high school students who require additional assistance with school work. No teaching experience is necessary. Homework clubs are held at various locations:
Salisbury – Monday and Thursday (4.00pm-6.00pm)
Marion – Tuesday (4.00pm-6.00pm)
Croydon (ASSOE) Tuesday (2.30-4.30pm)
Hilton – Thursday (4.00pm-6.00pm)

Time donated: 2 hours per week (during school terms)

YOUTH ENGAGEMENT & MENTORING
Engage with youth through fun group activities, games and sports, networking and building confidence at the Youth Hang Out - Friday 4.30pm-6.30pm in Salisbury. Volunteers may also be individually matched with a young person aged 16-25 years to meet with regularly as a mentor. The mentoring program provides an opportunity for young people to make friends, become familiar with Australian culture and values, and develop confidence speaking English. Volunteers will be matched based on similar interests, gender, age, and location.

Time donated: Hangout - 2 hours per week (4.30-6.30pm Fridays during school terms) Located in Salisbury. Mentoring - 1-2 hours per week (outside of school hours)

COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT MENTORING
Volunteers work alongside community leaders to develop skills, knowledge and capacity, enabling their community organisation to have a sustainable future. Volunteers may be involved in the following ways: grant applications, policy development, event management, basic finance and book keeping.

Time donated: 1-2 hours ad hoc (generally weekdays but some after-hours/weekend options)

CULTURAL SUPPORT GROUP
Volunteers interact with mothers and their young children to provide a safe and supportive environment for mothers to connect, gain parenting information and practice English. Female volunteers only are required for these groups. Located in Salisbury.

Time donated: 2 hours per week (daytime Tuesday and Thursdays, during school terms)

EMPLOYMENT
Supporting clients to gain employment, volunteers may be involved in the following areas: creating cover letters and CVs, practice interviews and job searching online. Volunteers with recent HR experience or background are sought for this role.

Time donated: 1-2 hours (during business hours)

ADMINISTRATION SUPPORT
The role may include different forms of basic administration tasks such as scanning, electronic filing or database entry.

Time donated: 1-3 hours (during business hours)

EVENTS / MARKETING / PROMOTION
Volunteers donate time for key events during the year. Volunteer assistance may include: set up and pack down of venues, greeting guests, providing information and taking part in fundraising events.

Time donated: Irregular, will depend on the event

APPLICATION FORM
To register your interest in becoming a volunteer at ARA please download the volunteer application form and return it to ARA.

Volunteers must be aged 18 or over, are required to attend a volunteer induction session and provide contact details for two referees. All volunteers must have a DHS Working with Children Clearance and attend relevant training specific to their role (provided by ARA).

Australian Refugee Association
304 Henley Beach Rd, Underdale SA 5032
1 Brown Tce, Salisbury SA 5108
E volunteer@ausref.net T 08 8354 2951
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