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

SOCIAL SUPPORT PROGRAM
Currently Recruiting for Northern Suburbs

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: 2-3 hours per week (generally weekdays but some after-hours/weekend options)

HOMEWORK CLUBS
Not Currently Recruiting

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

YOUTH ENGAGEMENT & MENTORING
Not Currently Recruiting

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. The program provides an opportunity for young people to make friends, become familiar with Australian culture and values, and develop confidence speaking English. Time donated: 2 hours per week (4.30-6.30pm Fridays during school terms) Located in Salisbury.

COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT MENTORING
Not Currently Recruiting

Volunteers work alongside community leaders to develop skills, knowledge and capacity, enabling their community organisation to have a sustainable future. Volunteers may assist in the following ways: grant applications, policy development, event management, development of digital skills, web design / social media, basic finance and book keeping. Volunteers with experience or skills in these areas are required for this role. Time donated: 1-2 hours ad hoc (generally weekdays but some after-hours/weekend options)

CULTURAL SUPPORT GROUPS
Not Currently Recruiting

Volunteers interact with women in the groups to provide a safe and supportive environment for women to connect, gain information on parenting, health and other topics and practice English. Female volunteers only are required for these groups. Located in Salisbury. Time donated: 2 hours per week (daytime Monday, Tuesday or Thursdays, during school terms)

EMPLOYMENT
Not Currently Recruiting

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 required for this role. Time donated: 1-2 hours (during business hours)

ADMINISTRATION / RECEPTION SUPPORT
Not Currently Recruiting

The role may include different forms of basic administration tasks such as scanning, electronic filing or database entry, or Reception tasks such as greeting clients, answering telephone and passing on phone and email messages to relevant staff. Time donated: 1-3 hours (during business hours) Located in Salisbury.

EVENTS / MARKETING / PROMOTION
Not Currently Recruiting

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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