Thank you so much for your interest in serving with us.
The Sutherland Shire Refugee Connection depends on volunteers.
At present our main need is for people to assist in making our plans and preparing ourselves to help refugees settle in the future. We invite you to attend our regular meetings - for details, contact us using the form below.
When we have reached the stage of assisting refugees to settle in the Shire, we will need volunteers to assist them in many ways, for example:
Transport and access to Adult Migrant English Programs;
Assistance in seeking employment;
Access to shops, public transport and place of worship (if applicable);
Access and assistance with children's schooling and associated needs;
Assistance with housing needs (e.g. furniture, heating and cooling systems, blankets, etc.);
Some may experience financial hardship on arrival and need assistance with budgeting, utility payments and purchasing groceries etc;
Integration and building a sense of community (attending community events) and feeling a sense of belonging and inclusion.
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