Volunteering is one of the ways you can help refugees recently arrived in Australia to build their new lives and feel at home.

Help them settle

You could show people around the local area, hold English practice groups or help children with activities such as homework. Contact a Humanitarian Settlement Program (HSP) provider in your area to find out how you can help. HSP providers deliver early, practical support for refugees and humanitarian entrants during their first year in Australia.

Teach English

You can become a trained volunteer with the Adult Migrant English Program (AMEP) Home Tutor Scheme. Go to the AMEP website for more information.

Other opportunities

You can also register your interest to volunteer for programs that support and assist refugees once they arrive by going to the GoVolunteer website.


Meet Anita
A community member passionate about meeting refugees and helping them make connections in their new communities. "Everybody has a fear of 'the other', one who is different, but when you meet someone and hear their story, that fear melts away."
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