Migrant and Refugee Program
About the program
We support children from a migrant or refugee program to feel connected, safe, valued and empowered. We are strengths-based, trauma informed and relationship focused.
How we do it
Volunteers support primary and secondary students in a classroom setting with a teacher present. Activities vary according to the needs of the schools and students and can be a mix of individual and group tasks. Volunteers visit the schools once a week for 2 hours on weekdays during the school term.
DoNut Stress Homework Club
The DoNut Stress Homework Club runs at Gungahlin Library on Saturday afternoons from 1.30pm-3.30pm during the school term. Primary and secondary students from multicultural backgrounds can drop in and get help with their homework from our friendly volunteers, either 1:1 or in small groups. Students commonly need help with English, maths and science.
Become a Volunteer
To become a volunteer, we are looking for people who are:
17 years and above
Passionate about supporting children and young people from a migrant, refugee or asylum seeker background
Able to work as a part of a team
Willing to obtain a Working With Vulnerable People card
We welcome people who have lived experience as a migrant, refugee or asylum seeker, and who speak languages other than English. Schools or community organisations are also invited to get involved.
Find out more about our volunteering opportunities!
If you would like to know more about Vinnies’ Migrant and Refugee Program please contact the Youth and Young Adults Team on (02) 6234 7329 or firstname.lastname@example.org