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

School Based:
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.

Volunteer with the School Based program

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.

Volunteer with DoNut Stress

Get Involved

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!

School-based Volunteer 

DoNut Stress Homework Club

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 youth.cg@vinnies.org.au