The Migrant and Refugee Program aims to support children and young people from a migrant or refugee background to feel connected, safe, valued and empowered.  Volunteers work one-on-one or in small groups with primary and secondary students using a strengths-based, trauma-informed and relationship focused approach. 

The program will restart at Florey Primary School in mid-August 2022.  This program involves volunteers working 1:1 with primary aged students from a migrant or refugee background to improve their reading skills.  In late August, we hope to expand the Migrant and Refugee program to include other schools that have high numbers of students from a migrant or refugee background.  We are also exploring options for activities and programs outside of school, including school holiday programs and weekend activities such as homework and games clubs at local libraries. 

We are currently recruiting volunteers to work in the school-based programs (normally 1-2 hours per week) as well as for weekend and school holiday activities.  To find out more, please email Youth.cg@vinnies.org.au

We take a strengths based approach in the recruitment of our volunteers, so if you have particular skills that you feel might be of benefit to the Migrant and Refugee program, please email Youth.cg@vinnies.org.au with a brief outline of your skills.