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At ARV we welcome energetic, committed volunteers who have a genuine passion for helping others!


We are always looking for volunteers to actively work with children as well as those who like to work behind the scenes - in recruitment and training, administration, grants and fund raising, volunteer management and activity planning.


Our general program volunteers commit to attend our monthly program days where we take children out to participate in fun activities.   Read about our programs here


Volunteers collect children from their homes, take them to the activity location where we all come together as a group and enjoy the day, and then we drop the children back at their homes.

We are most keen for volunteers who can assist with driving and picking up the children, engaging with them during the day and dropping them home at the end of the day.   We find this gives the best outcome for building trust and friendship with the children. We do also have a few roles for non drivers.


Alternatively if you are interested in opportunities to volunteer behind the scenes - in recruitment and training, administration, grant writing, volunteer management and activity planning click here for information.


For any questions relating to the recruitment process, please send an email to:

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The recruitment process


Click here to complete application form and select an orientation & training session.  


You will need a Working With Children's Check number as well as appropriate photo ID (such as driver's license or passport). The working with children check is free from Service NSW, but it will require you to go in person to a Service NSW branch to complete. Click here for a link to their website with all the details.

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Current management roles

Our general program volunteers commit to 1 x day a month. 

For all of our other management roles read below.


Responsible for successfully delivering the excursions each month by leading and supporting the team in fulfilling their duties. The team includes the Client Manager, Event Manager and Volunteer Manager.

Program Co-Ordinator

Your main responsibility will be as a point of contact for our clients (families from refugee backgrounds).  You will establish relationships with the families, co-ordinate their attendance at our programs, and be the main point of contact for issues, as well as goal setting and ensuring general satisfaction and enjoyment of our clients.

Client Manager

Your main responsibility will be planning the activities for each monthly program. Our programs incorporate a developmental activity, as well as a recreational activity, so if you have a passion for young people and want to help them be the best version of themselves possible, then we'd love to hear from you!

Event Manager

Volunteer managers are required to ensure we have enough general program volunteers to support the program each month, ensuring that our volunteers have positive experiences at ARV programs and to support them in fulfilling their duties

Volunteer Manager

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The recruitment process

Please email with the subject 'Program Manager Application', outlining:


The role and program you are most interested in?


Why you are interested in volunteering with ARV?


Any experience working with people from asylum seeker or refugee backgrounds or CALD groups?


Any experience working with children?

Get in touch!

To find out more, fill in the form on the right and we'll get back to you.

If you're ready to sign up as a volunteer, click here!

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