Australian Refugee Volunteers runs a variety of different programs throughout the year. All of our programs feature a one to one volunteer to client ratio, which ensures that the kids and the volunteers have the best experience possible.
Transport is also provided for the children to and from their homes. We rely on volunteers who can drive to pick-up clients and bring them to programs.
ARV runs five programs on a monthly basis and an annual camp program.
Our monthly programs focus on providing our kids with valuable life skills like improving their communication and encouraging leadership, whilst giving them the opportunity to visit places they would never get to otherwise.
The program sizes range from 10-25 children and are generally centred around a main activity such as ice skating, capoeira workshops, or a visit to a farm, with various other sporting and craft activities also featuring in the day. Volunteers are buddied up with a kid for the day, providing them with support and building relationships with them, to make for a fun day for all!
Ages 7 - 11
Ages 10 - 13
Ages 10 - 13
Ages 13 - 17
This program focuses on providing opportunities for our kids to give back to the community through charitable works such as OzHarvest, CleanUp Australia Day & volunteering at local nursing homes.
Ages 17 - 18
This program focuses on providing personalised guidance and mentoring to our oldest clients at the end of their time with ARV. It is typically run concurrently with our Charity Program.
Camps are a great opportunity for volunteers to really develop strong relationships with both the kids and other volunteers, whether it be a paper plane craft session, a movie night, or one of the most beloved past times, a game of soccer!