Interested in volunteering?


Australian Refugee Volunteers welcomes energetic, committed volunteers who have a passion for working with children from refugee and asylum seeker backgrounds to welcome, support and empower them.


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:

The recruitment process


  1. Click on the "Fill Out Application"  link below and complete application form and select an orientation & training session.  

  2. 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...

Important Detail


Training is run every four weeks on a Sunday.

As of 2021, all training events are run virtually, over Zoom.


  • Location is at the STARTTS building located at 152 -168, The Horsley Drive, Carramar NSW 2163. This can be accessed via Mitchell St. 

  • Helpful map for finding the location for the training day

  • Dates for future training days can be seen on calendar here.  

  • Schedule for the day will involve

    • Introduction session from 10am - 12pm.

    • A delicious lunch (vegetarian options available)

    • Afternoon session from 12:30 - 3pm, including a one on one interview to answer any remaining questions and set your preference for volunteering.


Australian Refugee Volunteers