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Are members of your church seeking opportunities to show God’s love in action?
We can provide rewarding volunteering opportunities to make a difference in the lives of refugees and asylum seekers, people who are experiencing homelessness and vulnerable families.
 

For information regarding current volunteering opportunities and to apply for specific positions, please view this information.
Your application will take 2 – 3 weeks to process, but we will be in touch.
 

If you have other queries about volunteering, please email volunteer@baptistcaresa.org.au

Befriend a refugee

Our Friendship Program gives you the opportunity to extend a warm, friendly welcome to someone from a refugee or asylum seeker background who is settling in Adelaide.  Just six hours per month can make a huge difference in their lives and enrich your own.

 
 
 
 

Together you can

  • Share a meal
  • Practise English
  • Discover one another’s culture
  • Explore new parts of Adelaide together
  • Have fun

You both decide where and when to meet and what you’ll do – so it is flexible and convenient. Free interactive training is provided, which also gives you the opportunity to connect with other volunteers in the program.

 

How do I get involved?

To volunteer with Baptist Care SA’s Friendship Program you need to be:

  • An Australian citizen or permanent resident
  • Over 22 years of age
  • Able to volunteer for 6 hours per month for at least 6 months
  • Able to attend mentor training session
  • Have satisfactory police and reference checks.

 

For more information view our Friendship Program Information Pack or contact our Volunteer Coordinator, on (08) 8118 5228 or email volunteer@baptistcaresa.org.au.

 


 

“What I’ve learnt from being a mentor in the Baptist Care SA Friendship Program, is that mentors gain just as much as the refugees in the program. I’d really encourage others to be involved because it’s very rewarding and it’s a good way to contribute to making somebody feel welcome and comfortable in Australia.”

Kyra, mentor

 


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