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Volunteer to help refugees

Take action in your community, school or workplace.

People of all ages can take action to make our neighbourhoods more welcoming. (Photo: Australian Red Cross/Conor Ashleigh)

You can do something today to support refugees and people seeking asylum in Australia.

It could be helping a newly-arrived family to settle into the neighbourhood. It could be talking to a fellow parent at the school gate, or being kind to a new student. It could be helping a talented, hardworking person in their search for a job.

It could be as simple as a conversation with someone you know, to share the facts about why people seek asylum.

Every bit helps to make our neighbourhoods more welcoming for everyone.

And you’re likely to meet inspiring people along the way!

Search volunteer opportunities in Migration Support

What you can do in your workplace

Host an informed conversation or talk to us about hiring talented people.

What you can do with other organisations

Lots of community groups offer ways to help out. Here are a few to get you started.

What you can do in your community

You don’t have to join a group to be kind. Here are five things you can do in your daily life.


Great places to start

Donate to help

Help people with food, transport, healthcare and other essentials.

Red Cross volunteer working with a refugee in the garden.

5 ways you can help refugees

Easy things you can do to make your local community an even more welcoming place to live.

Young Red Cross volunteer talking to school children in a classroom

Get the facts

Have an informed conversation about people seeking safety.

Migrant & refugee settlement services

Giving refugees a head start on a new life.