Migrants & refugees

Volunteering is an unpaid activity & something that people choose to do for the good of the community


For migrants and refugees who have recently arrived in Australia, volunteering can be a great way to learn about the community they live in. Volunteering can help migrants - new or established in the community - to make connections as they settle into their new home.

The benefits of volunteering

Volunteering is ideal for helping refugees and migrants connect with their new community. Not only does volunteering provide a basis for people to make new friendships, share their skills and help people in need, it also provides an opportunity for migrants to:

  • gain experience within the Australian community
  • develop community knowledge and social connections
  • build an understanding of the Australian work environment
  • develop English language skills
  • source local referees and support networks
  • make contacts for future employment opportunities.

Ready to support your new community?

Start searching all volunteer opportunities - and view roles suitable for people with limited English.


Photo: Young woman, mentoring & environmental volunteering.