JRS Australia would not be able to function without the large and committed pool of volunteers which contributes to the smooth functioning of this not-for-profit organisation.

Volunteers offer invaluable assistance in a variety of practical ways: accompanying refugees to interviews, helping them settle into temporary accommodation, cooking meals, chairing house meetings, teaching English, visiting asylum seekers in detention, and performing office administration or repairs at JRS’ shelters.

To register your interest with JRS’ volunteer coordinator, please fill out our volunteer application form and email it to volunteers@jrs.org.au

JRS Australia's “Finding Safety” Project: Women Seeking Asylum and DFV: awareness and response training for frontline workers.

JRS Australia’s Finding Safety Project recently launched an innovative training program for frontline staff from across Sydney who work with women seeking asylum at risk or have experienced domestic and family violence (DFV). The training is pitched

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Link – JRS newsletter Autumn 2019

Want to read JRS’ quarterly print newsletter, Link, online? Read the latest issue - Autumn 2019 - here>>> This newsletter features: JRS in the Community. JRS's engagement with the community. How to get involved with JRS to support

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Marthe’s journey to volunteering for JRS

Every person seeking asylum who comes to the Arrupe drop-in centre is facing dire circumstances, but they take on each day with a bravery, strength and dignity that I so admire. It forces me to look at the broader picture and appreciate just how

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An equal balance of mind and soul

I began my placement at the Jesuit Refugee Service in April 2016 by hiding behind a computer screen and trying to learn everything I needed to know about asylum seekers living in the Australian community.

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Volunteers have the courage to take a stand

At the 2016 NSW Refugee Week Launch Anne and Rob Porter, long-time JRS volunteers, were honoured with the STARTTS Humanitarian Award for their service to refugees.

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