CatholicCare Volunteers

Showing respect and compassion, sharing in fun, extending welcome and fostering hope.

• TRAMS Volunteer Roles

Providing support services to refugees and migrants as they settle into life in Australia.

Volunteer roles may include:

  • Teaching or assisting in adult English classes
  • Caring for and engaging with young children while their parents attend English classes
  • Assisting school students with homework and assignments (primary school and high school)
  • Providing transport for clients
  • Participating in women’s support and craft groups
  • Other occasional roles e.g. special projects, assisting with donations, administration, computer support

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• WHADDUP Volunteer Roles

Providing a positive environment for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander youth, reinforcing healthy lifestyle choices and deterring youth from risk taking behaviours.

Volunteer roles may include:

  • Teaching and assisting children to learn about healthy lifestyle choices and risk taking behaviours
  • Assisting with supervision during transport and picks ups each time the program runs
  • Participating in educational activities and craft
  • Preparing dinner for the program participants

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What do our Volunteers enjoy about volunteering?

In my work at TRAMS I see the newcomers to our country embracing the support offered and as a result, they blossom. More importantly, I feel I gain from working with these families as well.

“Getting to know the children and families and seeing the improvement in the children’s academic performance. I really feel like I’m making a valuable contribution and love feeling part of the TRAMS community.”

People can relax, laugh and be themselves because they know that they are safe and free from judgment. Witnessing this is a great pleasure for me.”

“The hour I spend in-home tutoring really is the highlight of my week!

“Firstly, the reward of knowing I’m welcomed by this family each week. Knowing I’m making a contribution to these students’ education. Working with other volunteers and getting to know them.”

Sharing special moments with students. This goes beyond teaching and learning. Sometimes we are there, just being human beings together and we get to share a very special and deep understanding of each other’s life.”