Baptist Care’s Friendship Program provides you with an opportunity to meet with a friendly volunteer for about 6 hours per month (for at least 6 months) to help you:

 

  • Practice English

  • Understand Australian culture and customs

  • Get involved in your community

  • See new sights and have fun!

  • Share about your culture and life experiences

The volunteer will respect your culture and religion.  Generally men are matched with male volunteers and women are matched with female volunteers.  Together you decide when and where to meet, and what you will do together. 

 

Would you like to befriend a refugee? Find out more here

 

 

“Most of the people here, asylum seekers or refugees, most of them want to meet Australian people, they want to make friends, but they are not able to do it. They feel shy when they want to make friends... you’re offering us people to teach us how to live, what the culture is, how to do shopping or whatever. The program was perfect for me... Dan is my friend.”

Jon, participant in Baptist Care's Friendship Program.

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