Become a Member

SCARF is a volunteer-based organisation (incorporated association since 2005) that supports humanitarian refugees settling in the Illawarra by building a sense of belonging; promoting social & economic inclusion; and empowering individuals and families to lead independent lives. SCARF provides community-based support that promotes friendship, connection and social engagement for refugee individuals and families through all stages of their settlement experience.  

Your SCARF membership will support the administration and running costs of SCARF so that we can continue delivering vital support services to refugee entrants starting a new life in the Illawarra. As a member you will:

  • Receive a monthly newsletter sharing stories of our volunteers and our community members from refugee backgrounds

  • Receive invitations to attend SCARF events

  • Be eligible to vote at SCARF annual general meetings

  • Be eligible to nominate for election to the management committee where you can provide direct strategic input and governance support.

  • Be part of a vibrant community committed to appreciating diversity, promoting social harmony and celebrating the positive contribution that people from refugee backgrounds make to our community and our country. 

Please consider making a donation when you join SCARF.

Download and save the membership form onto your computer, then fill in all the applicable fields and email to Once the form is received a SCARF representative will call you to take payment over the phone.

Thank you for your support. 

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