SCARF volunteer goes above and beyond in a time of need

English literacy training with Margaret Etherton

The unprecedented COVID-19 pandemic has seen SCARF take a different approach to community. One volunteer, who has continued her support throughout the pandemic, is Margaret Etherton. After matching with one family through her befriending role in 2016, Margaret reached out to offer her assistance and support throughout the lockdown period....

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Part-time family case worker (CALD) position available

SCARF is seeking a part-time person-centred family case worker to join our team. ABOUT USSCARF Refugee Support is a volunteer-powered community organisation that supports people from refugee backgrounds settling in the Illawarra by creating connections and generating opportunities to build a sense of belonging; promote inclusion; and empower individuals and...

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Taste of Ethiopia

Taste of Ethiopia Many years ago when Sara’s mother was teaching her to cook, she would have never imagined she would be one day introducing many Wollongong residents to Ethiopian cuisine. Sara has long dreamed of starting her own food stall and in 2019, that dream came to fruition. Throughout...

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From the CEO

Dear SCARF supporters, After the recent turbulence felt by SCARF and indeed, the whole community, we are looking forward to growth and renewal in the coming months. SCARF has always operated on a shoestring budget. When in March we saw core income streams drying up almost overnight, we had to...

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Update from the SCARF CEO in response to COVID-19

As you are all aware, COVID-19 (Coronavirus) has been declared a global pandemic by the World Health Organisation. As individuals and organisations we are all grappling with how this will impact on our day to day lives, and how best to respond. I want to share some important information with...

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SCARF volunteer applications now open

SCARF is now accepting applications to become a volunteer. There are so many ways you can contribute to SCARF as a volunteer and make a positive contribution to the lives of refugee entrants. We are recruiting for specific volunteer roles including program coordination, finance, photography, videography, driver mentoring, and education...

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