SCARF Homework Help volunteer team wins 2019 NSW Volunteer Team of the Year in the Illawarra

A huge congratulations goes to the SCARF Homework Help volunteer team on winning the 2019 NSW Volunteer Team of the Year in the Illawarra at the The Centre for Volunteering awards ceremony on Friday 6 September. The 30-member team helps up to 70 students per year from a refugee background with tutoring and homework...

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SCARF Welcomes Three Bilingual Community Workers in Newly Created Roles

SCARF is thrilled to welcome three fantastic Community Workers to our small team of core staff. As our new Community Workers, Wafaa, Zahra and Francis will be assisting SCARF with a range of priorities, including community outreach and mobilisation and language support. They will also support SCARF as key advisers in the development and implementation of our...

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Volunteer Voices: Volunteers from Refugee Backgrounds

Among the 388 volunteers at SCARF are people who know exactly what it’s like to be on the other side.  These volunteers began their SCARF journey as refugee community members, and are now volunteering to help others who may be facing challenges previously experienced by themselves. SCARF’s volunteers from refugee backgrounds are in a...

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Our Friendship: April and Bolena

April and Bolena - SCARF blog

It’s often commented that one of the best things about SCARF are the friendships formed in our community. Indeed, many SCARF friendships have become lifelong, continuing outside the parameters of volunteer roles and SCARF activities. SCARF actively encourages friendships through our Befriending Program, where volunteers are paired with community members....

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Volunteer Voices – Jocelyn Booth

We interviewed one of our invaluable long-standing volunteers, Jocelyn Booth, about her involvement with SCARF over the years. In the time that Jocelyn has been volunteering with us, she’s impacted many lives. Her time and expertise have been an incredible gift to the SCARF community. Here’s Jocelyn’s Story:  “My name’s Jocelyn,...

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