You can help refugee entrants in the Illawarra to rebuild their lives and establish a sense of belonging by joining our community of dedicated volunteers and supporters.
There are many ways to get involved, and we encourage you to choose a level and method of support that suits you.
SCARF is a registered charity and receives no ongoing government funding. By joining us, you’ll be a part of a vibrant community helping to ensure refugee entrants in the Illawarra have the tools to overcome barriers and build a secure, thriving life. You can learn more about what we do here.
We look forward to meeting you!
Volunteers are the lifeblood of SCARF. As a SCARF volunteer, you’ll join a cohort of over 300 people working on the frontline of settlement support for our programs or providing specialist assistance in our office.
Become a Champion of Welcome
Become a Champion of Welcome and join a passionate community of people helping to make the Illawarra a more welcoming place. You can do this by fundraising in your own way and at your own pace.
A donation to SCARF helps to create an atmosphere of welcome and give refugee entrants the tools to build a secure, fulfilling and thriving life their new home. All donations are tax-deductible.
Fundraise or Donate in Lieu of Gifts
Fundraising for SCARF is an opportunity to do something fun while making a difference. You could take on a sporting challenge, hold an event, ask for SCARF gifts in lieu of a birthday present or anything else you can think of!
Buy Something from the SCARF Shop
Products that care about the environment and community. Treat someone special (or yourself!) to a quality gift and support local refugee communities at the same time. 100% of proceeds go to SCARF.
Partner With SCARF as a Business
Whether you’re a small business, community group or an established corporation, you can can give back to community in a meaningful way by partnering with SCARF. Various options and packages are available.
Join us at an Event
SCARF events are an opportunity get to involved in SCARF and contribute to our community. We hold regular and on-off events open to the general public, including our monthly Trivia night at the Little Prince bar, Refugee Week celebrations and the Hand in Hand (Art4Refugees) Art exhibition.
Support the ‘Hand in Hand’ Art Exhibition
Previously called ‘Art4Refugees’, the Hand in Hand Art Exhibition is a celebration of art, community and culture in support of SCARF. We are currently calling out for sponsors for the 10th Anniversary of this established annual Wollongong event.
Book a Speaker Session
Behind the headlines about refugees is a human story. The SCARF Community Education team deliver tailored presentations to schools, workplaces and local groups to help audiences understand the refugee experience. First-hand accounts make these presentations uniquely compelling and powerful.
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