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 support as a way to build education skills, confidence and to become a welcome part of their new home.

Andrew Crichton, Homework Help coordinator, said “This is a team award and we have the best team at Homework Help. We have dedicated tutors and wonderful backup from the office staff. Having such a great team makes my job easy. Thanks to all of you for a great effort.”

A number of SCARF attended the ceremony and were also presented with appreciation certificates.

Congratulations to our volunteers! SCARF wouldn’t exist without the tireless efforts of our volunteers, and the work they carry out is invaluable in providing opportunities for families from refugee backgrounds.

ABC Illawarra interviewed Jennifer Rygate from the Centre for Volunteering and John Williams, SCARF Homework Help volunteer.