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Current Volunteer Opportunities

We are now accepting applications for 44 volunteer positions across the ASRC!

Click here to find out more details and to apply.

Applications close on Tuesday 4th February.

ASRC Information Nights

ASRC Information Nights are a great way to learn about all the different ways you can engage with us; volunteering, campaigning, advocating, fundraising and more. You will have the opportunity to speak directly with ASRC staff and volunteers about how you can get involved.

Future events will be listed here as they are scheduled.


ASRC Corporate Volunteering

ASRC Corporate Volunteering offers businesses and other organisations a unique opportunity for their staff to contribute to supporting and empowering people seeking asylum in our community.

Our Corporate Volunteering program provides opportunities for participants to either assist the Foodbank and the Community Kitchen at our Footscray Centre, or participate in our Harvest Of Hope Community Garden in Clayton.

Throughout the day participants witness firsthand the scope and scale of the work of the ASRC and leave with the positive knowledge that their contribution has had a positive impact for people seeking asylum.

Feedback from past participants has been positive with many organisations and individuals returning to volunteer with us on a number of occasions.

To organise your volunteering day with us first download our Corporate Volunteering Info Pack. Please note: Availability in both our Harvest of Hope Garden and Foodbank/Community Kitchen are booked out until February 2020.

If after reading the Info Pack you would like to organise a date for your corporate volunteering, please fill in this online form.

If you have any additional questions, please email volunteer@asrc.org.au with the subject line “Corporate Volunteering Inquiry: [Your Company Name]”.


Student Placements

The ASRC offers a limited number of student placements each year, dependent on the organisation’s needs. Most of these placements are arranged through existing agreements with universities and TAFEs rather than on an individual basis. Hence if you would like to pursue a student placement at the ASRC, please contact your university / tertiary education provider.


Practical Legal Training

Our Human Rights Law Program (HRLP) offers a robust Practical Legal Training program. Approved students must commit to volunteering for 2–3 days per week for a minimum of 60 days. Other Student Placements, including shorter placements, are available if program capacity permits. Students must commit to 2-3 days per week for the duration of their placement. Please note that the HRLP will not retrospectively approve volunteering hours toward a PLT placement, university credits or other student placement.

To apply to undertake your PLT or student placement with the HRLP, please send a cover letter and CV along with your institution’s requirements to amy.s@asrc.org.au.



For more information about volunteering with the ASRC please see our FAQs.

We thank you again for your interest in volunteering with us and for your support of the work of the ASRC.