Asylum Seeker Resource Centre blog

    • 09 AUG 19
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    The Power of Community

    The Power of Community

    How it took a village to raise a food donation for the ASRC. Isn’t it wonderful what a local community can do when passionate, committed individuals get behind a project?  In Melbourne’s northeast, the idea for a Long Winter Food Drive for the ASRC Foodbank was born when Ivanhoe Library approached the Montmorency Asylum Seekers Support Group (MASSG) to

    • 19 JUL 19
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    Volunteering: Eiddwen’s Passion for Making Change

    Volunteering: Eiddwen’s Passion for Making Change

    The Asylum Seeker Resource Centre (ASRC) Volunteer Recruitment Drive is now open. The ASRC’s is on the hunt for passionate people to join the largest independent human rights organisation in Australia.  We sat down with Eiddwen, a passionate volunteer, who has made the simple action of answering the phones at the ASRC her own act

    • 16 JUL 19
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    Moved by the Generosity of Man with a Van

    Moved by the Generosity of Man with a Van

    Companies across Australia are leading social change by partnering with charities and non-profit organisations like the ASRC to champion compassion and freedom.  Founded 18 years ago in Melbourne by then university student Tim Bishop, Tim saw a gap in the market for friendly and reliable movers at affordable prices and so began Man with a

    • 11 JUL 19
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    Suzana on volunteering

    Suzana on volunteering

    “My name is Suzana, and I’m a Program Support Volunteer with the ASRC’s Community Food Program. I’ve been volunteering here since April. I’d wanted to volunteer with the ASRC for so long. The catalyst to finally filling in the application form was when my youngest child started high school. I immigrated to Australia from Slovenia