I am always heartened by the amount of people I meet who want to get involved and make a difference in the lives of refugees and asylum seekers. The Australian Red Cross is currently offering one such opportunity in Perth. It is looking for volunteers to help our community better understand the real situation faced by people seeking asylum in Australia.
Volunteers are required to help Red Cross deliver educational workshops to schools and community groups in Western Australia, teaching people about the asylum seeker journey and why people seek protection in Australia.
If this sounds like something you would like to do, The Red Cross is hosting a volunteer training day coming up on Saturday 21 January. More information is on the In Search of Safety Volunteer Training flyer.
The Red Cross is a wonderful global organisation with a commitment to help people in need, regardless of nationality, race, religious beliefs, class or political opinions. It has been working with people impacted by migration – including people seeking protection – for almost 100 years.