How to Help


One of the greatest gifts you can give is your time.

“I’ve met some really nice people and it’s kept me involved in education. Life’s been good to me and there is a satisfaction in giving back.”

Stuart Robinson, Mercy Connect Volunteer


Our volunteers are vital to the ongoing success of our domestic projects. They help us reach more refugee and Indigenous individuals around Australia and make a lasting impact on their lives.

We have ongoing volunteer opportunities for the following projects:

  • Mercy Connect (Ballarat, Bendigo, Melbourne, Sydney, Perth)

Volunteering for Mercy Connect – a rewarding challenge that makes a real difference
If you’re based in Sydney, Melbourne, Ballarat, Bendigo or Perth and have previous experience in an educational setting, consider volunteering for Mercy Connect.

Each volunteer is assigned to work with an individual or small group of refugee students in a school.

You’ll play a role in overcoming racism in Australia and in breaking down cross-cultural barriers.

You’ll meet new people, share ideas and receive ongoing support from the Project Co-ordinator, In-school Co-ordinator and other volunteers.

Your role

  • Working with refugee students under teacher guidance and direction, providing literacy and numeracy support
  • Guiding students in assessments/assignments
  • Assisting students in interpreting teacher instructions and questions
  • Helping students to understand Australian culture and systems


  • An interest in the educational needs of refugee students
  • Appreciation of and sensitivity to different cultures
  • Previous experience in an educational setting
  • A flexible time schedule
  • An easy-going, open-minded, friendly and resourceful personality
  • Ability to attend training sessions and make a commitment to volunteer for a minimum of 12 months for three hours per week
  • Commitment to attend volunteer evening seminars

How to apply

Download the job description below along with the application form.
Please read them carefully and decide if you wish to apply.
All volunteers are required to attend a two-day training session and must agree to a minimum of 3 hours a week for one school year.

MC Volunteer Job Description

Mercy Connect Application pdf  Sydney, Ballarat, Bendigo, Melbourne and Perth


For more information please contact:


Coordinator, Mercy Connect Sydney
Phone: (02) 9564 1911


Coordinator Mercy Connect Melbourne
Phone: (03) 9326 1895


Coordinator Mercy Connect Ballarat
Phone: 0417 624 330


Coordinator Mercy Connect Bendigo
Phone: 0417 624 330


Coordinator Mercy Connect Perth                                                                                            Phone: 0406 233 102

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