- Location: Footscray, VIC
- Category: Human Rights
214 - 218 Nicholson Street
Footscray VIC 3011
The Asylum Seeker Resource Centre is Australia’s leading asylum seeker organisation. We are a multi-award winning, independent and non-federal government funded human rights organisation. We work at the coalface assisting some of the most disadvantaged people in our community.
Under the one roof you will find an extraordinary centre with only 40 full time staff and more than 800 volunteers. We deliver services to over 1,200 asylum seekers at any one time through programs such as material aid, health, legal, counselling, casework and food bank. We have assisted over 10,000 people seeking asylum, provided more than 2.5 million hours of free help and turned no one in need away. All of this achieved without a single dollar of Federal Government funding and with more than 95% of our funding coming solely from the community and philanthropy. The ASRC does it all from direct aid, welfare, medical care to strengthening families and communities through community development to campaigning for social change. Since the ASRC was founded in 2001, volunteering has been at the heart of its operations, with people of a mix of ages, cultures and qualifications contributing a wide variety of essential skills and knowledge to the organisation. Your interest in becoming a volunteer at the ASRC is greatly appreciated. We would also encourage you to visit our website to learn more about us.