The House of Welcome is now posting volunteer opportunities on the Humanitarian Hub website. This innovative portal launched in December 2017 to strengthen the partnerships of four organisations working with refugees and people seeking asylum.

To see all volunteer opportunities available at the House of Welcome, go to



Men's Group Volunteer - Auburn

The Men’s Group is about providing opportunities for men seeking asylum to participate and connect with other men. It aims to build relationships, reduce isolation and promote physical, mental and spiritual well-being. Click here to apply.

Job Ready Mentor - Empowered to Work - Granville

Empowered to Work (ETW) is a program at HoW which assists refugees and people seeking asylum to be job ready. Our role is to encourage participants in the job search process, with preparing a resume and searching for jobs online. Click here to apply.

Drop-in Centre & Reception Volunteer - Granville

The Drop-in and Reception volunteer is the first point of contact for clients. They welcome people to the centre, assist with sign in, conduct intake assessments and provide assistance as required whilst the client is accessing the centre. This role also coordinates the stocking and distribution of food for the House of Welcome’s Foodbank. Click here to apply.

Creative Hub assistant - Auburn

We are looking for volunteers to help the coordinator set up the Creative Hub and support women with making their products. The Creative Hub is part of the Women’s Empowerment and Livelihood Program, that supports women to make products (bags, quilts, jewellery) to sell at market stalls. In partnership with the Welcome Studio, clients are also able to sell products online to generate an income. Click here to apply.

Community Kitchen assistant - Granville

The Community Kitchen volunteer supports the chefs (clients at the House of Welcome) to prepare lunches for about 20-30 people once a week, including setting up the kitchen, helping with serving, tidying the space and assisting with the pack-up. Click here to apply.

Kitchen Hand Assistant, House of Welcome catering

A Kitchen Hand is needed for our House of Welcome catering social enterprise to assist the Head Chef and Kitchen team with preparation of food and cleanliness of the kitchen. Duties also include assisting the chefs with transporting food, and with plating and presentation of food. Click here to apply.

Catering Driver – House of Welcome

A volunteer driver is required for the House of Welcome’s Catering social enterprise. The role will assist the Head Chef and Kitchen team with packing and transporting catering orders. Click here to apply.

Flavours of Auburn Cooking Class volunteer

Favours of Auburn is an empowerment and livelihood program that offers cooking classes to the community, taught by chefs who are seeking asylum. Volunteers required to assist with set-up of events, assisting with plating and presentation of food. Click here to apply.


The Humanitarian Hub

The NSW Humanitarian Hub is a collaborative project between House of Welcome (HOW), Asylum Seekers Centre (ASC), Jesuit Refugee Service (JRS), and the Refugee Advice and Casework Service (RACS), funded through a partnership by Vincent Fairfax Family Foundation, The Caledonia Foundation, and the Sidney Myer Fund.   

The Hub will provide a central, online resource for the recruitment and training of volunteers across the four organisations. The purpose built site will provide information on volunteer opportunities, training resources and incorporate a centralised database to match the skills and experiences of volunteers with the needs of the organisations.  In early 2018 the Hub will begin rolling out core training for volunteers to help build capacity and ensure volunteers feel supported in the work they do.

Volunteers and the Hub

Volunteers can register with the Hub by creating an online profile. The online profile allows people to list their skills, qualifications and experiences, update any details, sign up for training or apply for volunteering opportunities.

Registration to the Hub is optional for current volunteers.

At the end of the registration form you can nominate if you would like to register and share your information with only one or all of the agencies.


The information collected by the Humanitarian Hub will be stored securely, accessible only to the Hub Coordinator and the Volunteer Coordinators and only for the purposes of volunteering. Personal information and contact details will not be used by any of the organisations of the Hub for any purpose other than volunteering.