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6 Ways You Can Help Refugee & Migrant Children & Youth in Victoria Right Now

Some practical ways to help refugee & migrant children and youth in Victoria today

1. Awareness
As Jim Rohn said “effective communication is 20% what you know and 80% how you feel about what you know.” So we challenge you to have reasoned conversations with friends, family and colleagues about issues in the news that affect refugee & migrant children and youth in Australia. Such conversations promote social inclusion and cultural understanding, thus making it easier for recently resettled refugees and migrants to feel welcome in the community. Stand up for those who are often unheard and ultimately challenge the prejudices that are all too often still prevalent in Victoria and society as a whole today.

2. Volunteering
Volunteering your time and skills is a fantastic way to take action by making a direct impact towards the important work RMCC does. If you are passionate about having direct communication with the children and would like to take on a mentoring role we have opportunities to volunteer in our Learning Support, RESP or Summer Holiday Program as well as our monthly workshops. For business based roles, we have positions in fundraising and marketing to administration and educational material aid. With tons of opportunities available for motivated self-starters to join our epic team, now is the time to start volunteering.

To check out our current volunteering opportunities visit https://rmccaustralia.org.au/get-involved/volunteer/

3. Collect
Providing educational material aid to families encountering financial hardship is critical as it means children and youth can utilise resources in order to reach their true potential. We are always on the lookout for unwanted stationery, books, pencil cases, school bags and educational materials that we can distribute to families across Melbourne. Collecting materials helps ease the financial burden on parents and makes sure children are showing up to school with the right materials to succeed. So have a scout about in your homes, workplaces and community for unwanted resources that we can put to good use or hold a donation drive.

To donate unwanted materials email fundraising@rmccaustralia.org.au.

4. Fundraise
Fundraising is super important for organisations like RMCC to run our programs. If you are passionate about RMCC’s cause, then we invite you to fundraise for us! Whether its hosting a fundraising event, asking friends and family to donate in lieu of a birthday gift or doing a sponsored swim, fundraising is a rewarding way to get involved. It allows you to become more familiar within your community, spend time with friends and make a lasting impact to refugee & migrant children and youth in Victoria.

If you want to fundraise for us but you are feeling overwhelmed please get in contact as we are happy to help you on your fundraising journey. Likewise, if you have already got the ball rolling then we would love to get involved and help publicise what you have been doing.

5. Be present
One of the best ways to help refugee & migrant children and youth in Victoria is by staying in touch with the work RMCC does. From engaging in social media by commenting, liking and sharing our posts, signing up to our bi-weekly online newsletter or coming to support us at events we hold, and fundraisers we participate in. Every time you interact with RMCC you help spread the word about what our organisation does, and in turn help raise awareness about the challenges we are helping to tackle.

6. Donate
As a grassroots organisation, monetary donations are always super appreciated as they allow us to provide tailored services that empower, build knowledge and develop confidence. Donations are crucial to the success and development of our programs. You can make a one off donation or become a Supporter of RMCC by signing up to make a monthly donation. You support helps change lives.

To find out more about how to donate visit https://rmccaustralia.org.au/get-involved/donate/

Ultimately, there are many meaningful ways you can contribute to supporting refugee and migrant children in the community. Whether you support our work continuously or just on a off one occasion the message is clear, every contribution counts towards improving the lives of children in our community, and the time to act is now.