Think about your local community – are there any organisations or activities you can participate in to support multicultural or Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander groups? It could be helping refugees or recent migrants to learn English, or helping with shopping, or driving lessons. It could be connecting with local Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander community organisations to hear from them about ways you can support them and their communities.
You could also volunteer with established organisations that support Indigenous or diverse communities. There are many such organisations – here are just a few you might consider:
- The Asylum Seekers Centre in Sydney
- The Asylum Seekers Resource Centre in Melbourne
- Amnesty International in all capital cities.
- Seed Mob (Indigenous Youth Climate Network)
- Deadly Connections (Breaking the cycle of disadvantage in Indigenous Communities)
- Common Ground (Sharing the cultures, histories and lived experiences of First Nations peoples)
- Children’s Ground (Breaking the cycle of disadvantage for indigenous children)
- The Story Factory (creative writing for children, including many who are Indigenous or culturally diverse, in Sydney)
- The Healing Foundation (supports survivors of the stolen generations and their families)
- Justice Reinvest NSW (Campaigning for better investment in social services)
- Aboriginal Legal Service (There’s one in each state)
- Sisters Inside (supports women in prisons, including many Indigenous women)