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OUR Advocacy shape a community that embraces diversity

UFVRA: Australia is a non-profit organization that welcomes and supports refugees and migrants entering Australia. It is one of 14 refugee resettlement agencies working with the Refugee Council of Australia and one of only six that serves unaccompanied refugee minors.  We are national partner in six-state, raising awareness and funds to support our international emergency response to humanitarian crises. We achieve this through the generosity of individual donors, trust foundations, and other organizations who donate to and partner with us. 

For over 20 years ,We Empowering Refugees & immigrants to become Self Reliant These contributions from individuals, donors, and groups lead to the direct impact on the ground during humanitarian crises, helping the organization deliver emergency support such as protection, shelter, clean water, food & non-food items. we also empowers some Australians to directly fund projects that support longer-term care, such as building homeless accommodation, building schools, running livelihood programs, and providing advocacy. 

The Organization fundraisers in different ways, with regular donations from everyday individual donors underpinning much of its work. Other fundraising includes supporting community events, corporate partnerships, and foundation work. we delivers community education and advocacy initiatives to raise public awareness of Domestic family violence, Homelessness, and plight of displaced people worldwide and our work to welcome, protect and care for them. In 2017, UFVRA - Australia raised $1.1 million to support UFVRA urgent humanitarian responses in our operational field globally.

For information on how UFVRA governed, read the Constitution for Australia.

Our Accreditation

UFVRA: Australia is a member of the Australian Council for International Development (ACFID), the peak body representing non-government organizations working in international aid and development. UFVRA - Australia is committed to the ACFID Fundraising Charter and is a signatory to ACFID’s Code of Conduct. Includes policies and procedures which promote the safety and well-being of children. Read our Child Safeguarding Policy for more information.

UFVRA: Australia is also a member of the Fundraising Institute of Australia (FIA), the peak body representing charities in Australia, and the Public Fundraising Regulatory Association.

Policies that guide UFVRA - Australia work

  • Whistle blowing Policy

  • Transparency Policy

  • Conflict of Interest Policy

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Informed by our Lutheran faith and decades of experience with migrants and refugees, we have responded to people caught in conflict and facing persecution. We have developed new service programs, birthed new service organizations, and influenced public policy in the best interests of those we serve.

Our Stories

Small gifts - Big impact.

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Every contribution makes a real difference in the lives of vulnerable immigrant and refugee families. Will you be the answer to their prayers today?

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Every contribution makes a real difference in the lives of vulnerable immigrant and refugee families. Will you be the answer to their prayers today?

our MISSION

Our vision
An engaged, unified volunteer organization leading change. Where all migrants, refugees, and Homeless are protected, embraced, and empowered in a world of just and welcoming communities.
Mission
To create a well-integrated intercultural diverse community, where people are supported by working productively to meet desires and interests in a rapidly changing world. We stand with and advocate for migrants, refugees, and homelessness transforming communities through organizations of service and justice.

Excellence

  • Be exceptional in everything we do

Innovation

  • Be challenging in our approach

Respect

  • Be dedicated to relationships

our-History 

United Federation Of Volunteers For Refugees Action (UFVRA) Inc., UFVRA was formed in May 2000 in Central Queensland. Our focus on welcoming Refugees & immigrants were entering the country and addressing recognized community needs to enhance community cohesion while developing a framework for community development by recognizing the value of diversity.

  • We are very sure that every human is gifted with a kind and charitable heart. We are keeping all efforts in welcoming such humans together to execute the alarming tasks efficiently and in time. We work as a team with the fullest involvement of individuals to reach the common goal of helping needy people. In one way, We directly deal with disadvantaged people and take necessary action or connect them to respective helpers,/., NGO’s donors to fulfill the tasks.

Integrity

  • Be true to our word

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OUR-Purpose 

  • To provide a safe and inclusive environment for new residents and their families to address cultural differences and practices.

  • To empower new residents and their families to interact confidently within the society.

  • To utilize new residents and their families' skills and expertise to deliver programs and services for other community members.

  • To connect new residents and their families to existing programs and services on the broader public.

  • To inform the community about new residents' cultural backgrounds to make the community more open and welcoming to new residents.

  • To retain refugees, migrants, and interstate workers in the region.

  • To help the refugees & migrant community to showcase their culture and customs to the broader Australian.

Our values

  • Our core values guide our behaviours and underpin our Code of Conduct. These are the values we live by every day

Our guiding principles

Our operating principles define how we do business. They drive our thinking, actions, processes and benchmarks. They keep us focused and remind us that we are committed to progress, but not at all costs.