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Sine 1993, UFVRA has remained committed to working with refugees communities worldwide to improve their quality of life.

Established in 1993, UFVRA becoming the Volunteer organization in 2000. Originally called united Union federation the charity became United Federation Of Volunteer For Refugees Action (UFVRA) Inc in 2003 and officially register with same names in Australia 2016.

While our name changed throughout the early years, our core principles or vision statement remained. In 2005, the organization reported disaster relief shipments to 4 countries with a total value of $11,000. Three years later, the number of countries increased to 19, totalling $1.5 million worth of supplies. During this period, countries in South America and the Middle East, sites of major disasters, were the recipients of immediate emergency relief.

By the mid-2006, we began to broaden our mission from disaster relief to long-term development projects in vulnerable refugee communities. From an initial international volunteer of approximately 300, our programs expanded to include: support orphans, Refugees and building health clinics in parts of Africa, our volunteers assisting hurricane victims in Central America, teaching hygiene and health to children in Asia, and supporting women and girls through education using partnership means to reach our targeted group.

In 2016, UFVRA was granted organisation status by Australia Government. This allowed us the opportunity to participate in the international or national refugee’s community on a broader extent.


Today, UFVRA is active forefront humanitarian organisation operating in more than 49 countries with a dedicated team of 1,000 staff and volunteers. While our offices are often miles and oceans apart, we work together as a unified whole, bringing positive transformation to a world in need directly by our volunteers and partners on the ground.

Every day, we task ourselves with finding new ways to feed the refugee, homeless, and all hungry, give water to the thirsty, and take in the stranger. As needs arise and challenges grow, we strive to realize our mission, reflecting volunteer’s support of organisation service.


Why choosing to work with us?

We are Australia’s smallest international on-government organisation registered as an incorporated association in the Australian state Brisbane.  It is funded through contributions from its volunteers /members and by project grants from philanthropic bodies and government agencies. The priority activities for the organisation (ufvra) are set by its members, as represented by an elected Board annually.

UFVRA’s own work is centered on four key areas: Advocacy /support for refugees, support for its volunteers/members, youth engagement and community link, Employment/ Resumes/Job search. In addition, ufvra seeks funding for specific projects that directly relate to our objectives and enhance our capacity to serve the refugee community Australia.

Based in Brisbane’s south, UFVRA Australia is an independent not for profit organisation.
We act as a linking charity, providing services and activities that support people’s  quality of life. We work with local people to promote a socially just and diverse community, and to build community capacity.
We are here for all our  community  who are most in need.


We Work with youths, build a network of welcoming and inclusive communities to help in identifying the early signs that an individual is vulnerable and may be in need of support, by engage with our local community volunteers supports activities that lead for a successfully life in Queensland, including helping, involving them in our community projects, supporting them getting training, jobs, and link them with all service provider based on individual need.


Celebrating cultural diversity, our volunteers support individual, communities on cultural activities, with cultural respect for everyone who calls Australia home and coincides with the UN's International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination. We are multicultural workplace organisation and open to all communities and communicate our Social Services to all communities

Community Support

United federation of volunteers for refugee’s action advocates on issues relating to refugee protection at both a national and international level. Issues identified in our monthly community consultations and taking action to make Queensland a more diverse and inclusive place, that refugee and humanitarian entrants in Australia have about people they are connected to living in precarious situations in other parts of the world.


The knowledge, connections and experiences of refugee Diasporas in Australia can make them effective advocates at an international level, providing a voice for refugees that may not be otherwise be able to access decision-makers

We are committed to partner with refugee advocates and international decision-makers, such as the UNHCR, Human Rights Council, IOM and Australia Government. Since 2017, ufvra has been providing support through Gambling Community Benefit Fund (GCBF) grant and other means for advocates from refugee backgrounds to participate in development and decision making.

Employment support

Work with volunteers linked with employers, Resumes helpers, Job searches and job providers to match individual career with jobs and equip them with the skills they need to thrive in their innovative career​


Homeless outreach

With our organization’s mission always in mind, we strive to find new strategies for dealing with this challenge. Homeless Outreach is something that we take very seriously, and our team is working each and every day to make a positive impact. Contact us to learn more about our commitment to this cause.

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  • Community Support

  • Youth Connect

  • Employment and Resumes/Job search

  • Multicultural Heritage

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We acknowledge the traditional custodians of all the lands on which we meet, work and live and recognize that this land has always been and always will be Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander land.www.ufvra.org.au

United Federation of Volunteers for Refugees Action pays its good wishes to the traditional custodians across the lands in which we work, and acknowledges the elders past, present and emerging.  We walk together in solidarity in the shared pain of the past and with shared hope, respect and value for the future.

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