Formed in January 2015, UFVRA is a non-profit, non-government organisation registered as an incorporated association in the Australian. It is funded through contributions from its Volunteers and by project grants from philanthropic bodies and Government agencies. The priority activities for the organisation are set by its members, as represented by an elected Board.
Our own work is centred on five key areas: Advocacy, support for refugees, Homeless, Engaging young people at risk of exclusion and isolation, Support for its Volunteers and community education. In addition, ufvra seeks funding for specific projects that directly relate to our objectives and enhance our capacity to serve the communities globally and in Australia.
We help them to settle into their new lives, build connections in their communities, find work and study opportunities, learn new skills and feel at home.
We also work with targeted group, such as youths, individuals, communities, business and agency to help build a more welcoming Australia through advocacy, youth engagement, inclusion of Minority groups, cultural training & community events that bring people together, foster understanding and recognise the valuable contribution that new arrivals and migrants make to Australia nationwide.
In its tactical planning for the four years to 2022, united federation of volunteers for refugee’s action defined its Vision, Purpose, Aims and Goals in the following approach:
What we do
We respond to crises and go beyond disaster response to help people in the most vulnerable communities. In the aftermath of every major natural disaster we have responded to since 2004, we’ve developed long-term local solutions to prepare communities for the future. We have nearly 40 years of practical know-how, learned on the ground and backed by the technical skills of our in-house experts. Learn more ▸
Where we work
Our team lives and works in more than 40 countries around the world, partnering with local communities, governments and change-makers to help people triumph over adversity and build stronger communities from within. 87% of our people are from the countries where they work. Last year, we helped nearly 28 million people across those countries survive through crisis and transform their communities for good. Learn more ▸
Social Venture Fund
Beyond the traditional grant-based model of funding international development, we invest in and support pioneering social entrepreneurs to advance breakthrough solutions and create sustainable impact at scale. Learn more ▸