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Our History

Mission & Vision

Our Leadership

Our Partners


United Federation of Volunteers for Refugees Action (UFVRA) is the smallest Volunteers based non-profit organisation dedicated to serving vulnerable immigrants, asylum seekers and refugees in Australia.  To put it another way,, we resettle refugees, reunite children and parents, and restore the Australian Vision.


Since 1992, we have been delivering aid and development programmes to transform lives.Since 1992 UFVRA, has been a champion for migrants and refugees from around the globe. Our legacy of compassionate service has made a difference in the lives of more than 300,000 people who have sought safety and hope in America’s communities. Our history reflects our own deep immigrant roots and passionate commitment to welcoming newcomers, especially those who are most in need.


 Informed by our organization mission, objectives 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 around the world.


Our gift of kind-hearted service has made a difference in the lives of more than 200,000 people who have sought safety in Australia live their lives in a safe home and community.

You can help us keep fighting for refugees and people seeking asylum by becoming a member, donating, volunteering or taking part in our campaigns.



With the help of our generous donors and supporters, we assist thousands of people every year. We not only aid the less fortunate but provide them with the tools and skills to aid themselves in the long term.We assist the needy and less fortunate by helping people build educated, productive, secure, just and self sustainable communities

Our Values


We believe that all people (especially the orphans, aged, disabled, oppressed and widowed) irrespective of race, class, creed or political considerations, are entitled to:

  • A peaceful, just, healthy and dignified life;

  • Participate in free choice;

  • First class education and training;

  • Thrive and enjoy the fruits of their labour;

  • A secure and an environmentally sustainable future.

  • Accordingly, we believe that it is our duty to be effective, responsible and accountable managers of the resources entrusted to






UFVRA - believe secure, informed, intellectual, productive and just societies emerge when wealth and resources are distributed effectively to those that are most in need with the intent that those communities are empowered through education, training and self sustainability programs.

We believe that community development cannot be undertaken without inclusive recipient participation and proper accountability.


Duties to Stakeholders



  • We treat all people with the utmost of respect;

  • We are ethical in all our dealings;

  • We aim to improve the lives of people by giving them the initial but temporary aid and then the building blocks to support themselves through self development, education and training;

  • We are open and transparent;

  • With full stakeholder engagement, we design, plan, implement, monitor and evaluate our projects;

  • We are effective, responsible and astute managers of the resources entrusted to us;

  • We adopt world class management techniques and utilize state of the art technology;

  • We place incredible emphasis on the self sustainability of the natural and economic environment; and

  • We will advocate and indeed lobby policy makers for the rights of our stakeholders.

  • ‘Stakeholders’ means our donors, partners and the people we serve.

Our Community

These include our members, local governments, schools,  community groups, universities and education providers, and researchers.

Volunteering and internships

Volunteering with United Federation Of Volunteers For Refugees Action. UFVRA - Australia is a small organization. It relies on the support of dedicated volunteers to maintain our vital work. However, there are only a small.

Jobs, working with refugees in Australia

You can find on this page jobs with the United Federation Of Volunteers For Refugees Action or jobs working with refugees in Australia or people seeking asylum.

Contacting Us

As a small organization, we do not have capacity to answer all enquirers. Please start here to answer your questions:

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