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Supporting culturally and linguistically diverse volunteering in the mainstream

The Migrant Information Centre (Eastern Melbourne) are seeking new culturally and linguistically diverse (CALD) volunteers and organisations who are willing to be involved in a new project supporting CALD volunteering in the mainstream.

The Migrant Information Centre received funding from the Lord Mayors Charitable Foundation Trust to address some of the barriers to volunteering by providing support to CALD volunteers and mainstream organizations to recruit and retain CALD volunteers.  The project will provide two 8-week orientation programs for new CALD volunteering and a mentor program for mainstream volunteer involving organizations to provide support to the new volunteers. In addition the program will provide consultation to mainstream organizations about how they can modify their programs to accommodate CALD volunteers. This project will commence in April. 

For further information please contact Sharon Porteous on 9275 6905 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..


Centre for Cultural Diversity in Ageing acknowledges and pays respect to the Wurundjeri people of the Kulin nation, on whose land this website was developed. We pay our respects to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, their ancestors and elders, both past and present and acknowledge their continuing connection to land, sea and community. We hope our work contributes to the wider project of respect and recognition between cultures in Australia. Centre for Cultural Diversity in Ageing receives project funding from the Australian Department of Health to administer the Partners in Culturally Appropriate Care (PICAC) program in Victoria.


Did you know?

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36% of people aged 65 years and over in Australia were born overseas
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1 in 3 people in aged care services were born overseas
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In 2016 the median age of Australian-born people was 34 years compared to 59 years for Europe-born people