Jesuit Refugee Service (JRS) is an international Catholic organisation with a mission to accompany, serve and advocate for the rights of refugees and other forcibly displaced persons. JRS provides casework support, financial assistance, temporary accommodation, legal support, foodbank, English language classes, and other social support activities.

Volunteers are needed to fulfil various roles at Arrupe Centre, Westmead, including managing reception, shopping and restocking foodbank shelves, giving hospitality – setting up tea/coffee and welcoming clients, employment support – helping with resumes, researching jobs etc.

Arrupe Place is open Monday to Friday, 9am – 5pm. They only occasionally hold events during the evenings and on weekends that require volunteer support. Volunteers are asked to be available on a roster system.

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Arrupe Place, 2 Darcy Road, Westmead. Arrupe Place is a 7 min (550m) walk from Westmead train station, linked by the Western line (T1), Cumberland line (T5) and the Blue Mountains line. The Westmead Hospital T-way bus stop is a 2 min walk to JRS and there are numerous buses to Westmead from across Sydney. Some limited parking is available at JRS Westmead.


  • Volunteers are required to complete a core training session and a JRS induction.
  • Volunteers must also participate in an interview and complete a police check.

How to get involved

To express interest in volunteering with JRS at Arrupe Centre, please contact

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