What we do
The Asylum Seekers Centre provides practical and personal support for people seeking asylum living in the community. We recognise our shared humanity with those seeking safety in Australia and extend our welcome, respect and support. ASC has been assisting people seeking asylum in Sydney since 1993. We are a not-for-profit organisation and rely on grants, donations and volunteers to undertake our work.
Volunteering with ASC
ASC’s community network is invaluable and our team of dedicated volunteers are the heart and soul of the work we do. We have over 350 volunteers who support us with casework, employment, accommodation, social and healthcare services. We are fortunate with the generosity we receive from individuals, each bringing their own unique skills and experience to the Centre. Please register with the Hub to be notified of volunteer opportunities that arise, as we occasionally look for ways to extend our community network. While we aren’t always actively seeking volunteers, we are keen to develop our volunteer program and may have roles that match your specialised skills.
We are open Monday to Friday, 9am – 4pm. We occasionally hold events during evenings or on weekends that require volunteer support.
Newtown train station is a 300m walk from the Centre and is on the Inner West (T2 )line. There are several buses to and from Newtown. The 422, 423, 426 and 428 all run between Newtown and the city; while the M30, 352, 355 and 370 all pass through Newtown. To plan your journey via public transport see Transport NSW’s Trip Planner. There is some time restricted parking in surrounding streets.