Volunteers make BRMC a real community and a thriving hub for community connection and services. BRMC is always in need of people who are willing to help and share their time, talents and skills. We have different programs and activities where you can choose to help. If you don’t have the time to volunteer but are willing to help, we are very happy to accept any treasure you can share with BRMC. If you have any ideas or projects in mind that you think will be helpful to the community you can also share them with us.
Digital Mentors – Support people from migrant and refugee backgrounds to increase their confidence to use technology. You don’t need to be an IT expert to become a mentor – if you currently use a computer, smart device and the internet on a regular basis, the Digital Mentor program is for you!
Tutor – Train as an English Tutor or as a Computer Tutor and provide language tutoring. Or become a Diversity Homework Club Tutor and assist Primary and Secondary level students.
BRMC Office and Reception – Greeting our visitors, answering the phone, keeping records, filing and assisting with office tasks.
Drivers – Transport clients to and from our services. Must hold a current Victorian Driver’s Licence.
Home Visiting – Improve the life of a senior by visiting a senior client in their home once a week for social interaction. We match people based on culture and personal suitability.
Social Support & Healthy Ageing Services Assistant – Help provide support to people from culturally and linguistically diverse (CALD) backgrounds. Assist with craft and fun activities, food preparation, serving meals, physical activity and outings.
Stepping Stones to Small Business – Provide mentorship advice and support to program graduates.
Developing Our Children Together – Assist at the workshop and help with kid’s activities.
Events – Volunteer at festivals, markets, events and open days.
BRMC is an incorporated body. The constitution provides for three categories of membership.
(1) General Membership: Any organisation whose primary objective is either of a cultural/ethnic or multicultural focus and whose aims and activities are consistent with the above.
(2) Associate Membership: May be given to organisations with an interest in multicultural issues (but this not being their primary focus) and provided that such an organisation is duly admitted to membership, in accordance with the provisions of these Rules.
(3) Individual Membership: May be given to individuals who show a real/practical interest in multicultural issues and who do not seek to be members of a member organisation.
Benefits of Members
- Voting rights
- Administration and auspice support
- Event equipment loans and usage
- Ballarat Welcome Centre discount room hire member rate
- General Meetings
BRMC provides financial and material aid to support people in financial hardship.
Money is not the only way of making a donation to support our community. You can donate anything extra you have to help others.
Different ways to send your donation:
Ballarat Welcome Centre
25-39 Barkly Street
Ballarat, Victoria 3350
PO Box 1418
Bakery Hill, Victoria 3354
Please contact us first or indicate what you are donating to such as BRASSN, Welcome Centre etc.
Account Name: Ballarat Regional Multicultural Council
Account No. Contact us for details
Payee: Ballarat Regional Multicultural Council
Send to: PO Box 1418 Bakery Hill, Victoria 3354
Note: Please advise us of any monetary donations.
BRMC employs a small team of staff. We also offer student placements, work placements and casual positions from time to time.
We advertise vacancies when they arise on our website and SEEK.com.au.
We are always interested to hear from volunteers.
Please contact BRMC via email firstname.lastname@example.org to express your interest.
Ballarat Regional Multicultural Council respectfully acknowledges the Wadawurrung and Dja Dja Wurrung people, their elders and community leaders, past, present and emerging
– traditional custodians of the land on which we live and work.
BRMC actively promotes intercultural and interfaith harmony. We help build inclusive and diverse communities and economies.
We work with members and partners to strengthen diversity and social cohesion in regional Victoria.