We do a lot with a little. Help us to house and support asylum seekers and refugees in the Australian community.
Low cost or free secondhand car and lawnmowers wanted – Please contact Libby 0418 526 036
There is desperation in the eyes of the Rohingya and Bangladeshi asylum seekers at a midweek community meeting in Gatton in the Lockyer Valley west of Brisbane. A decade ago these men risked everything when they fled to Australia by boat — leaving...
Get your friends together either at home or in a distributed online team for the second ever BASP Online Trivia Night presented by St Mary's Hampton. Our last trivia night in 2021 raised over $5000 and we had a lot of fun! Friday 7 October 20227.30pm - 9.45pmSuggested...
How hopeful can people seeking asylum be? Come and hear speaker Josh Burns, who is Labor's Federal Member for Macnamara, and we will also have a catch up on BASP news and activities. This is our second discussion session for 2022 which will be held from 2pm to 3.30pm...
You can help
- provide hospitality and practical support for people seeking asylum
- actively network with like-minded individuals and groups who are working for justice for asylum seekers
- promote advocacy for the rights of people seeking asylum
- engage in education about asylum seekers’ issues
- donate or volunteer
Brigid Arthur csb, Project Coordinator, is a Brigidine Sister with a long and passionate career as an educator. She has been described as ‘an octogenarian human rights advocate, protester and leader.’
(csb = Congregation of Sisters of Brigid)
Libby Saunders, Project Coordinator, is an experienced social worker who worked in disability and community care before joining BASP in 2014. Libby is mainly involved with housing and volunteers.
Volunteers, kindly support our everyday work with an extraordinary range of expertise and experience.
The Brigidine Asylum Seekers Project (BASP) is a Melbourne-based initiative of the Brigidine Sisters which aims to:
- Provide hospitality and practical support for people seeking asylum;
- Actively network with like-minded individuals and groups who are working for justice for asylum seekers;
- Promote advocacy for the rights of people seeking asylum;
- Engage in education about asylum seekers’ issues.
We have many volunteer opportunities e.g. volunteer for our Friendship through teaching English program, providing friendship and support to an asylum seeker family along with personalised assistance in everyday English. Help families settle in their Australian community by exploring local facilities and services together. Volunteers visit an assigned family once a week to offer friendship and support.
Please contact us to help.
Be informed about asylum seekers in Australia
Contrary to the images sometimes projected by government and the media, most asylum seekers arrive in Australia by air as authorised travellers.
Ordinary Human Beings
Asylum seekers are ordinary human beings with the same emotions and reactions that most of us would have in similar circumstances.
They have been involved in persecution in their own countries that we find hard to imagine from the safety of this country.