Through our Homestay Program we aim to build a bridge between people seeking asylum and refugees and the Australian community through our common humanity.
Everyone looks forward to a break from their day-to-day existence. For most of us this comes in the form of a holiday – a trip to a new area, a visit to friends and family, a chance to experience something new.
However, people seeking asylum and refugees often do not have the funds, knowledge or contacts to organise such an event.
We live in such a beautiful area and it is a privilege to share it with others.
Homestay Hosts offer to accommodate people seeking asylum and refugees who wish to come to this region for periods ranging from a couple of days to a week. The visitors may be a single person or a large family – the host and their facilities are matched to the needs of the visitors.
BR4R covers travel costs for the visitors as well as providing a small allowance for the host’s expenses.
We also have a group of volunteers to assist the hosts if needed, offering excursions, picnics etc. or transportation.
This is an excellent way to show people seeking asylum and refugees that they are valued by Australians and to show them part of our country and our culture. It is also an opportunity for the host to experience people from another culture.
If you’d like to find out more about or Homestay program you can download the Homestay Program Information Guide or contact the Homestay Co-ordinator via our contact page.
You may wish to become a host or a volunteer – the rewards are huge.