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Working with people from culturally diverse backgrounds

Working with volunteers from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds can add value to your organisation, create an inclusive environment, strengthen positive relationships with the local community, bring new perspectives and encourage people from different backgrounds to use your services.

However, organisations need to be mindful that involving people from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds in volunteer programs is a long process, especially if you want the volunteer program to be sustainable. Organisations need to focus on one community and then progressively involve other communities.

Victoria’s Volunteer Portal looks at how to best involve people from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds in volunteer programs, while ensuring the volunteer program is sustainable, and that both volunteers and the organisation benefit from a culturally diverse volunteer involvement.

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