The St Bernard’s College Social Justice Network is proud to announce our partnership with the Brigidine Asylum Seeker Project (BASP).
We know that there are many SBC families looking for practical social justice volunteering activities. Our St Vinnies Footscray Soup Van roster has been full for the past several years so we welcome this community outreach opportunity.
BASP is an initiative sponsored by the Brigidine Sisters. “We engage with the issues of our time, stand in solidarity with those who are oppressed, and seek to build a more inclusive community. Our motto is strength and kindness.” BASP focus on practical assistance for people seeking asylum in Victoria. (www.basp.org.au)
As a Catholic school in the Edmund Rice Tradition, St Bernard’s is committed to justice and peace for all, grounded in a spirituality of action and reflection that calls us to stand in solidarity with those who are marginalised. As parents, we recognise that the gospel duty and relevance of helping others is one of the most important reasons for sending our boys to St Bernard’s. There is no better way of role modelling social justice support than by volunteering yourself.
The Social Justice Network will support BASP by promoting the organisation to the SBC Community and providing information to those who are interested in volunteering.
For more information on BASP
If you are interested in learning more about volunteering opportunities, please contact us using the form below. All volunteers are asked to complete a Volunteer Application Sheet. Please use the form below to request a Volunteer Application Sheet. Thank you in advance for your interest in serving.
Download Brigidine Asylum Seeker Project Volunteer Role Statement