Caritas Australia is the aid and development organisation of the Catholic Church in Australia. With an aim to end poverty and promote justice we are working to uphold the human dignity of those at greatest risk and assist people regardless of their ethnicity, political beliefs, gender or religion.
In 2011/12, 2.9 million people were supported through 56 international emergency programs (not including advocacy programs).Our international development programs (including Indigenous Australia), assisted another
Caritas has volunteer opportunities for those with a passion for social justice who would like to speak on our behalf during Project Compassion at Masses or other Community organisations. We also welcome volunteers to help with various events and advocacy campaigns held throughout the year.