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Local Projects


“Do what you can, with what you have,
where you are.” — Theodore Roosevelt.

Riverview Community Services is able to provide practical assistance to those in our community through a variety of different projects. True compassion demands our action, and we’re so grateful to the Riverview family who generously give to the Riverview Trust so that we can continue to serve our city. 

The Riverview Trust supports the work of Riverview Community Services, Riverview Children’s Foundation and Riverview Media. We have a variety of initiatives that enables us to help our local and overseas community. All giving above $2 to Riverview Trust is tax-deductable. 


Emergency Relief

Through our Emergency Relief program, we offer food parcels and assistance with bill payments to people experiencing hardship. In the last year, we've assisted over 650 people who found themselves in crisis. Appointments for Emergency Relief are available on Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays, 9am-1pm and can be made by calling 08 9416 0000.


Community Visitors Scheme

The Community Visitors Scheme (CVS) is an Australian Government initiative which aims to support elderly people in aged care facilities who may be lonely and at risk of social isolation.   We provide visitors for residents whose quality of life would be enriched by friendship and companionship. 

We are always looking for volunteers who would enjoy building a one-to-one relationship with a resident, making a commitment to visit the person on a regular basis for one hour per fortnight.


Street Teams

Riverview Street Teams exists to assist individuals and families in crisis with short-term practical support. Our team comes alongside people who do not have the means or capacity to complete basic household and yard chores. The duration and frequency of our assistance is dependent upon each individual situation. We aim to offer friendship, practical help and empowerment to enable people to get ahead and feel more in-control of their situation.


Asylum Seeker Hub

Our Asylum Seeker Hub runs on a weekly basis to provide an easy access point for people seeking refuge to receive information and services from a wide range of agencies related to their legal, psychological, welfare and social needs. We partner with the lead agencies in Perth who are working with Asylum Seekers.

In partnership with a pro bono legal service in Perth, we also run a free visa administration clinic. By working with a bilingual volunteer from the community, a person in need of assistance is able to get the practical help they need to get their paperwork completed.


CAP Debt Centre

In partnership with Christians Against Poverty (CAP), Riverview CAP Debt Centre provides a free debt management service for anyone in the community. Through CAP, thousands of families have been released from the burden of debt through a combination of budgeting advice, creditor liaison and personal support.

We need a team of dedicated, skilled and compassionate volunteers willing to support clients struggling with debt. If you are available during the week we would love to hear from you. 


Gift-Giving Projects

Through our Gift-Giving Projects, we aim to bless those in our community that are doing it tough. Through a variety of different campaigns, we distribute gifts to individuals, groups and organisations to provide hope and dignity.