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How you can help

Volunteer your time

Perhaps you don’t have any spare cash, but you do have a little spare time?

You don’t need to be a member of Friends of Same to offer your time and assistance. Friends of Same volunteers can use their experience to update their CV and, whilst working with Friends of Same, are protected by Voluntary Worker Insurance.

Ongoing opportunities exist in newsletter production, website support, administrative support, market stalls, coffee marketing and retail customer support and fundraising.

Visit our Contact page to get in touch with us to offer your time.

Donate Cash by Electronic Deposit

Tax deductible donations can be made via the Salesian Mission, who are overseeing our scholarship program in East Timor.

Donations can be made to 

Commonwealth Bank Australia

367 Collins Street

Melbourne 3000

BSB 063003 a/c 00127879

Account name Australian Salesian Mission Overseas Aid Fund (A.S.M.O.A.F)

Please identify SAME Education as the recipient.

Please contact us 

Direct Donations to Friends of Same
Donations can be made to the Friends of Same Inc (non-tax deductible). Donations can be made direct to our 

Friends of Same Donation account at the Bendigo Bank

 BSB 633-000 a/c no 147359160

please note Education as the recipient.

or by cheque.  For more information, telephone John (Treasurer) 03 9817 3722. Post cheques to Treasurer, Friends of Same, 32 Henry Street Hawthorn 3122.

Education and Training Gift Vouchers

Give a gift that counts. Support the Friends of Same vocational education program by buying a voucher as a thank-you gift, birthday gift, Christmas gift or just to help build a country's future! Your voucher will pay for:

Vocational secondary college

$5 pocket money for one month
$10 uniforms
$15 annual exam fees or exam entry fee
$20 tuition and board for one month
$50 a mattress, towel, sheets and cleaning equipment for starting to board
$60 three return bus fares for Easter, Christmas and end of year
$200 tuition and board for one year

Primary teachers' college

$10 power, water & transportation (1 year)
$20 textbooks, course materials, stationery and equipment for one year
$60 food & accommodation for one month

Donations over $2 are tax deductible. See our How to Donate to Friends of Same Projects page.

Please contact John Lagzdins, Treasurer, Friends of Same on telephone no. 03 9817 3722 for more information.

Other ways you can help

  • Support our Fundraising initiatives (these are usually advertised in the News or Events sections of our site)
  • Develop links between your group or organisation and the community of Same
  • Come to our functions, meet East Timorese people and find out about their country.
  • Invite speakers from Friends of Same to your organisation (Contact us to make a request)
  • Develop friendship relationships between schools.
  • Buy Timor Friendship Coffee or introduce this product to a potential sales outlet.