Donstan Pillai

Donstan works on the Emergency relief programs and is the current Warehouse Manager. He has been a committed volunteer for Friends of Refugees since June 2013. Donstan is the quiet achiever. He knows what it is like to sleep on the floor in a Melbourne winter, wrapped only in the curtain from the window. He now works full time and volunteers tirelessly, 6 days a week at Friends of Refugees to deliver free furniture and other essentials to new families.
For the past 9 years he has greeted new arrivals with a smile and made sure they had some food and a place to sleep. He co-founded the bike repair workshop – giving out more than 1500 free bikes to families. He also runs a
garden maintenance program, arriving with mower and tools to assist asylum seekers keep their gardens in order.