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Volunteer opportunities - Humanitarian Settlement Program - Home and Community Support Volunteer - Albury or Wagga Wagga


Humanitarian Settlement Program - Home and Community Support Volunteer - Albury or Wagga Wagga

Apply now Role no: 493853
Availability: Business hours
Time involved: 1 - 4 hours per week
Location: Regional NSW

  • Ongoing, 6 month commitment
  • 2 hours per week, flexible days

The program

Key outcomes of the Humanitarian Settlement Program are increased social cohesion, community connectedness and positive settlement experiences for refugees. Volunteers play an important role in the success of the program, as their participation will mean refugees get the extra support they need in completing every day things such as shopping, reading important letters, English language and connecting with the community.

The opportunity

Home and Community Support Volunteers help refugees as they begin their lives in Australia by assisting with practical settlement needs. You will also help build the skills and confidence of refugees, so that they will be able participate in and enjoy Australian life. This includes providing physical help to set up a house, meeting with refugee families, and helping to orientate clients into their community. Your work  will be supported by a Red Cross Case Worker and Volunteer Engagement Officer.

The impact

Red Cross volunteers are a vital connection between refugees and their new communities. As part of the Humanitarian Settlement Program you will contribute to creating a friendly and inclusive environment that will help newly arrived refugees feel welcome. Your impact will be tangible and you will see your contribution making a difference to someone’s life straight away. Red Cross will ensure you have training, ongoing support and access to other opportunities within the World’s largest humanitarian network.

For more information, please see the volunteer role description or contact Kate Tralaggan, 02 5963 2954.

Download File Volunteer Role Description - HSP Home and Community Support Volunteer.docx

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people are strongly encouraged to apply.

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