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Humanitarian Settlement Program - Orientation Volunteer – Wollongong/Illawarra

Apply now Role no: 493873
Availability: Business hours
Time involved: 1 day per month
Location: Regional NSW

  • Ongoing
  • Minimum 1 training delivered/month 

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, understanding important letters, learning the English language and connecting with the community.

The opportunity

As an orientation volunteer you will play a key role in supporting the learning and development of newly arrived refugees, which will increase their ability to comfortably settle in and enjoy Australian life. The Humanitarian Settlement Program consists of ten learning modules which cover essential topics for establishing a new life in Australia such as health, education and transport. 
Orientation volunteers will be involved in delivering one or more of these modules in informal and welcoming small group settings.

The impact

Orientation volunteers will make a tangible and meaningful contribution to the learning and development of newly arrived refugees. A thorough orientation of families and individuals to Australian living contributes greatly to positive settlement outcomes. As part of the Humanitarian Settlement Program you will also contribute to creating a friendly and inclusive environment that will help newly arrived refugees feel welcome. 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 Aylin Basoglu, 0426 096 897.

Download File Volunteer Role Description - HSP Office based Orientation Volunteer.docx

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

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