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Humanitarian Settlement Program - Home and Community Support Volunteer – Wollongong/Illawarra

Apply now Role no: 493874
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

Help refugees begin their lives in Australia by assisting with practical settlement needs. This may include providing physical help to set up a house, meeting with refugee families, and helping to orientate people in their new community. Your assistance will help build the skills and confidence of refugees to enable them to participate in and enjoy Australian life. 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 Aylin Basoglu, 0426 096 897.

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

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  1. Submit your application Tell us about yourself along with any skills and experience you can bring to Red Cross by completing an online application.
  2. Meet with us Have a chat with us about the volunteer role you have applied for and see whether it’s a good match for you and for us.
  3. Complete some checks If you are successful in getting the role we’ll ask you to complete a Police Check. In some cases a Working With Children Check may also be required.
  4. Get started! At this stage, it’s time for your induction and training as you’re now an official Red Cross Volunteer.

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