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Humanitarian Settlement Program - Community Organiser Volunteer – Wollongong/Illawarra
Role no: 493875
Availability: Business hours
Time involved: 1 day per week
Location: Regional NSW
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 mail, English language and connecting with the community.
The purpose of a Community Organiser Volunteer is to recruit and coordinate others to form an active volunteer team which can then provide practical support to newly arrived refugees in the community. This role is a fantastic opportunity to develop key leadership skills, make a tangible contribution, engage in supporting vulnerable people as well as contributing to your local community.
Community organisers are closely linked with Red Cross case workers who are responsible for the client’s overall settlement and provide resources and advice to the local volunteer team. This role will also have access to extensive training and development opportunities and a network of other passionate Red Cross volunteers.
Red Cross volunteers are a vital connection between refugees and their new communities. Community Organiser volunteers are key to the success of the Humanitarian Settlement Program. Volunteers will be supported to make a meaningful contribution in their local communities, as well as taking part in creating a friendly and welcoming Australia.
For more information, please see the volunteer role description or contact Aylin Basoglu, 0426 096 897.
Volunteer Role Description - HSP Community Organiser.docx
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people are strongly encouraged to apply.
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Submit your application
Tell us about yourself along with any skills and experience you can bring to Red Cross by completing an online application.
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.
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.
At this stage, it’s time for your induction and training as you’re now an official Red Cross Volunteer.
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