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Migration Support Programs - In Search of Safety Project Volunteer - Perth Metro

Apply now Role no: 495281
Availability: Business hours
Time involved: 1 - 4 hours per week
Location: Perth

  • Ongoing position 
  • School hours but flexible to fit in with your personal commitment
  • Join the world's largest humanitarian organisation

The program
The In Search of Safety Community Education Program was developed by Red Cross in WA to help build awareness and understanding of the real situations facing people who come to Australia to seek asylum. It aims to dispel the misunderstandings and myths surrounding asylum seekers through thought-provoking presentations, engaging group activities and enlightening real-life stories, in order to create a more welcoming Australia.

The opportunity
As an In Search of Safety Volunteer, you will have the opportunity to support the program to create awareness and challenge myths and stereotypes about asylum seekers, refugees and migrants in primary and secondary schools. In addition, you will be actively participating in the conversations with community and will provide the participants a valuable opportunity to hear real-life stories from people with first-hand experiences seeking asylum in Australia.

The impact
Red Cross volunteers play a vital role in raising awareness of asylum seekers and refugees in Australia. As part of the In Search of Safety Program you will contribute to change the perception of local community on asylum seekers, refugees and migrants.
For more information, please see the volunteer role description Download File VRD - In Search of Safety 2019.pdf or contact Alison Cook on (08) 9225 8825.

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

Advertised: W. Australia Standard Time
Applications close:

  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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