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Humanitarian Settlement Program - Office Support Volunteer, ACT

Apply now Role no: 495577
Availability: Business hours, Mornings
Time involved: 1 - 4 hours per week
Location: Canberra

  • Ongoing, 6 month commitment
  • Monday to Friday, 4 hours per week - fortnightly roster

The program

The Humanitarian Settlement Program offers vital support to refugees and humanitarian entrants settling in Australia, including one-on-one casework, basic household goods, orientation and housing support. It also includes practical support like helping our client’s link with Centrelink, Medicare, schools and other local services.

The opportunity

As a Humanitarian Settlement Program (HSP) volunteer you will play a key role in assisting clients with their settlement into their local community. Aligned with the HSP orientation outcomes, this office based role works to assist with administrative tasks, customer service and stakeholder engagement. HSP volunteers are friendly, accepting and flexible individuals, who are motivated to support the learning and comfortable settlement of newly arrived refugees. All of the roles within the program are supported by the Red Cross caseworkers and Volunteer Engagement Officer. Training and ongoing development opportunities are offered as part of these roles.

The impact

Red Cross Office Support Volunteers are a vital connection between refugees and the Red Cross Office. As part of the Humanitarian Settlement Program you will contribute to creating a friendly and inclusive environment that will help refugees feel welcome. Your impact will be tangible and you will see your contribution making a difference to someone’s life.

For more information, please see the volunteer role description Download File Volunteer Role Description - HSP Office Support Volunteer ACT.pdf or contact Aylin Basoglu on 0426 096 897.

Please note: you will be required to upload a recent copy of you CV to submit this application.

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

Advertised: AUS Eastern Standard Time
Applications close: AUS Eastern Standard Time

  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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