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International Humanitarian Law Volunteer Community Engagement Network Member - Victoria

Apply now Role no: 495714
Availability: Business hours, Mornings, Weekends
Time involved: 1 day per month
Location: Melbourne

  • Ongoing position
  • 5 hours per month (12-month commitment)

The program
The Australian Red Cross International Humanitarian Law (IHL) Program seeks to prevent and alleviate suffering in times of war and conflict and promote non-violence and peace by working towards the following outcomes:
        - Australians in war and conflict understand that wars have laws and apply them;
        - Australian law and policy reflects IHL and humanitarian principles; and
        - the International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement has maximum global impact in IHL, and Movement members achieve                their local humanitarian objectives.

As a member of the International Red Cross Red Crescent Movement, Australian Red Cross has an obligation to promote awareness about IHL (the laws of war). In this work, the organisation is supported by IHL Advisory Committees which operate in most States and Territories and provide IHL expertise to the IHL Program.

The IHL Community Engagement Network (the Network) is an Australian Red Cross volunteer group which will provide logistical support in the organisation of IHL dissemination events and activities prioritised by both the IHL Advisory Committees and Network members.

The opportunity
This role will suit someone who has a strong interest in IHL and is passionate about disseminating IHL throughout the wider community. The ideal candidate will have experience in volunteering and providing logistical support for events or projects.

The impact
You will work with the CEN Convenor and other CEN members to provide logistical support to the IHL Advisory Committee for IHL dissemination events and activities aimed at increasing awareness of IHL, humanitarian action and the International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement.

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

For further information about the role, please see the volunteer role description or contact Aneta Peretko on 

Role Description - Download File Volunteer Role Description - IHL Community Engagement Network Member.pdf

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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