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Community Education Volunteer - In Search of Safety - Brisbane and Toowoomba
Role no: 496177
Availability: Business hours, Evenings, Mornings, Weekends
Time involved: Varied hours
- Once per month
- minimum (3 hrs per session) – school hours
The In Search of Safety Community Education Program creates awareness and challenges myths and stereotypes about asylum seekers, refugees and migrants through workshops that focus on two target audiences:
1. Primary & Secondary Schools (11 - 18 year olds)
The program is an interactive educational experience for students in years 6-12. Each session runs for around an hour and a half, and is delivered to up to 30 students at a time by trained facilitators and guest speakers.
2. The broader community
Conversations in the Community is available to groups in the community wanting to learn more about the real situation faced by people seeking asylum in Australia. Through informative and engaging presentations, we aim to improve public understanding of asylum seekers and help dispel the many myths and misunderstandings surrounding migration. Open to clubs, organisations, workplaces, communities and groups of any size, these community conversations give participants a valuable opportunity to hear real-life stories from people with direct and first-hand experience in seeking asylum in Australia.
This role suits someone over the age of 16 who is a good communicator and confident presenting information to groups. The Community Education Volunteers should have a strong interest in creating awareness and challenging the myths and stereotypes about asylum seekers, refugees and migrants, targeting primary and high schools around Brisbane and Toowoomba.
This role will require commitment during office hours and after hours as well as weekends if required.
As an In Search of Safety presenter, you will 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 presentations, group work and guest speakers, in order to create a more welcoming Australia.
For more information, please see the volunteer role description: VRD- In Search of Safety 2020.pdf or contact Ashleigh Hudson on 07 3367 5604 .
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people are strongly encouraged to apply.
Advertised: E. Australia Standard Time
Applications close: E. Australia Standard Time
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