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Community Education Volunteer – In Search of Safety - Launceston

Apply now Role no: 497974
Availability: Business hours
Time involved: As required
Location: Regional TAS

  • Time frame: Ongoing 
  • Time commitment: 3 hours during school hours flexible to fit in with your personal commitment.

The program

The In Search of Safety program was developed by Red Cross to help build awareness and understanding of the real situations facing people who come to Australia to seek asylum. To increase community cohesion and cultivate a more welcoming Australia, it aims to clarify misinformation and challenge misunderstandings surrounding asylum seekers through thought-provoking presentations, engaging group activities and enlightening real-life stories.

The opportunity

This role suits someone over the age of 18 who is a good listener and presenter with great public speaking skills and can commit to 2 hours per fortnight. You will help to improve public understanding of asylum seekers, refugees and migration by delivering interactive sessions in school forums.

The impact

As part of the In Search of Safety Program, you will contribute to changing the perception of your local community regarding people seeking safety in our country and around the world.  Red Cross will ensure you have the training, ongoing support, and access to other opportunities within the World’s largest humanitarian network.

Further Information

To find out more about this opportunity please refer to the volunteer role description Download File Volunteer Role Description - ISOS - Launceston.pdf or contact Susan Kenyi from Monday - Thursday on 0450 190 696 or via email at skenyi@redcross.org.au 

Application requirements 
To apply you will be required to provide details for two professional references. 

Red Cross strives to create a safe and inclusive culture with wellbeing at its centre. We embrace diversity and welcome Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, and people with different lived experiences, abilities, gender, ethnicity, age, and sexual orientation. We are a child safe organisation with zero tolerance of any harm to children. Our vision is to be trusted as the leading humanitarian organisation making a genuine difference in the lives of people and communities.

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  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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