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Karen Language Support Volunteer | Canberra ACT

Apply now Role no: 496319
Availability: Business hours, Mornings
Time involved: 1 - 4 hours per week
Location: Canberra

  • Minimum of 6 month commitment
  • 1 to 4 hours per fortnight (this can be flexible)

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) Karen Language Support volunteer you will play a key role in assisting clients with their settlement into their local community. Aligned with the HSP orientation outcomes, volunteers can assist through office based support tasks or community-based tasks to support the settlement of clients.

HSP volunteers are friendly, accepting and flexible individuals, who are motivated to support the learning and comfortable settlement of newly arrived refugees. The tasks 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 volunteers are a vital connection between refugees and their new communities. 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 different to someone’s life.

For more information, please see the volunteer role description Download File Volunteer Role Description Karen Language Volunteer.pdf or contact Danielle Sweetman on 0414 922 150.

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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