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Community Education Volunteer - In Search of Safety - Launceston

Apply now Role no: 496321
Availability: Business hours, Evenings, Mornings, Weekends
Time involved: Varied hours
Location: Regional TAS

  • Time Frame - school hours and possibly occasional evenings and weekends.
  • Time Commitment - Applicants with flexible availabilities  and capacity to self manage/organise desirable

The program
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 5-12. 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. Wherever possible, volunteers will co-facilitate sessions with a 'lived experienced' presenter. That is, someone who has a lived experience of the migration journey - most likely seeking permanent safety in Australia.

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.

The opportunity
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 in North, North-West and/or North-Eastern Tasmania.

This role will require commitment during office hours and after hours as well as weekends if required.

The impact
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.

Wherever possible, you will co-present with a lived experience presenter.

For more information, please see the volunteer role description Download File Volunteer Role Description - ISOS.pdf or contact Xavier Lane-Mullins on 0477 700 991 Tuesday to Friday.

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

Advertised: Tasmania Standard Time
Applications close: Tasmania 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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