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Activist Support Volunteer


Employer: ActionAid
Work Type/s: Volunteer
Classification/s: Advocacy & Campaigns, International Aid & Development, Volunteer Management, Women's Organisations & Services
Sector/s: Not For Profit (NFP)
Location: Sydney

Job posted on: 06 February, 2019.
Applications close: 27 February, 2019.

About this position

The Volunteer Support coordinator works in a team with other volunteers and with the ActionAid Campaigns Team in our Sydney office. Their focus is to create strong volunteer pathways for new volunteers that allows our activist network to grow, and for our activists to have an overall positive experience.

Roles and responsibilities

  • Conducting one on ones with people interested in volunteering.
  • Creating pathways between interested volunteers and our activist network.
  • Managing volunteering inquiries in a central database.
  • Managing internship and office-based volunteering inquiries.
  • Conducting regular check ins with new volunteers.
  • Assisting in outreach activities such as calling prospective volunteers.

Selection criteria

Our ideal candidate will have:

  • 3-4 hours a week to spend in the ActionAid Sydney office.
  • A personalable, people-oriented nature.
  • A demonstrated commitment and passion for women's rights.
  • Experience in a role working with a wide range of people.
  • A commitment to ActionAid's values.
  • Computer literacy and ability to use phone and email systems.
  • Respect for ActionAid's independence and an ability to work within this ethos.
  • Passion for social justice and the role that everyday people can play to achieve a fairer and more equitable world.

What we will provide

  • The chance to connect with ActionAid supporters and staff in Australia.
  • Connection with an international movement of supporters who believe in women's rights and social justice.
  • The chance to contribute to the development of the grassroots strategy for ActionAid Australia.
  • Training in community organising and volunteer support.
  • Training in using our ActionAid online database/CRM.
  • The chance to contribute to our campaigns through supporting our activist network.
How to apply for this job

Please email Community Organiser, Liz Hadjia liz.hadjia@actionaid.org, using the subject line: Activist Support Volunteer application via EthicalJobs, with your CV.

Women, people with a disability, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander, LGBTIQ and people from culturally and linguistically diverse communities are encouraged to apply.