- Job posted on: 4th Jun 2021
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Habitat for Humanity is a global not-for-profit provider of housing for low-income families in need. Established in 1976, Habitat for Humanity has changed the lives of people all over the world. Today, Habitat for Humanity works in thousands of communities around the world and has built, rehabilitated and repaired over one million homes, helping more than 35 million people. Our vision is a world where everyone has a safe and decent place to live.
In Australia, Habitat for Humanity provides a range of services to disadvantage individuals and families. Our services include the Brush with Kindness (BWK) volunteering program, disaster recovery assistance, disaster resilience / preparedness work and partnerships to provide and improve housing solutions. BWK is a home maintenance and repair program working in partnership with accommodation services and disadvantaged people. The program mobilises teams of volunteers to conduct landscaping, maintenance, painting and minor repairs. This work improves accommodation for people experiencing homelessness and enables resources to be redirected to other projects. Disaster recovery / resilience / preparedness assists families and individuals affected by natural disasters like bushfire and supports communities to be prepared for future disasters. Habitat for Humanity Australia also works in partnership with housing providers, community service agencies and other organisation to increase housing solutions and improve existing housing and support services.
The volunteer supervisor is responsible for organisation of volunteer activities and supervising and leading teams of often unskilled volunteers to complete various projects and provide guidance and positive support. Building / construction skills and experience are essential. The position is also responsible for some project management, coordination, documentation and reporting. The supervisor undertakes a range of functions including:
To obtain a position description or to ask any questions about the opportunity please email either Greg Harris, Gharris@habitat.org.au or Dean Hart, Dhart@habitat.org.au, using the subject line: Volunteer Supervisor, Bushfire Community Recovery and Resilience enquiry via EthicalJobs