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Volunteer, Campaign Support Team - Flexible location

Amnesty International Australia

As an essential member of the Campaigns Support Team, you will be allocated to one of the teams related to our campaigns work. This currently includes the following areas: Refugees and the Game Over campaign; My New Neighbour Campaign; Community is Everything campaign and the Indigenous Rights Team; Individuals at Risk and the International campaign team.

The Campaigns Support Team is an excellent opportunity to gain valuable professional work experience and skills, receive weekly professional development sessions and represent one of the world's leading human rights organisations.

The Campaign Support Team is part of a structured program spanning over 6.5 months and includes a 2-week induction, 5.5-month program and 2-week handover.

The placement commences Wednesday 15th March 2021 and finishes Friday 1st October 2021.

The Volunteers are requested to commit to 3 days a week placement (21hrs / week). Days and hours are flexible and can be negotiated to accommodate personal circumstances.

There may be the opportunity to volunteer from the Sydney Action Centre (Level 1, 79 Myrtle St, Chippendale, Sydney) but this will depend on COVID-19 restrictions and social distancing policies. As a result, the placement is being offered online and as a working from home (WFH) arrangement. This presents an exciting opportunity for people from remote and regional communities from all around Australia to apply.

As part of the team you may be responsible for:

  • Receiving, triaging, and responding to requests for assistance.
  • Monitoring complex cases and, where appropriate, helping to advocate on behalf of detained asylum seekers, refugees, and other individuals at risk.
  • Researching issues relating to refugee laws and policies in Australia, drafting requests for Ministerial Intervention and policy briefs.
  • Providing project management and other assistance to the Refugee Campaigner and My New Neighbour Campaign and assisting with promotion of the Community Sponsorship Program.
  • Researching issues relating to human rights abuses in Australia and overseas and preparing research reports to assist the Individuals at Risk and highlight cases of concerns to Amnesty International’s researchers.
  • Research various matters of concern relating to systemic human rights violations and work undertaken by the International Campaigns team.
  • Analysing reports of human rights violations in Australia relating to Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people and providing research support to the Indigenous Rights team and Community is Everything Campaign.
  • Ensuring all administrative obligations are adhered to in accordance with AIA policies and procedures.

Please click on the button below to apply via the Amnesty International Australia website, where access to the full position description is available.

If you are successful, you must be available to attend the 2-week Induction Program as this provides the foundation to the role and involves training, handover and shadowing opportunities. The induction runs Wednesday - Friday 18th, 19th March & Wednesday - Friday 24th, 25th, 26th March 2021.

This opportunity within Amnesty International Australia is on a volunteer and unpaid basis. There is no intention to enter into an employment or legal relationship by either party in fulfilment of the duties as specified in this position description. By applying for this opportunity you agree to the above.

Diversity, Equality and Inclusion at Amnesty.

We are committed to equal opportunities in all areas of our work, community and partner relationships. We want people to achieve their full potential, which will positively impact on our work and the communities in which we operate. At AI Australia, our values empower people to be themselves within an inclusive and supportive environment. We are a movement of people from all walks of life around the world. We intend to actively contribute to building a more diverse and inclusive team

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