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Community Education Volunteer – In Search of Safety - Launceston

Australian Red Cross
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  • Time frame: Ongoing
  • Time commitment: 3 hours during school hours flexible to fit in with your personal commitment.

The program

The In Search of Safety program was developed by Red Cross to help build awareness and understanding of the real situations facing people who come to Australia to seek asylum. In order to increase community cohesion and cultivate a more welcoming Australia, it aims to clarify misinformation and challenge misunderstandings surrounding asylum seekers through thought-provoking presentations, engaging group activities and enlightening real-life stories,

The opportunity

This role suits someone over the age of 18 who is a good listener and presenter with great public speaking skills who can commit to 2 hours a fortnight. You will help to improve public understanding of asylum seekers, refugees and migration by delivering interactive sessions in school forums.

The impact

As part of the In Search of Safety Program you will contribute to changing the perception of your local community regarding people seeking safety in our country and around the world. Red Cross will ensure you have training, ongoing support and access to other opportunities within the World’s largest humanitarian network.

Application requirements

To submit an application you will be required to provide details for two professional references.

Red Cross strives to create a safe and inclusive culture with wellbeing at its centre. We embrace diversity and welcome Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, and people with different lived experiences, abilities, gender, ethnicity, age, and sexual orientation. We are a child safe organisation with zero tolerance of any harm to children. Our vision is to be trusted as the leading humanitarian organisation making a genuine difference in the lives of people and communities.

Thank you for considering volunteering at Red Cross. We also have great career opportunities.

You can not apply for this role as it is no longer available.