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Assistant Regional Representatives - Australia wide

  • Location: Across: Melbourne VIC, Sydney NSW, Canberra ACT, Perth WA, Hobart TAS, Darwin NT, Fremantle WA, Bendigo VIC
  • Commitment: Regular - more than 6 months
  • Category: Environment & Conservation
  • Time Required

    Assistant Regional Representatives volunteer for approximately eight hours per month, including one weekend per month.

  • Suitable for
    • Skilled Volunteers
    • Wheelchair Access
  • Type of work
    • Administration & Office Management
    • Fundraising & Events
    • Marketing, Media & Communications
    • Retail & Sales
  • Training

    Training and induction is provided when you are accepted as a TOP volunteer. You will receive training in banking, team management, communications, event coordination and the threats facing orangutans.

  • Reimbursement

    Approved costs are reimbursed

  • Requirements
    • Working with Children Check *

    It is recommended that you have a driver's licence and access to a car

    * May be arranged via the Organisation. Details to be provided on expression of interest.

Are you interested in joining like-minded people to help save orangutans and rainforests?

We need Assistant Regional Representatives for our Regional Teams in Darwin, Melbourne, Sydney, Canberra, Fremantle, Bendigo, Perth and Hobart.

About the role of Assistant Regional Representative In this role, you will assist your Regional Representative to manage a team of fundraising volunteers. You will volunteer for 8 to 12 hours per month, including some weekends and evenings. Assistant Regional Representatives are crucial to help The Orangutan Project grow and increase our fundraising.

As an Assistant Regional Representative, you will help the Regional Representative to manage a team of passionate, committed Fundraising and Events Volunteers. Tasks include:

  • assisting with recruitment and training of volunteers
  • assisting with planning and managing events
  • coordinating and booking stalls at local markets and community festivals
  • managing and ordering merchandise
  • assisting with team communications
  • attending regular online meetings to support and learn from your fellow Reps and Assistant Reps

As Assistant Regional Representative, you may be asked to stand in for the Regional Representative if they are away or busy with another fundraiser. You will receive training, support and guidance to develop your skills. This is an exciting role where you can spread your wings while raising funds that save orangutans in Sumatra and Borneo.

About you You're passionate about the environment, especially about protecting and saving orangutans and other species from extinction. You are good with people and like getting out and about in your local community. You have time and energy, and you want to make a difference.

You may feel you don't  have all the skills required in the role, but you're willing to learn and be mentored by the Regional Representative. You may be interested in event coordination or environmental science, and you're keen to learn new skills such as communications, banking and team management. This role is a great step in your career and will give you skills and experience to help you achieve your goals.

Alternatively, you may have experience in some of the responsibilities of this role, and you're looking for a new opportunity. You want to use your skills and experience to help out with a great cause.

If you're interested in finding out more, please apply through this ad. We will send you an application form and the Position Description.

About The Orangutan Project Volunteering with the Orangutan Project, you’ll meet passionate people who are making a difference to help orangutans and the forest communities who share their home. Best of all, 100 per cent of the donations you collect go directly to supporting orangutan conservation.

The Orangutan Project highly values our wonderful volunteers and the enormous contribution they make. Our volunteers help raise much-needed funds and awareness about the urgency of conservation of critically-endangered orangutans and their forests. We are always delighted to welcome new volunteers to The Orangutan Project.


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