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Melbourne Eastern Suburbs Regional Representative

  • Location: Across: Melbourne VIC, Lilydale VIC, Glen Waverley VIC, Mitcham VIC, Nunawading VIC, Vermont VIC, Ringwood VIC, Warrandyte VIC
  • Commitment: Regular - more than 6 months
  • Category: Environment & Conservation
  • Time Required

    Regional Representatives volunteer for 10 to 14 hours per month, including some weekends.

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

    You will receive training in our processes and procedures, as well as in the aspects of the role that are new to you, such as team management, recruitment, communications, or event coordination.

  • Reimbursement

    Approved costs are reimbursed

  • Requirements
    • Driver's Licence (C)
    • Working with Children Check *

    You must have permission to volunteer in Australia, as well as a driver's licence and your own car. You will also need space to store merchandise and equipment.

    * 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?

The Orangutan Project is expanding! We need a Regional Representative for our new fundraising team based in the eastern suburbs of Melbourne. If you're looking for a way to make a difference, the time to join us is now!

About the role of Eastern Melbourne Regional Representative The role of Regional Representative is all about team management, fundraising and event coordination. Regional Representatives play a crucial role in The Orangutan Project to raise much-needed funds to save orangutans and their rainforest homes. You will receive training and support in all aspects of this exciting role.

The Regional Representative for Eastern Melbourne will guide and manage a team of volunteers who live in eastern suburbs such as Ringwood and Nunawading, outer-eastern suburbs such as Lilydale and Ferntree Gully, and south-eastern suburbs such as Glen Waverley and Clayton.

The role includes:

  • recruiting and training volunteers
  • managing and guiding your team of volunteers
  • planning and coordinating events
  • coordinating stalls at local markets and community festivals
  • managing and ordering merchandise
  • communicating with your volunteers
  • attending regular online Rep Meetings to support and learn from your fellow Reps

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 be someone who is looking for a role where you can develop skills that will take you far. You're interested in event coordination or environmental science, and you're keen to learn new skills or build on existing skills. This role is a great step in your career and will give you the skills and experience to help you achieve your goals.

Alternatively, you may have experience in all the responsibilities of this role, and you're looking for a new opportunity with a great cause. You know you can guide your team of Fundraising and Events Volunteers and you love coordinating events and market stalls.

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 from all backgrounds to The Orangutan Project.