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Mpag Community Advisor

Volunteering Redcross - Hobart, TAS

Voluntary, Charity & Social Work
Source: uWorkin


Full Job Description
The program

Australian Red Cross has been working with recently arrived migrants for over 30 years, including people seeking asylum, refugees, people in detention or separated from family, people on temporary visas impacted by COVID, and people experiencing or at risk of modern-day slavery. We also help get people into work, into volunteering, and connected into their local communities, as well as running programs in schools, workplaces and communities to support greater understanding and inclusion. Recently we undertook a co-design process with community members and former clients to understand how we can improve our work and harness the strengths of migrant communities in Australia.

We are now expanding membership of our key nationwide advisory body, the Migration Programs Advisory Group (MPAG) to welcome three people as Community Advisors. Red Cross strongly encourages people with lived experience as a migrant, refugee or person seeking asylum to apply and consider sharing your expertise and/or sector experience with MPAG.

The opportunity

Red Cross is looking for representatives across all states and territories of Australia.

All new MPAG Community Advisors will be matched with a current member as a mentor to provide support the first few months. Further support and training from Red Cross will also be made available over the course of the appointment, based on the interests of the successful candidates.

The impact

In this voluntary role you will be able to have a real, direct influence on the work and direction of the Australian Red Cross migration programs, helping to ensure that the needs of migrants in transition have their humanitarian needs met and are participating and included in Australian society.

Red Cross wants to bring together and include a wide range of expertise and perspectives in order to inform and advise our program, service, research and advocacy strategies across Australia, in the region, and across the globe, on issues related to migration.

If you are interested in this opportunity, please upload your CV and a one-page letter outlining your interest and responding to the following questions:

Tell us about yourself (max 150 words)
Tell us about your experience in the community/sector that would help you in this role.
What ideas would you like to bring to make sure that Red Cross can strengthen our work in this area?
What issue are you passionate about in this area of work?

Please click here to view Strategy goals we work towards.

Click here to learn more about what we stand for.

Click here for more information about our programs.

For more information, please see the volunteer role description VRD -MPAG Community Advisor.pdf or contact Julia Gath jgath@redcross.org.au

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people are strongly encouraged to apply.

Advertised: 09 Apr 2021 Tasmania Standard Time
Applications close: 07 May 2021 Tasmania Standard Time

Submit your application Tell us about yourself along with any skills and experience you can bring to Red Cross by completing an online application.
Meet with us Have a chat with us about the volunteer role you have applied for and see whether it’s a good match for you and for us.
Complete some checks If you are successful in getting the role we’ll ask you to complete a Police Check. In some cases a Working With Children Check may also be required.
Get started! At this stage, it’s time for your induction and training as you’re now an official Red Cross Volunteer.

Hobart, TAS

Voluntary, Charity & Social Work


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