ID: 79305

Advocacy Volunteers - Fairfield - # 9063

Mentoring & Advocacy Long Term Fairfield, NSW

About this opportunity

Passionate, committed everyday people like you are sought to join groups and be trained, supported and inspired to become skilled advocates, to use your voice to influence political decisions that will bring an end to poverty. You will learn to effectively advise policy makers, guiding them toward decisions that improve access to health, education and economic opportunity. Recruitment for Western Sydney is the current priority.

What you will do as an Advocacy Group Member:
- Work with your local group to build political and public will to end extreme poverty, such as by writing to and meeting with parliamentarians, and writing to and meeting with the media.
- Attend monthly Fact & Action meetings (usually held on the last Sunday of the month, 3.00 – 5.30pm, with some exceptions) to learn, build confidence, and take action together.
- Meet with local political representatives and other policymakers to influence decisions that will bring an end to poverty globally.
-Commit about 4 hours per month to carry out campaign-related activities and actions

- An ability to work collaboratively with others to achieve campaign goals and objectives.
- A keen passion to make a real difference in the world.
- A working knowledge and/or passion in one of the following areas related to extreme poverty; health, education and/or economic opportunity.
- Advocating, lobbying and/or campaign expertise or the willingness to develop these skills.
- Social media, print, TV media or other communication skills and/or a willingness to develop these skills.

This is seen as a long term role. Opportunities for leadership, such as being a Group Leader or Group Partner, also exist for those seeking further growth and involvement.

The next step:
If you are passionate about making a real difference, available for advocacy group meetings and keen to get on board and develop your advocacy and leadership skills, than please express interest and tell us a bit about yourself.

Volunteering NSW’s Volunteer Referral Service assists individuals to find volunteer opportunities that match your interests, skills, location and time available to volunteer.

Be sure to provide a phone number on your Expression of Interest, so we can contact you without delay. Alternatively, please call (02) 9261 3600 between 10.00am and 3.30pm Monday to Friday to make a booking for a telephone interview to learn more about this opportunity, please note the 3 or 4 digit ref # within the Job Title for the volunteering positions that you are interested in.

Is this your first time volunteering or your first time volunteering in Australia? Attend Volunteering NSW’s Bridge to Volunteering information seminar held every Friday and discover what is volunteering, how to choose the right volunteer job, the benefits of volunteering and your rights and responsibilities as a volunteer. Please visit The Centre for Volunteering website to book online.

Additional requirements

Good English skills for phone work and letter writing.

Time Required

Monthly meeting - Sunday 3pm-5.30pm, plus convenient time, plus some other convenient time. Minimum of 4 hours per month.

Interested in
  • Marketing, Media, Communications
  • Mediation and Advocacy
  • Research, Policy and Analysis
  • Writing and Editing

- Introduction Calls - Monthly Fact & Action Meetings - New Group Training and New Volunteer Induction Training - Online resource portal