ID: 162815

Humanitarian Settlement Program, Swahili Language Support Volunteer, Canberra ACT

Community Services Regular - more than 6 months Garran ACT

About this opportunity

  • Ongoing role
  • 3 hours per week, mainly on weekdays (occasional weekend support may be required)

The program

The Humanitarian Settlement Program offers vital support to refugees and humanitarian entrants settling in Australia, including one-on-one casework, basic household goods, orientation and housing support. It also includes practical support like helping our client’s link with Centrelink, Medicare, schools and other local services.

The opportunity

As a Humanitarian Settlement Program (HSP) Swahili Language Support volunteer you will play a key role in assisting clients with their settlement into their local community. Aligned with the HSP orientation outcomes, volunteers can assist through office based support tasks or community-based tasks to support the settlement of clients.

HSP volunteers are friendly, accepting and flexible individuals, who are motivated to support the learning and comfortable settlement of newly arrived refugees. The tasks within the program are supported by the Red Cross caseworkers and Volunteer Engagement Officer. Training and ongoing development opportunities are offered as part of these roles.

The impact

Red Cross volunteers are a vital connection between refugees and their new communities. As part of the Humanitarian Settlement Program you will contribute to creating a friendly and inclusive environment that will help refugees feel welcome. Your impact will be tangible and you will see your contribution making a difference to someone’s life.

Red Cross will ensure you have training, ongoing support and access to other opportunities within the World’s largest humanitarian network.)

**Please note you will be required to provide 2 references and a copy of your CV to submit this application. **

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

Additional requirements

National Police Certificate *. Working with Children Check *.

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

Weekdays during business hours Minimum of 3 hours per week

Type of work
  • Companionship & Social Support

Volunteer induction and role specific training will be provided