ID: 172476

Community Education Volunteer – In Search of Safety - Launceston

Community Services Regular - more than 6 months Launceston TAS

About this opportunity

Time frame: Ongoing
Time commitment: 3 hours during school hours flexible to fit in with your personal commitment.

**The program **The In Search of Safety program was developed by Red Cross to help build awareness and understanding of the real situations facing people who come to Australia to seek asylum. It aims to clarify misinformation and challenge misunderstandings surrounding asylum seekers through thought-provoking presentations, engaging group activities and enlightening real-life stories, in order to increase community cohesion and cultivate a more welcoming Australia.

**The opportunity **This role suits someone over the age of 18 who is a good listener and presenter with great public speaking skills who can commit to 2 hours a fortnight. You will help to improve public understanding of asylum seekers, refugees and migration by delivering interactive sessions in school forums.

**The impact **As part of the In Search of Safety Program you will contribute to changing the perception of your local community regarding people seeking safety in our country and around the world. 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 details for two references to submit this application

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

Additional requirements

National Police Certificate *.

Working With Vulnerable People Check
Reference Checks

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

3 hours during school hours flexible to fit in with your personal commitment.

Type of work
  • Safety & Emergency Services

Volunteer induction and role specific training will be provided