ID: 174559

VALS Policy, Research and Advocacy Volunteer

Indigenous Australians Regular - less than 6 months Preston VIC

About this opportunity

Purpose: VALS Policy, Research and Advocacy volunteers will primarily be responsible for: Research of policies, drafting of documents, including submissions, factsheets, and briefings.

Volunteer duties and responsibilities: As a Policy, Research and Advocacy Volunteer at VALS, you will help by performing the following duties: Daily tasks may include; o Policy research o Assist in the drafting of VALS submissions, factsheets, briefings and speaking notes o Other duties as directed by the Supervisor, volunteer coordinator or VALS staff

Skills, qualifications, or experience required (or desirable) for role We are looking for a volunteer with the following skills, qualifications, or experience to fill this volunteer role: • Understanding of and commitment to Aboriginal justice issues and human rights • Commitment to fostering collaborative working relationships with staff in the policy team and across VALS • Currently undertaking, or having completed, study or training in a relevant area (law, politics, communications) • Strong research, writing and communication skills

Background checks for role: VALS is very serious about its duty to provide clients with a professional service and to providing all people working at VALS with a safe and healthy working environment. We are a child safe organisation. We are committed to recruiting dedicated, professional volunteers who have the skills and experience appropriate for this role. For this reason, should you be interested in this role, we will need to collect the following information before you begin the role: Resume, a Working with Children Check, Police Check, Proof of Vaccination status. You will only have to provide this information following the initial meeting with the volunteer coordinator, and, if required, we will help to arrange for checks or help you apply for them. If you have any questions about these background checks, please don’t hesitate to contact VALS volunteer coordinator at [email protected] Please note that we treat all information as sensitive and handle it in accordance with privacy laws.

Additional requirements

Covid-19 vaccination . National Police Certificate *. Working with Children Check *.


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

Your role is expected to be one day per week, for 12 weeks, and you will complete the role both onsite and offsite (subject to restrictions).

Suitable for
  • Online & Remote Volunteers