ID: 193661

Volunteers - Various positions available

LGBTIQA+ Regular - less than 6 months Fortitude Valley QLD

About this opportunity

Open Doors Youth Service provides support to young people with diverse genders, bodies and sexualities. We support young people who identify as Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Intersex, Queer, Asexual, Pansexual, Sistergirl or Brotherboy (LGBTIQAP+ Sistergirl & Brotherboy) aged 12-24 across South East Queensland. At Open Doors, we value participation, respect, identity, diversity, and empowerment.

Open Doors Youth Service relies on volunteers to bring diversity, experience, maturity and fun to our groups and events. We can provide great opportunities for skill building, professional and social development and giving back to the community.

We are looking to fill multiple general and identified volunteer positions in early 2023 and are taking expressions of interest for a variety of roles.

**There are numerous volunteering opportunities with Open Doors, including: **

  • Social group engagement: supporting the team to deliver and facilitate social groups for young people on a rostered basis

  • Events and workshop facilitation: ad-hoc or project-based support for events such as Queeriosity, Pride Fair, or school visits

  • Identified roles: specific, skilled roles for transgender, First Nations and Culturally and Linguistically Diverse applicants

  • Administration support: non-client-facing positions working alongside the ODYS case management team

**As a valued member of our team, we will provide you with: **

  • Relevant training and upskilling opportunities

  • Rewarding engagement with the LGBTQAP+ community and our allies

  • Recognition of your contributions

  • A fun, enthusiastic team to rely on for support and guidance

  • The flexibility to change and adapt roles for your needs where possible

**Requirements: **

  • Must be aged 25 years or older

  • Must hold or be able to obtain a Working With Children Card (Blue Card)

  • Must be able to commit to a volunteer contract/roster

  • Current COVID-19 vaccinations

  • Basic understanding of LGBTIQAP+ terminology, language, barriers and intersectionality

  • A team player who is confident interacting with young people, community members, stakeholders and/or public speaking

  • Ability to work autonomously, in a reliable and trustworthy manner

**Desirable: **

  • Prior experience working or volunteering with young people aged 12-24

  • Prior experience working or volunteering with the LGBTIQAP+ community

  • Current National Police Check

  • Valid Driver’s Licence

**Diversity is a cornerstone value of our organisation - we value and celebrate all forms of diversity and encourage applicants of all identities, backgrounds and abilities to apply. **

Following submission of an expression of interest, a staff member will reach out to discuss your application further.

Additional requirements

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

Must be aged 25 or above

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

Between 3 and 15 hours per week as per personalised volunteer contract, AND/OR as needed for special events. Open Doors Youth Service runs services from Monday to Saturday inclusive.

Suitable for
  • Centrelink Volunteers
  • Skilled Volunteers
  • Wheelchair Access
  • Work Experience
Type of work
  • Administration & Office Management
  • Companionship & Social Support
  • Education & Training
  • Fundraising & Events