ID: 211797

Register of Appropriate Support Persons Volunteer - Darwin NT

Young People Regular - more than 6 months Darwin NT

About this opportunity

  • Ongoing position
  • 12-hour shifts which can be on-call
  • Create a supportive environment to vulnerable young people in stressful or foreign situations.

You can help improve lives and create a positive impact in your community It’s an opportunity to enhance your skills & knowledge & gain new experiences You’ll be helping Red Cross to support vulnerable people across Australia

The program

The Register of Appropriate Persons (RASP) provides support to young people who are required to be interviewed by police. The objective is to support these young people at times when another responsible adult (parent/carer/lawyer/case manager) is unavailable. The RASP volunteer presence helps young people feel confident that their rights will be respected, they have support to make conscious and informed decisions about how they interact with police during interviews and/or custody or charging processes, and that they will be treated fairly.

The Opportunity

For this role you will need good communication skills and the ability to engage and work with diverse young people. You will not be providing legal advice to young people, however, demonstrating empathy, compassion and calmness during young people’s police interactions is integral.

This role suits someone over the age of 18 who is a good listener and can remain neutral and impartial within a justice environment. As a RASP Responder, you will support vulnerable young people facing a stressful and foreign situation.

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

Please note, this role cannot contribute to academic credits for students.

The Impact

This program aims to assist young people to make informed decisions, ensure their rights are upheld, and reduce the time young people spend in custody. Red Cross will ensure you have training, ongoing support, and access to other opportunities within the World’s largest humanitarian network.

Application requirements

Due to the nature of working with young people, we will be required to conduct 2 reference checks if successful in this volunteer opportunity.

During your application please let us know your interests, motivations, skills or experience relating to this positions.

For this role you will be required to undertake a National Police Check, which will be organised by the Red Cross.

The role will also require you to hold or apply for a Working with Children Check and a current driver’s license. For this role you will be required to undertake a National Police Check, organised through Red Cross.

Thank you for considering volunteering at Red Cross. We also have great career opportunities, please visit our website redcross.org.au/careers

Red Cross strives to create a safe and inclusive culture with wellbeing at its centre. We embrace diversity and welcome Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, and people with different lived experiences, abilities, gender, ethnicity, age, and sexual orientation. We are a child safe organisation with zero tolerance of any harm to children. Our vision is to be trusted as the leading humanitarian organisation making a genuine difference in the lives of people and communities.


Additional requirements

National Police Certificate *. Working with Children Check *.

Navigate to this role on the Australia Red Cross Volunteer site using the URL below:

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https://globalaus232.dayforcehcm.com/CandidatePortal/en-AU/ausredcross/Site/SEEKVOLUNTEERSITE/Posting/View/4085

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We're ready and waiting to hear from you..............

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

Ongoing position 12-hour shifts which can be on-call Create a supportive environment to vulnerable young people in stressful or foreign situations