ID: 3494

About this opportunity:

Truth Be Told is a project that trains and employs people seeking asylum to lead public speaking engagements in the community. Speakers will be engaged by school groups, for events at House of Welcome and special occasions in the wider community.

This project requires volunteers who can assist speakers at all stages of the process, providing mentor support as they share their incredible stories with the community.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Mentor and support people seeking asylum through the speaking engagement process, especially in the early stages.
  • Work together on foundation presentations and speaking notes.
  • Accompany speakers to community engagements and assist with the smooth running of events.
  • Assist speakers post-event to evaluate and complete the necessary paperwork for payment.

Additional requirements:

Driver’s Licence and access to a vehicle
Working with Children Check

About this organisation:

The House of Welcome exists to welcome, shelter and empower people seeking asylum and refugees regardless of their age, gender, sexuality, nationality or religion. We receive no government funding and rely on the support of our welcoming community. We provide client-centered holistic supports that nurture hope, advocate for justice and promote self-reliance, whilst acknowledging the dignity and the rights of each individual. Read More
Time required:

No set days or times – you will be contacted to confirm your availability prior to each speaking engagement.

Skills required:

Communication skills
Flexibility and adaptability
Previous experience working with people from culturally and linguistically diverse (CALD) backgrounds and/or with public speaking is a bonus but not necessary!

Characteristics:

Friendly and welcoming nature
Flexible and reliable
Culturally sensitive and respectful
Patient and supportive

Training:

Mentor training will be provided by the Employment Coordinator.

Location:

197 The Trongate, South Granville, NSW, 2142, Australia

197 The Trongate, South Granville, NSW, 2142, Australia
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