ID: 3494

About this opportunity:

Can you be a champion and speak up for the House of Welcome?

We are seeking volunteers to help support our public speaking programs, promoting our Foodbank and our Truth Be Told project. Volunteer speakers are needed to present to schools, community groups and businesses on the importance of our Foodbank program and to encourage food donations.

Truth Be Told trains and employs people seeking asylum to lead public speaking engagements in the community. Speakers present to school groups, events at House of Welcome and special occasions in the wider community. This project needs volunteers who understand public speaking and who can assist speakers at all stages of the process, providing mentor support as they share their incredible stories with the community.

Key Responsibilities:

  • As a speaker, promote and encourage donations for our Foodbank program at events and through your own networks.
  • 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 useful
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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:

Programs run Monday-Friday during business hours. A minimum 3-6mth commitment is required.

Skills required:

• Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
• Willingness to learn about our programs and able to accurately present information.
• Previous experience working with people from culturally and linguistically diverse (CALD) backgrounds desirable
• An understanding of marketing and fundraising desirable
• Public speaking skills an advantage

Characteristics:

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

Training:

Appropriate training will be provided by House of Welcome.

Location:

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

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