ID: 3402

About this opportunity:

JRS Women’s Space is a women’s only ‘safe space’ that offers community activities and social programs to asylum seeking and refugee women and their children. JRS is seeking volunteers to assist staff with running an eight-week term make-up course run by TAFE NSW at the Women’s Space in Parramatta starting Thursday 17th October. Volunteers must be available at least one Thursday per fortnight as well as available for half-day training on the afternoon of 15th October and 21st October.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Welcoming people, providing introductions and establishing the support/assistance required.
  • Have conversations with people who are waiting, offer tea, coffee and biscuits.
  • Assist with childcare and various programs/activities run at the space.
  • Participate/assist with the set up and running of activities for women in the space i.e. yoga/meditation classes, support groups, training sessions/workshops.

Please see the Position Description for full details: JRS Position Description – Women’s Space Volunteer

For any inquiries, please contact Sarah Brown (Project Officer) 0422 065 549 or sarah.brown@jrs.org.au

To apply: complete the JRS Volunteer Application Form – Women’s Space and email to sarah.brown@jrs.org.au or submit an application through the Hub via  “Apply for this Role

Additional requirements:

A Working with Children Check and Police Check are required.

About this organisation:

Jesuit Refugee Service is an international Catholic organisation with a mission to accompany, serve and advocate for the rights of refugees and other forcibly displaced persons. JRS provides casework support, financial assistance, temporary accommodation, legal support, foodbank, English language classes, and other social support activities. Read More
Time required:

JRS Women’s Space is open three days per week, usually Wednesday to Friday 10am – 4pm. Exact days/times vary and are dependent on activities.

Skills required:

Good listening, childcare and organisational skills would be highly useful.
Women with lived refugee experience and/or proficiency in a relevant community language are highly encouraged to apply.
To be female is a genuine requirement for this position under (Section 31 of the Anti-Discrimination Act 1977).

Characteristics:

Volunteers need to be empathetic to asylum seeking and refugee women and respectful of different cultural practices and religions.

Training:

JRS Induction Training and specific training focused on working with women who are survivors of sexual and gender based violence is required.
Volunteers may also complete a core training program offered by the Humanitarian Hub.

Location:

Parramatta NSW, Australia

Parramatta NSW, Australia
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