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 looking for generalist volunteers to conduct reception and welcome duties, assist with childcare, hospitality and programs/activities at the JRS Women’s Space in Parramatta.

The Women’s Space currently has enough volunteers but will resume new intakes in October 2019. 

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.

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

For any inquiries, please email Sarah Fraser:

To apply: complete the JRS Volunteer Application Form – Women’s Space and email to 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. There will be some weekend activities/events. The space will require volunteers from 28th January 2019 onwards.

Skills required:

Good listening 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).


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


Volunteers are required to attend an Induction Training Day that will cover the history, mission, and values of JRS; the global work of JRS and the global context of forcibly displaced people; the Arrupe Project and its services, case studies, boundaries, and the Volunteer Manual.
Volunteers may also be required to complete a core training program offered by the Humanitarian Hub.


Parramatta NSW, Australia

Parramatta NSW, Australia
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