Latest Volunteering Opportunities

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1. Intake and Administration Officer – Eastern Community Legal Centre
For law students

For 45 years, Eastern Community Legal Centre (ECLC) has been working with communities across the eastern suburbs of Melbourne to resolve legal problems, advocate for people’s rights, improve the legal justice system, and alleviate socio-economic disadvantage.

As a key member of the Assessment, Intake and Referral response Team, the Intake and Administration Officer will operate within ECLC’s enhanced entry framework with a common purpose of providing holistic and high-quality legal help to priority clients, thereby focusing resources where they are most needed.

This is a full-time, ongoing role at the ECLC’s Boronia location with an initial working from home arrangement due to the current pandemic.

For more information, visit:

https://www.eclc.org.au/get-involved/employment/

2. Legal Caseworkers (Gender Clinic) – ASRC
For lawyers and law students

Please note: Only self-identifying female applicants will be considered for this role. This Clinic provides services to vulnerable women and is subject to an exemption under section 28 of the Equal Opportunity Act (2010) (Vic).

The Gender Clinic sits within the ASRC’s Human Rights Law Program and is the only specialist legal service in Australia that provides legal advice and assistance to individuals seeking asylum, who may fear harm in their countries of origin on the basis of their gender, sexuality or experiences of family violence.

Casework volunteers work under the supervision of our staff Gender Lawyer to provide legal advice and assistance to our clients at all stages of the refugee status determination process, within a limited assistance model.

ASRC are looking for a commitment of one shift per week, ideally for 12 months. Shifts are currently only available on Thursdays from 10am–5pm.

For more information, visit:

https://www.ethicaljobs.com.au/members/asrc_volunteers/legal-caseworkers-gender-clinic-voluntary/?categories=35&page=3

3. Principal Lawyer; Legal Officers & Legal Counsel – DCSS Australia
For lawyers and law students

Diverse Communities and Social Services (DCSS) Australia are proud to be the leading Not-for-Profit Charity within the industry and first of its kind within Australia to run such a unique and helpful quality program, which the focus is to provide personalised assistance to those who are most in need of support and are at high risk of falling through the gaps of key support networks.

Key responsibilities include:

  • Supporting the leadership team with all major legal matters within the organisation
  • Liaising with key regulators
  • Developing and maintaining core legal, governance and probity policies and procedures within the organisation
  • Supporting the leadership team to discharge duties to the Board and ensure all board functions are managed efficiently and effectively
  • Drafting and executing DCSS Australia’s legal documentation and ensuring that all documentation is structured correctly and legally sound
  • Assisting with audits and auditors
  • Preparing advice, information, regular and ad hoc reports to provide analysis of issues and information to inform and to support effective decision making.

Time required: 10 hours per fortnight (negotiable)

For more information, visit:

https://govolunteer.com.au/volunteering/opportunity/150308/principal-lawyer–legal-officers-and-legal-counsel–not-for-profit-and-charity-organisation-

4. Participant Engagement Officer – Oaktree
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Live Below the Line is a fundraising campaign that helps Australians take action on poverty.​ For five days in September, thousands of participants will make their meals count by feeding themselves on $2 a day for five days. Since 2010, over 60,000 Australians have taken the Live Below the Line challenge and raised over $11 million for Oaktree’s work.

As a Participant Engagement Officer, a typical day might look like:

  • Responding to email enquiries from Live Below the Line participants and donors
  • Participating in conversations with Live Below the Line participants,donors, and supporters via Facebook, Twitter and Instagram
  • Welcoming new participants with support phone calls
  • Tracking the participant journey and brainstorming ways to improve it
  • Keeping track of, and updating accordingly, all volunteer databases.
  • Innovating and developing Oaktree’s diversity programs

TIME COMMITMENT: ​~2 days per week | This is a voluntary position

For more information, visit:

https://d3n8a8pro7vhmx.cloudfront.net/oaktree/pages/610/attachments/original/1595585438/Participant_Engagement_Officer_%28July_2020%29.pdf?1595585438

5. Partnerships Officer – Oaktree
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Oaktree is an ambitious non-for-profit, with the mission of young people leading, demanding and creating a just world. As with any organisation, Oaktree needs a solid foundation. The Community Engagement team ensures that Oaktree’s fundraising campaigns and domestic grassroots activities create impact and run smoothly, while cementing Oaktree’s position as a leader of young people in the Australian development sector.

As a Partnerships Officer for Live Below the Line, you’ll be working behind the scenes of Australia’s fastest growing youth empowerment campaign. You’ll help raise millions for education overseas by liaising with and pitching to companies and organisations. You’ll reach out to new partners through creative pitching tactics and engage with key corporate stakeholders to create long-lasting institutional relationships.

TIME COMMITMENT: 1-2 days a week | This role is voluntary

For more information, visit:

https://govolunteer.com.au/volunteering/opportunity/152771/partnerships-officer

6. Restaurant Managers – Lentil as Anything
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Lentil as Anything is a charity that runs four restaurants in Melbourne and Sydney, a food security program encompassing food relief and food rescue, two urban kitchen gardens, a pre-accreditation certificate and a range of training programs. It serves around 1 million meals each year and is supported by over 2000 volunteers. Lentil as Anything is a movement for social fairness and inclusion. For 20 years we’ve created an ecosystem based on valuing people over profit, where social classes, abilities, cultures and beliefs are all given an equal opportunity to gain skills and help their fellow humans.

We are looking for two organised, energetic and hands-on Restaurant Managers with a passion for people and social justice to join the management team at our Abbotsford and Thornbury restaurants. At this time this is a volunteer position with the possibility of a full-time paid role once we are able to reopen as normal.

For more information, visit:

https://www.ethicaljobs.com.au/members/lentilasanything/restaurant-managers-x2-voluntary-abbotsford-thornbury/?keywords=%22volunteer%22%20%22social%20justice%22&locations=1