We’re a hard working team who believe that asylum seekers should be made to feel welcome, safe and supported while they wait for their applications for protection to be assessed.
If you are looking for a new challenge and would like to work or volunteer for an organisation that supports some of the most inspiring people you will ever meet, then we encourage you to apply for a position with us. In return, we want you to bring your professional skills, energy, commitment and compassion to our organisation. It is not essential to have prior experience in the not-for-profit sector.
If this sounds like something you want to be a part of, please check our vacancies below.
Reception Volunteers x2
We are seeking volunteers to join our reception team and support the Centre with running front of house. Immediate start preferred.
Duties and responsibilities:
- Responding to all phone, email and in-person inquiries and directing inquiries to the appropriate person
- Greeting visitors, clients and volunteers and directing them to the correct service or member of staff
- Photocopying, printing and scanning
- General housekeeping duties
- Assisting with deliveries of food and material goods to the Centre
- Provide support to food bank / grocery store for clients
- Some child supervision
- Warm, friendly and welcoming personality a must!
- Confidence and experience in using a web browser and general computer skills
- Outstanding communication skills (in writing, by phone and face to face).
- Flexibility, adaptability and the capacity to multitask
- Previous experience in an office capacity
- Previous administration experience
Commitment: Must be available for 9am – 5pm shifts on Monday’s or Friday’s each week. Due to the current needs of our Centre and depth of training to be provided, we ask for a minimum committment of 6 months to the role.
Food Bank Volunteers x2
We have two positions available within our Food Bank service to commence asap.
Volunteering at Foodbank means you’ll make a meaningful contribution, gain new skills or put old ones to use, meet new people and help us distribute food supplies to clients at the centre. Activities include some light lifting, unloading of food donations, placing onto shelves, distributing food to clients during Foodbank opening hours and logging of supplies distributed through our database. It’s a wonderful way to engage with the people we support at the Centre!
Commitment: Seeking 1x volunteer on Mondays and 1x volunteer on Thursdays. Must be available from 10:30am – 2:30pm. Due to current needs of our Centre and depth of training to be provided, we ask for a minimum committment of 3 months to the role.
Multiple Gardening Volunteers
Do you enjoy gardening as a hobby, as well as interacting with others? If so, this role is for you! ASC needs assistance in maintaining our garden and indoor plants at the Centre. The people we support are also welcome to join our gardening volunteers so there will be interaction and engagement not only with other volunteers, but also clients of the Centre.
Gardening tools can be provided however you are also welcome to bring your own.
Commitment: Must be available weekly on Fridays, 10-12pm. Due to current needs of our Centre, we ask for a minimum committment of 3 months to the role.
How To Apply: To express your interest for any of the above volunteering roles, please send an email to volunteer@asylumseekerscentre.
Closing Date: Friday, 24th February 2017
Please Note: Due to our limited capacity in staffing and overwhelming number of applications received, only shortlisted applicants will be contacted. We also ask for any questions and enquiries to be emailed to volunteer@asylumseekerscentre.
Please do not call the Centre
It is a requirement to have a valid NSW Working with Children Check in order to begin volunteering/working at the Centre. More information can be found on our website: https://