Work with us

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. You can also register as a supporter to receive volunteer opportunities via email as they arise.

Positions Vacant

Volunteer Job Advisors

Want to put your career and life skills to work helping People Seeking Asylum to find work?  

The Asylum Seekers Centre is looking for volunteers to work as Job Advisors, providing one to one advice and mentoring to job seekers in our Employment Service. Job Advisors work with 3 to 4 job seekers in one-on-one weekly meetings –  one regular morning or afternoon per week at the Asylum Seekers Centre, Newtown.

Skills/Experience

  • We are particularly interested in hearing from applicants with backgrounds of knowledge the Construction, Engineering, Trades and Manufacturing sectors – including recruiters and industry bodies

Key duties and responsibilities

  • Identifying expertise, abilities and interests, and work readiness
  • Ability to advocate with employers on behalf of job seekers
  • Resume and cover letter development
  • Referring people seeking asylum to training and other services as needed
  • Provide interview preparation
  • Excellent communication skills, including cross cultural sensitivity
  • Willingness to develop a sound understanding of issues affecting people seeking asylum within the current Australian context

Using your networks and experience to help people seeking asylum gain work is key to the role

Volunteers are trained and supported by the Centre’s professional staff.

Commitment – 1 day per week for 12 months – 1/2day working one-on-one with people seeking asylum at the centre, and 1/2day at home in preparation and researching jobs

How To Apply: Please send your availability, CV and a brief blurb about yourself and how you meet the requirements to michael.comensoli@asylumseekerscentre.org.au.

Closing Date: Friday, 19th May 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.org.au rather than calling the Centre.

It is a requirement to have a valid NSW Working with Children Check to volunteer at our Centre. This check is free for volunteers.

We thank you again for your continued support and interest in the work we do.