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Humanitarian Settlement Program, Arabic Language Support Volunteer, Canberra ACT

Australian Red Cross
  • Ongoing role
  • 3 hours per week, mainly on weekdays (occasional weekend support may be required)

The program

The Humanitarian Settlement Program offers vital support to refugees and humanitarian entrants settling in Australia, including one-on-one casework, basic household goods, orientation and housing support. It also includes practical support like helping our client’s link with Centrelink, Medicare, schools and other local services.

The opportunity

As a Humanitarian Settlement Program (HSP) Arabic Language Support volunteer you will play a key role in assisting clients with their settlement into their local community. Aligned with the HSP orientation outcomes, volunteers can assist through office based support tasks or community-based tasks to support the settlement of clients.

HSP volunteers are friendly, accepting and flexible individuals, who are motivated to support the learning and comfortable settlement of newly arrived refugees. The tasks within the program are supported by the Red Cross caseworkers and Volunteer Engagement Officer. Training and ongoing development opportunities are offered as part of these roles.

The impact

Red Cross volunteers are a vital connection between refugees and their new communities. As part of the Humanitarian Settlement Program you will contribute to creating a friendly and inclusive environment that will help refugees feel welcome. Your impact will be tangible and you will see your contribution making a different to someone’s life.

Please note you will be required to provide 2 references and a copy of your CV to submit this application.

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people are strongly encouraged to apply.