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Plant Maintenance Volunteer

Asylum Seeker Resource Centre
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About the Role

The Plant Maintenance Volunteers work alongside the RRH Reception Coordinator and the Operations team to maintain and care for the RRH - Dandenong Office’s new large collection of indoor plant life.

Program: Reception & Management

The Office Reception & Management team helps sustain the RRH - ASRC as a whole and improve the operational capacity of the center. This program houses the primary functions of administration, reception, operations, and facilities management which are all integral to the everyday running of the office.

Refugee Resource Hub

The Refugee Resource Hub - powered by the ASRC - is a place of welcome, community, and support for people seeking asylum and refugees living in Melbourne’s South-East. Located in the heart of Dandenong, the Hub brings multiple support services and organisations together under one roof to better help people with their daily and long-term needs to rebuild their lives safely.

Key Responsibilities

Providing maintenance and plant care to the center’s new large collection of indoor plant life. This will include:

  • Fulfilling regular maintenance tasks (watering, fertilising, pruning, assessing and moving plants, etc.).
  • Providing accurate assessment and care for indoor plants.
  • Annual and seasonal tasks to encourage the growth and health of plant life (repotting, soil regeneration, etc.).
  • Propagating plants to increase presence in the center.
  • Developing and assessing indoor plant maintenance strategy to ensure assets are maintained, thrive, and increase in the center.
  • Equipment maintenance, ordering and acquisition, and supplier engagement.
  • Engaging the Office and Operations Manager to ensure indoor plants form part of the center’s trauma-informed office design strategy.


This role reports to the RRH Reception Coordinator.


Refugee Resource Hub, Dandenong.

Volunteer shifts

This role is looking for a commitment of 1 shift per week, for a minimum of 12 months. Shifts are flexible.

What we’re looking for

  • Proven professional or relevant personal experience managing a variety of indoor plants
  • Passion and enthusiasm for indoor plant management and maintenance
  • Ability to safely work carrying items up to 10 kg
  • Demonstrated ability to use own initiative and ‘common sense’.
  • Demonstrated ability to work independently and effectively as part of a team.
  • Computer literacy is essential for the desk-based component.
  • A full Victorian driver's licence is desirable.

Training & Requirements

  • ASRC Volunteer Induction
  • Volunteer Agreement
  • Police Check
  • Working with Children Check
  • Program Specific Training including manual handling training.

Physical Requirements

  • Involves kneeling & bending at ground level
  • Involves lifting, moving, and repotting of plants
  • Ability to use garden tools, some digging may be required


All offers of employment, paid or voluntary, are subject to a satisfactory Criminal History Check and provision of a valid Working with Children Check before commencement.

About Us

The Asylum Seeker Resource Centre (ASRC) is the largest aid, employment, health, and advocacy organisation for people seeking asylum in Australia. The ASRC provides a range of direct services and participation in law reform, campaigning, and lobbying. The human rights of people seeking asylum and refugees are at the foundation of all we do and the workforce makes it happen, doing the work to bring the vision and purpose to life.

Our organisational values are: Welcoming, Authentic, Courageous, and Collaborative.

For more information email [email protected]