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Event Assistants for Aboriginal event -12th May

Victorian Aboriginal Corporation for Languages - VW

This role is advertised by Volunteer West, the volunteer resource centre of Australian Multicultural Community Services on behalf of Victorian Aboriginal Corporation for Languages (VACL)

Organisation description:

The Victorian Aboriginal Corporation for Languages (VACL) was established in 1994. VACL is the peak body for Aboriginal Languages revitalization in the state of Victoria, leaders in the field of Language Revitalization, Language Reclamation, Resource Development, Research, and the archival, development, Aboriginal Language Library and Aboriginal languages Advocacy.

We continue to further our work across multi-institutional collaborations serving our core aim of Language revitalization and continuation of First Peoples’ Culture. We work with forty-four Language Groups in the state of Victoria, numerous Clan Languages within the State and across the borders of South Australia and New South Wales.

VACL operates under First Peoples community protocols where any person is respected, supported, valued and their identity is not overridden by mainstream assumptions. We are keen and open to participatory engagement with people, and we expect reciprocity by honouring our Elders past, present and emerging.

Also, we acknowledge our work takes place across unceded lands of the Kulin nation and we pay our respects to all our Elders past, present and emerging.

Job description:

We need volunteers with various roles that can assist us with the event

Catering Assistant: This position will suit anybody who enjoys function and event participation. Some of the areas where we need your participation is in food preparation and BBQ cooking. It must be a peoples’ person willing to enjoy an afternoon surrounded with people from all ages.

  • Food preparation such as salads and/or BBQ cooking.
  • Exceptional customer service skills and happy to be around people.
  • The ability to be part of a team, get things done and allow time to enjoy yourself.
  • Keen to rotate tasks.

Logistics: Directing guests to car park, catering area, activities space, stalls, emergency point and other areas on venue.

  • Ability to learn venue map and have a sense of ubication.
  • Social skills to friendly direct attendees from one place to another place correctly.

Security: Protect attendees and prevent unauthorized people from entering venue and grounds.

  • Excellent communication skills combined with a good personal manner to communicate effectively with a diverse range of people in a variety of situations.
  • High awareness to protect guests.

Cleaning: Tidying up and cleaning before, during and after the event.

  • Good at tidying up and cleaning.
  • Be organized and effective.
  • The ability to be part of a team in fast-paced environments.

Helpers: Support people who need help.

  • Flexible thinking.
  • The ability to improvise.
  • Effective communication skills.
  • Sense of humour and willing to enjoy our journey.


Footscray Community Art Centre

45 Moreland Street, Footscray VIC 3011

Time required: 12 May 2024, from 9am-4pm.

Further volunteer opportunities: VACL aims to hold four social events in 2024 and a number of cultural oriented events – you may like to participate once or more than once. Ideally, we would like to maintain our teams over 6 month to 1 year however, we are flexible.

Other requirements:

  • Appreciation for First People’s heritage and culture.
  • Willing to work as a team

Benefits volunteers will get from this role:

  • Team-work participation.
  • Organisational skills.
  • Exceptional customer service skills.
  • Insight into First Peoples’ heritage.
  • Participant in the event related to aboriginal culture with communities.
  • Letter of participation.
  • Myki card if it needs for transportation.
  • Shifting tasks over 4h+ will include lunch and drinks onsite.

Diversity & inclusiveness: This role be made suitable for a volunteer with a disability and with limited English