Volunteer Volunteer

Volunteering with an NGO, either in Australia or overseas, is an excellent way to begin a career in international development

Volunteering with an NGO, either in Australia or overseas, is an excellent way to begin a career in international development

Volunteering with an NGO, either in Australia or overseas, is an excellent way to begin a career in international development or humanitarian aid – and to put your existing skills and experience to excellent use in helping some of the poorest communities in the world.

Volunteering in Australia

We accept volunteers to assist us with administration or specific projects in both our Canberra and Melbourne offices on a needs basis. Volunteering opportunities are normally advertised publicly and are listed below. CARE Australia’s Volunteer Policy ensures we comply with Volunteering Australia’s Code of Practice. The Policy outlines that volunteers are covered by our health and safety policy and, where no other organisation’s insurance policy applies, they are covered by CARE Australia’s personal accident insurance policy for volunteers.

Volunteering overseas

We are a key partner for Australian Volunteers for International Development (AVID), an Australian Government initiative. The AVID program supports skilled Australians to live and work in developing countries as a part of the overseas aid program. Volunteers work with local people in host organisations in Asia, the Pacific, Africa, Latin America and the Caribbean to contribute to sustainable development. These volunteering assignments provide you with full logistical and living support: airfares, medical checks, insurance, pre-departure training and living expenses overseas. AVID opportunities are advertised as they arise, and we list CARE placements in below.

Volunteer Opportunities

HERU WASH Volunteer

Title: Volunteer, Humanitarian and Emergency Response
Department: Humanitarian and Emergency Response Unit
Location: Canberra
Length of Agreement: 4-6 months, 2 days a week
Volunteer Reports to: Manager, Humanitarian and Emergency Response

CARE Australia needs an enthusiastic volunteer who will contribute to and gain a detailed understanding of the information management, communication, operational and response requirements of a busy and effective emergency response team.

Interested?

For more information, please refer to the Terms of Reference.

How to apply?

To apply for this opportunity, please email your resume and a one page cover letter explaining why you are suitable for the role, to Dientje.vanDongen@care.org.au

Applications close: 11:59pm, Sunday 17 February 2019.

Questions about this volunteering opportunity?

Email Dientje van Dongen via Dientje.vanDongen@care.org.au or call 02 62 79 0280.