Wanting to make a difference?
Join our Australian Rafiki Team
Join our amazing group of volunteers in Australia working to make Rafiki Mwema the best it can be. There is so much work behind the scenes that needs to be done and our volunteers play a huge role in this.
Please see vacancies listed below. If there is nothing listed for you at the moment but you would like to join our team and believe you have skills to offer, we would love to hear from you.
The purpose of the Volunteer Coordinator role (‘the role’) is to understand, meet and support the health and well-being of the Rafiki Mwema volunteer community through advocacy, inclusion, access and recognition.
The role will play a key part in the on-going establishment of organisation-wide policies and procedures to enable the recruitment, management and support of our volunteers. It is noted that this position description may change as the needs of Rafiki Mwema change.
This role will report directly to the CEO, working closely with the Chair of the Volunteer Committee and solidify its importance as the first point of contact for many potential volunteers. It is responsible for the engagement, retention and recognition of all volunteers in Rafiki Mwema. This includes being an ongoing source of contact and support during the time our volunteers stay with us.
This role requires a commitment of approximately 10 hours per week with the understanding that this may fluctuate at certain times.
Within Rafiki, this role will work closely with all business areas of Rafiki Mwema including our sub-committee’s to successfully recruit and support volunteers into roles as required.
- effectively coordinate all aspects of the life cycle of volunteers including:
- the recruitment, selection and placement of volunteers (including reference checking where required).
- ensuring all volunteers have a clear understanding of their role and that of Rafiki Mwema through the provision of information via the Volunteer Hub and all associated policies and procedures.
- produce volunteer rosters as required for events or projects.
- championing our volunteers by recognising and promoting their achievements as appropriate.
- being accessible as an on-going support with regular contact.
- being able to recognise changes in volunteer engagement and provide resolution strategies and escalating as appropriate.
- ensure volunteers' personnel files contain all required, current and valid information including but not limited to National Criminal History and Working with Children Checks.
- comply with all WHS guidelines.
Data Collection and Record Keeping
- ensure that volunteer information is stored securely and can be accessed easily if requested.
- maintain relevant registers
- establish the Training Register.
- Strong interpersonal, verbal and written communication skills.
- Demonstrated ability to lead, motivate and engage with a range of internal and external parties.
- History of inclusion, consultation and collaboration.
- Sound time management, planning and organisational skills.
- Proficiency in a range of Microsoft Office packages.
- Demonstrated capacity to work both autonomously with limited support and as a team member.
- Must have the following checks or be willing to obtain:
- Working with Children Check (free for volunteers)
- National Criminal History Check (at your own cost)
- Previous experience in a similar role (volunteer recruitment, training, support and coordination).
- Understanding of the role of Volunteers in an organisation.
- Sound understanding of Work Health & Safety and Risk Management principles in relation to Volunteers.
- Knowledge of Salesforce
Rafiki Mwema encourages and nurtures diversity and inclusion, and welcomes applications from applicants who identify as Aboriginal, Torres Strait Islander, women and those from a diverse background or life experience. We would like to thank all applicants in advance for taking the time to express interest in this role. Applications close on 12th October 2020. Should the right candidate be found prior to the closing date, they will be placed in this role immediately and the EOI will close. Note: this position is also advertised externally.
How to Apply
Please follow the link below and complete our online form and we will be in touch!
Or you can get in touch with Kath Portelli on 0404 638 254 / [email protected] for further details
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