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VIC MSP Restoring Family Links Project Volunteer - Dandenong

Australian Red Cross
  • Ongoing role (6-12 months commitment)
  • 1 day p/ week (standard business hours)
  • Dandenong location

The program

Our Migration Support Programs provide help and support to refugees, asylum seekers, immigration detainees and other people who are vulnerable as a result of migration.

We do this through a range of migration programs services and programs that protect and uphold the health, dignity and wellbeing of vulnerable migrants. We also provide services to reconnect family members whose loss of contact is caused by international or internal conflict, war and disaster.

As part of the Migration Support Programs, the Restoring Family Links (RFL) program of Australian Red Cross is part of the International Red Cross Red Crescent global tracing network, and supports people to find and re-establish contact between separated family members as well as working to clarify the fate of the missing.

The opportunity

The Restoring Family Links program is currently looking for a volunteer to assist the program in the continued development of a casework project focusing on missing migrants, providing data entry and analysis of boat disasters and circumstances surrounding individuals who went missing en route to Australia by boat.

Volunteers in this role will assist with data entry, cross checking information and analyzing information of boat disasters and circumstances surrounding individuals who went missing. Volunteers will also provide general administration support and have excellent communication skills. 

A strong attention to detail, experience working with databases and an ability to work independently is essential for this role. 

The impact

As a Migration Support Programs volunteer, you’ll help improve the wellbeing of people suffering vulnerability as a result of migration. Red Cross will ensure you have training, ongoing support and access to other opportunities within the World’s largest humanitarian network.

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