Be a volunteer with Baptist World Aid Australia and use your time to do more than you thought you could in response to poverty.

Volunteers established Baptist World Aid Australia and continue to be our lifeblood. We rely on the skills, talents and time of our wonderful volunteers. Their contributions help keep administration costs to a minimum, ensuring we maximise the funds that can be sent overseas.

Volunteers help in every department and take care of a wide range of responsibilities, including: 

Ellen - one of our volunteers

"I volunteer because I feel that I can use the skills I have been lucky enough to gain through my education to help those not as fortunate." - Ellen, Marketing Graduate and Community Engagement Volunteer

  • mail processing
  • Child Sponsorship program assistance
  • various administrative tasks
  • support liaison
  • database management
  • advocacy research
  • programs, finance and IT assistance

Initial and ongoing training and support is provided for volunteers, including opportunities to take part in Baptist World Aid orientation programs for employees. We are committed to best practice standards for volunteers, including the National Standards for Involving Volunteers in Not-for-Profit Organisations National Standards for Involving Volunteers in Not-for-Profit Organisations  (developed by Volunteering Australia). 

For enquiries regarding volunteering at Baptist World Aid Australia call 1300 789 991 or email volunteers@baptistworldaid.org.au

Please note:

  • All shortlisted volunteer applicants will be interviewed and undergo a Police and Working with Children check
  • Baptist World Aid does not place volunteers overseas.
  • Most opportunities are based in North Ryde, NSW (northern Sydney). 
  • On occassion volunteer roles can be developed to suit specialist skills

Current Volunteer Positions

Events Volunteer

Are you passionate about social justice? Have you thought about using your skills to make a difference in the lives of some of the most vulnerable children around the world? Baptist World Aid Australia is seeking a motivated and driven individual to assist our Strategic Relations team in the Pedal Against Poverty fundraising events. This would include activities such as administrative tasks, logistics planning and drafting communications content. If you are interested in gaining a great learning experience and being a part of the action during the events, it would be great to hear from you! For more information please download the Activity Statement below. 

To apply: send in your CV along with the Volunteer Application Form (found below), and email to volunteers@baptistworldaid.org.au by 5pm on 20th June 2016. 


Marketing Campaigns Assistant

Baptist World Aid Australia is seeking an energetic, enthusiastic and self-motivated team player to assist our Marketing and Communications team with assisting in one of our largest marketing campaigns. This is a great opportunity for gaining experience in the logistics and operations of a marketing campaign and developing your skills engaging with various stakeholders as well as being a part of a great team within the International Aid and Development sector. If you enjoy a challenge and this sounds like a good fit for you, we would love to hear from you! For more information please download the Activity Statement below. 

To apply: send in your CV along with the Volunteer Application Form (found below), and email to volunteers@baptistworldaid.org.au by 5pm on 15th July 2016. 

 

Advocacy Researcher 

In the world today there are 27 million people trapped in slavery. Many of them work tirelessly; they are beaten and abused in order to make the goods we consume. Beyond this, there are 10’s of millions more that are underpaid and exploited. Despite working long hours, day in and day out, they are still not paid enough to adequately look after themselves and their families. Things do not have to be this way.

Companies can change this by simply improving the conditions they write into their supplier contracts. Consumers can help ensure this happens by choosing to buy from companies with good corporate policies.

 

 

In the world today there are 27 million people trapped in slavery. Many of them work tirelessly; they are beaten and abused in order to make the goods we consume. Beyond this, there are 10’s of millions more that are underpaid and exploited. Despite working long hours, day in and day out, they are still not paid enough to adequately look after themselves and their families. Things do not have to be this way. Companies can change this by simply improving the conditions they write into their supplier contracts. Consumers can help ensure this happens by choosing to buy from companies with good corporate policies.

Baptist World Aid Australia/Transform Aid International is working to make this a reality. We’re looking for volunteers to research companies to find out what practices they have in place to minimise the risk of slavery and exploitation. We’ll then use this data to award companies a grade, which will be made available via our Behind the Barcode reports and Ethical Fashion Guides. 

To apply: send in your CV along with the Volunteer Application Form (found below), and email to volunteers@baptistworldaid.org.au by 5pm on 15th July 2016. 

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Advocacy Researcher - activity statement .pdf

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Events Volunteer Activity Statement .docx

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Marketing Campaign Assistant activity statement .docx

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Volunteer Application Form .pdf

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