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Events & Volunteer Program Officer

Organisation : Women's & Girls' Emergency Centre WAGEC

Location : Sydney (Redfern)

Work type : Full-time

Profession : Community Services, Events, Fundraising, Volunteer Management

Sector : Community Development, Community Engagement, Community Support Services, Domestic / Family Violence, Families, Homelessness & Affordable Housing, Women

Salary type : Annual Package

Application closing date : 5 Aug, 2022

About the organisation

Organisation Name : Women's & Girls' Emergency Centre WAGEC

The Women’s and Girls’ Emergency Centre (WAGEC) is a non-government, not-for profit charitable organisation that delivers a range of crisis and early intervention accommodation and support services to women, children, young people, and families who are experiencing, or at risk of homelessness and/or domestic and family violence.

For over 40 years we have been doing this work across the lands of the Gadigal and Wangal people of the Eora Nation (Sydney’s inner city and inner west regions), and working in partnership with community, business, and government stakeholders. 

About the role

WAGEC’s Events & Volunteer Program Officer role is ideal for a person who loves to:

  • work with diverse groups of people in a busy, dynamic environment;
  • tackle challenges with creativity and collaboration;
  • use structure and process to get the work done; and
  • contribute to creating safer futures for women and families.

This role is responsible for delivering key activities that engage and inspire the growing WAGEC community, including:

  • coordinating Walk for WAGEC, our signature community fundraising event;  
  • strengthening our volunteer program where 100’s of trained volunteers contribute directly to our client services;
  • developing new community engagement events; and
  • working collaboratively within our Fundraising & Communities Team.

Key Facts:

  • The Events & Volunteer Program Officer is responsible for delivering WAGEC’s volunteer program and community events to create mutual benefit for WAGEC’s community and clients. The core responsibilities of this role are:
    • Volunteer Program: coordinate WAGEC’s volunteer program (50%)
    • Community Events: deliver signature WAGEC events that support our community engagement and fundraising activities (30%)
    • Fundraising and Communities Strategy: work collaboratively with the Fundraising and Communities team to deliver our strategy (10%)
    • Administration: complete fundraising and communities administration tasks in a timely and thorough manner (5%)
    • Actively contribute to WAGEC’s organisational culture (5%)
  • Full-time permanent contract, Grade SCAHDS 4,
  • Based at our Redfern Office, 1 day/week work from home if desired, occasional after-hours work
  • It is a requirement that you have a current Working With Children Check, NSW Drivers Licence & full working rights in Australia
  • Due to our operational requirements and planned annual leave, the successful applicant for this role will be required to start by 11 July 2022, or where that is not possible the start date will be 5 September 2022.  Please indicate in your application which option is suitable for you. Your response will NOT prejudice your application, but will help us to plan!

Please read the attached position description to gain a comprehensive overview of the role, employment conditions and selection criteria.

  • WAGEC is committed to creating an inclusive and diverse staff team.If you think you have what it takes to do this role, but you don’t meet our selection criteria, please get in touch anyway to discuss your situation. We recognise that sometimes the right person for a job is based in personal qualities and not just qualifications.

How to apply

  1.  Read the position description available and check out our range of work at  

  2. If you have any questions, please call/email us before making an application

  3. Send us your application which should contain:

    • Your 2-3-page CV, and

    • A 2-page cover letter telling us why you think you are the best person to fill this role and what characteristics you will bring to the WAGEC team.

  4. Applications should be emailed to

  5. We will be reviewing applications and interviewing on a rolling basis until the position is filled.

For further information:

Meredith Turnbull, WAGEC Recruitment Consultant,

Phone: 0437 880 010



Please quote in application: Events & Volunteer Program Officer via Pro Bono Australia.

Profession: #Community_Services, #Events, #Fundraising, #Volunteer_Management
Sector: #Community_Development, #Community_Engagement, #Community_Support_Services, #DomesticFamily_Violence, #Families, #Homelessness_and_Affordable_Housing, #Women


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