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Organisation : ActionAid Australia

Location : Brisbane

Time required : Once a week, for 2-4 hours. Minimum 6 months commitment. 

Duration of project : 6 Months+

Sector : Community Engagement, Overseas Aid & Development, Women

Application closing date : 15 Nov, 2021

About the role

We’re building a connected, skilled, diverse and vibrant grassroots network that will stand in solidarity with the women we work with around the world. Together we can take action to address the root causes of poverty and injustice through our campaign to secure decent working conditions for women in the garment sector.  

We want you to be a part of it!  

We’re recruiting leaders from across Brisbane to come together and to discuss and strategise on how we stand in solidarity with women garment workers fighting for their rights in the Global South.   

As a Community Leader you will lead and establish a community of volunteers that will campaign locally on international women’s rights issues. You’ll be trained in campaigning, community organising and ActionAid’s Human Rights Based Approach. 

Time Commitment:  Once a week, for 2-4 hours. Minimum 6 months commitment. 


Roles and responsibilities 

  • Working with your local Activist group to carry out actions and events within your local community.  
  • Participating in monthly group meetings (held online or face to face). 
  • Contributing to the organising and logistics of planned events that fall within a set budget. 
  • Supporting the local group to carry out set objectives that contribute to the campaign. 
  • Supporting the Group Coordinator with volunteer inquiries as needed.  


Selection Criteria:  

  • A demonstrated commitment and passion for women’s rights. 
  • The ability to commit to supporting ActionAid projects in your community for at least 3 hours a week, for a minimum of 6 months. 
  • An ability to attend an upcoming training workshop on our #SheWearsTheCost campaign, running from 10am-2pm on Saturday 9th October.
  • The ability to support the movement remotely, with a computer, mobile phone and access to the internet. 
  • A commitment to our values: Mutual respect; Equity and justice; Solidarity; Honesty and transparency; Humility; Courage of conviction and Independence. 
  • Respect for ActionAid’s independence and an ability to work within this ethos.  
  • Passion for social justice and the role that everyday people can play to achieve a fairer and more equitable world.  


What we will provide 

  • Training in community organising, campaign strategy and ActionAid’s Human Rights based approach. 
  • A connection with an international movement of supporters who believe in women’s rights and social justice. 
  • A chance to be part of building ActionAid Australia’s presence and grassroots network from the very outset. 
  • The knowledge that you’re contributing to a fairer and more equitable world. 


About the organisation

Organisation name : ActionAid Australia

ActionAid Australia is a women’s rights organisation, working to advance the rights of women living in poverty in communities around the world. ActionAid works in more than 45 countries.

For more information, please visit our website at 

How to apply

Applications not allowed for this volunteering opportunity.

Please quote in application: Community Leader (voluntary) – Brisbane via Pro Bono Australia.


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