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Media News Volunteer

Organisation : Mary's Houser Services Limited

Location : Sydney (On site or remotely)

Time required : 2 hours a week

Duration of project : Continuous

Skill area : Journalism & PR, Marketing, Media & Communications, Policy & Research

Sector : Community Support Services, Women

About the role

Mary’s House Services Limited is looking for a volunteer to support the Fundraising and Communications Officer by compiling media coverage of domestic abuse in NSW and Australia.

The volunteer would be expected to sift through news related to domestic abuse and put them in a document with a summary of the news items and corresponding image. The compilation will be share with the Fundraising and Communications Officer fortnightly.

This is an important role as it assists the organization with content for marketing purposes and allows management to keep abreast of advocacy and changes in the violence against women sector.

The role can be carried out on-site in the office in Crows Nest and/ or remotely depending on the time and availability of the volunteer.

The Media News Volunteer will be supervised by the Operations Manager but will work closely with the Fundraising and Communications Officer.


About the organisation

Organisation name : Mary's Houser Services Limited

Mary’s House Services (MHS) exists to respond to the desperate need for women and children to escape domestic and family violence (DFV). Research has shown that DFV is the most common reason given for homelessness and that access to housing that is secure, affordable and immediately available is the most critical factor in families escaping DFV. More than 121,000 people experiencing DFV in Australia sought help from specialist homelessness services in 2017-18. Women and children are particularly vulnerable to DFV.

MHS sets itself apart from other domestic violence services in NSW in that it provides support to women and children in different stages of their journey to safety and independence. Other services almost exclusively work with women who have already left.

MHS works with women who remain in a DFV relationship or feel unable to leave through The Daisy Centre (TDC), focusing on maximising safety and housing support as well as other specific tailored information and therapeutic services. Accommodation is provided at the refuge to women and children who are in urgent need of safe accommodation.

We provide case management for up to five families at any one time for up to three months (dependent on need) at the refuge and to around 40 women in TDC, assisting them to access financial support, therapeutic, legal and medical services, affordable housing and community supports.

To establish the final link to a family’s pathway to long-term safety, MHS has access to its own transitional home for families together with ongoing outreach support.

How to apply

Please send an email to with the Subject title: Media News Volunteer - Pro Bono Australia.

Include your resume and a short description of your skills and experiences.

Mary's House Services Limited require all volunteers to provide police checks and working with children checks.

In addition, confidentiality agreements and code of conduct forms have to be signed.

Please quote in application: Media News Volunteer via Pro Bono Australia.


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