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Organisation : National Aboriginal Sporting Chance Academy

Location : NT Region

Time required : 1 or 2 weeks, participants will be working in a remote NT Community for the whole time.

Duration of project : A few days

Sector : Indigenous

Posted on : 27 Jun, 2018

About the Role

We are looking for volunteers who have a passion for working with young people and, experience or interest in working with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities.

Partnering with nine remote Northern Territory Schools, NASCA’s NT Program is delivered by skilled volunteers and staff three times per year. In addition to in-class support the program delivers over 700 hours of sport, health, mentoring and personal development activities. We aim to increase school attendance/retention, improve students’ attitudes towards school, promote positive learning experiences and improve teamwork, communication and leadership skills.

Designed as a cultural exchange and immersion experience for volunteers, our program features a balance between your development in working in a remote Aboriginal community and utilising your expertise to deliver NASCA’s program. The program is open to volunteers nationally.

“Volunteering is something that I always want to achieve. I loved the community and the kids, the land is simply beautiful and the culture is so strong. I have learned new skills, ways and views, I felt deeply connected and so passionate. I cannot recommend an experience like this more highly. Thank you NASCA for the opportunity.” – Emma Ardler

For either one or two weeks between (1 – 15 September 2018) you will join NASCA’s staff to deliver educational and sporting activities to young people. With our support, you will share your skills and experience with young people as well as learning a lot from them.

You will be staying in a remote NT Community and have the opportunity to widen and deepen your knowledge of Aboriginal Australia.

We recruit volunteers with a wide range of skills and experience and people of all ages, we are looking for:

• Indigenous and non-Indigenous participants.

• Demonstrated interest in; or knowledge of issues facing Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander young people.

• Experience in sport, education and community development.

• Experience working with young people.

• Outstanding communication skills.

• People willing to get involved and fully participate in activities.

• Individuals passionate about, and willing to fundraise for NASCA.

• Skills to contribute to some of the following program areas:

– Promoting good diet

– Exercise

– Self-esteem

– Connection to Land and Culture

– Education

– Vocational Education

– Creative Arts

– Sports

• Willingness to take leave from their position – there is no access to work time or facilities during the program.

• Over 21yrs on application.

• Team player.

• Excellent interpersonal and communication skills.

• Personal drive and positive ‘can do’ attitude.

• Individuals who model healthy life choices and success.

NASCA has been operating for over 20 years and has long-term and committed relationships with the communities we work with.

There is a formal application process for this program, to apply please submit an application online through the NASCA website.

About the Organisation

Organisation Name : National Aboriginal Sporting Chance Academy
Not for Profit : Yes

Apply for this Position

For details concerning this role , please contact

Angela Band

Phone : 02 8399 3071

Email :

Please quote in application: NASCA NT Program via Pro Bono Australia.


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