CPA Australia

Volunteer Engagement Officer(s)

Organisation : Possible Dreams International

Location : Melbourne

Time required : 3 hours/week

Duration of project : Role is for 1-2 years

Skill Area : Advocacy, Volunteer Management

Sector : Community Development, Community Engagement, Overseas Aid & Development

Posted on : 5 Feb, 2020

About the role

We are looking for an enthusiastic, ‘people person’ (or pair) to join our team! Possible Dreams International ( is a non-profit which partners with rural communities in Swaziland to improve health through a strategy of upholding dignity, emergency relief aid, and sustainability projects. Our programs are Swazi-run and our Swazi team is supported by a passionate, diverse community mostly based in Melbourne. Position description follows:



  •   Recognise the efforts of our diverse volunteers in creative ways e.g. annual end-of-year thank you postcard/card to volunteers, organising volunteer of the year awards for the Annual Gala Dinner, thank you emails post fundraising events, posts in our social media groups
  •   Recognise the contributions of our partner schools and churches, and key individuals within these organisations
  •   Organise social catch ups (at least twice yearly) to maintain volunteer engagement and boost morale, strengthen relationships between new and old volunteers, and celebrate our achievements
  •   Liaise with the newsletter editors and social media coordinators to recognise and feature one outstanding volunteer per edition
  •   Obtain feedback from volunteers about current levels of engagement and ways to improve this
  •   Approach new schools/clubs/religious and non-religious community groups to support PDI   and build relationships
  •   Manage requests for speakers and liaise with volunteers from our speaker database


Key Attributes:

  •   Passion for PDI and understanding of our ethos
  •   Respect for volunteers from diverse backgrounds
  •   Enthusiasm & strong interpersonal skills
  •   Organisational skills
  •   Strong written and verbal communication skills

About the organisation

Organisation name : Possible Dreams International
Not for Profit : Yes

How to apply for this role

For details concerning this role , please contact

Dr Nishani Nithianandan

Email :

Please quote in application: Volunteer Engagement Officer(s) via Pro Bono Australia.


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