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Volunteer fundraising coordinator

Posted : Monday, 5th March 2018 - 6:37 pm

Organisation : The Bluebirds Project

Location : Online

Time required : 8-10 hours per week

Duration of project : 2018- June 2019

Contact Name : Dr Irene Rogers

Contact Phone : 0413922281

Contact Email :

About the Role

In 1916, 21 Australian nurses set sail for the Western Front as “a gift for France”. They were called the Bluebirds and became the only trained nurses to serve for the Australian Red Cross during WWI. When they returned after many hard years on the frontline the Bluebirds received no real recognition for their services, they were refused repatriation and health services and denied the generous war bonus provided by the government. They slipped quietly into Australian history. This project aims to bring attention to the nurses and the role of non-military nurses in war through a permanent museum display at Sydney Hospital nursing museum, a novel and possible adaptation for screen or stage, the creation of 21 bespoke medals made by jewellers and artists, extensive research projects and other activities. We are hoping in mid 2019 to have the book launch and medal ceremony in Sydney.

A great deal has been achieved to this point through the work of dedicated volunteers, historians, artists, creative writers and PR/Marketing but without any funding. What we need now is a fund raiser who can help take the project to the next level. Experience with crowdfunding, grant writing etc would be useful. You will be working with the Manager/Historian of the project and other team members and will be a vital part of the team. You will also find it a supportive and fun community of people working together to bring the story of these extraordinary women to the attention of fellow Australians.

About the Organisation

Organisation Name : The Bluebirds Project
Not for Profit : Yes

Apply for this Position

For details concerning this role , please contact

Dr Irene Rogers

Phone : 0413922281

Email :

Please quote in application: Volunteer fundraising coordinator via Pro Bono Australia.


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