Employment Information Session

The Western Sydney MRC is a community based non-profit organisation established to actively and directly relieve the situation of immigrants and refugees whose social condition renders them disadvantaged.

The Western Sydney MRC works with refugees and migrants, including second generations, where their social conditions render them disadvantaged, and to help them take part in their local community life. The Western Sydney MRC has a strong ethics base and is committed to working to ensure that capacity is built with individuals, families and communities.
The Western Sydney MRC is seeking volunteers to assist in the delivery of the ‘Lead The Way’ Employment Information Session, which runs from 10am to 12pm on Thursdays at the Western Sydney MRC office in Liverpool, and provides information and advice to newly arrived migrants and refugees seeking to gain employment in Australia.  This may include:

  • Setting up the room and welcoming clients;
  • Interpreting between the Employment Project Officer and clients;
  • Translating and interpreting documents and other materials, where necessary; and
  • Providing one-on-one assistance in activities such is searching and applying for jobs, developing resumes, and interview preparation and debriefing.

Applicants with experience in the professional sector, and a good command of both English and Arabic language, are strongly encouraged to apply.

This role will report to the Employment Project Officer and work directly with Western Sydney MRC clients.

This role requires volunteers to commit two hours a week, from 10am-12pm on Thursdays, for a minimum of six weeks.

All applications are to be addressed to the Volunteer Coordinator and emailed to volunteers@wsmrc.org.au with the subject line Employment Information Session Volunteer or mailed to: PO Box 435, Liverpool, NSW 2170. Please state in your application your reasons for applying and your level of proficiency in Arabic and English language.

Successful applicants will be required to submit a clear NSW/Federal Police Check and meet all compliance requirements according to Western Sydney MRC policies as provided. All volunteers will be required to attend one training and induction session, held at the Western Sydney MRC on a regular basis, and undertake on-the-job training with their supervisor.

For further information and questions please contact Jennifer McLean, Volunteer Coordinator, on 02 8778 1218.

Please be aware that this is a voluntary role and as such, the volunteer is not an employee of the Western Sydney MRC. The Western Sydney MRC does not provide volunteers with:

  • Monetary allowances or remuneration for volunteer role