Volunteer

Jika Jika strives toward being a more inclusive community, and volunteers are an important part of that community. We value the contributions that volunteers bring to Jika, working alongside staff, and sharing their skills and insights into a variety of areas.

If you are interested in volunteering we have a range of job descriptions available. Please note that both a Working with Children Check and a National Police Record Check is required for each role. Jika Jika are an authorised organisation with a CVS number, and will happily assist you with obtaining these checks.

 


 

CURRENT VACANCIES

 

Homework Group Tutors

Tasks include homework support for primary and secondary aged students.

Many students are new arrivals to the country and require additional English language support.

The program provides one on one or small group tuition as required by students which may include assistance with reading, math, spelling, research on the internet and assistance with using a computer for projects.

Teaching background would be useful but not essential.

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In-home English Tutors

This program aims to provide support to migrants who have lived in the community for an extended number of years but for a variety of reasons have been unable to develop their English skills.

Therefore we are looking for people who have a genuine interest in assisting older persons to build on and strengthen their existing English skills.

In-home tutoring will also provide English tutors for asylum seekers who are not able to access funded programs.

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Walker Street Project

The Walker Street Project aims to work with people that live on the Walker Street public housing estate in Northcote.

Jika Jika Community Centre works within a Community Development framework and focuses on community strengths and one on one support for residents.

Volunteers are an essential part of the on the ground work that we do. Jobs may vary and change depending on the needs of the residents we work with.

There are many ways in which volunteers can support the Walker St Project, including:

Administration Assistance

General administrative support for the project. For example minute taking at resident groups.

School Holiday Program Facilitators

Tasks include developing and delivering activities for primary and secondary age students during school holidays.

After School Activities

Tasks include developing and delivering activities for primary and early secondary age students for an after school activity program.

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Reception and Administration

The Jika Jika office is open 9.30am – 3.30pm Monday – Friday. The Reception and Administration team will work with centre staff to run the office smoothly and support the programs and activities at the Centre.

Tasks include greeting and assisting centre users, answering incoming phone calls, taking messages, taking payments, managing hall hire bookings and keeping the entrance area tidy.

We are looking for people with a friendly and professional manner, who are proficient in Microsoft Office programs, have good organisational skills and are able to follow administration instructions.

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To apply for a role, please fill in a Jika Jika Volunteer Application form, and email it to our lovely Community Development organiser Jenny, at jenny@jikajika.org.au.

For both new and returning volunteers, please refer to our orientation handbook.

If you don’t see anything in our role descriptions that inspires you, please feel free to get in touch with Jenny and discuss your ideas. Any and all support you may be able to give Jika Jika is most appreciated!