Skilled Volunteering

  • 174 Willoughby Rd, Crows Nest, Australia
  • Part-time

Company Description

Good Return provides people living in poverty with access to responsible microfinance and skills development opportunities. This enables them  to develop the confidence, knowledge, and capability to break the cycle of poverty for good.

We support microfinance institutions to improve their social responsibility and extend financial inclusion to all their clients and communities. Our financial and livelihood training help them manage money and grow their assets. Together these powerful tools empower people to create lasting change for themselves.

Good Return is an initiative of World Education Australia, an Australian Aid accredited agency and member of the Australian Council for International Development (ACFID). We currently have programs in Cambodia, Indonesia, Laos, Nepal, Philippines, Tonga, and Fiji. Visit www.goodreturn.org and www.worlded.org.au for more information. The main office is in Crows Nest, NSW and staff are also located in a number of Asia Pacific countries.

Job Description

Good Return relies on volunteers on a day to day basis. Volunteers fill a variety of essential roles, such as:

  • Marketing
  • Fundraising
  • Communications
  • Grant Writing
  • Editing
  • Public Relations & Media Outreach
  • Customer Support
  • Database Management
  • Human Resources

In the area of program implementation Good Return runs a Volunteer Field Support Officer (FSO) Program for Australian citizens or residents who are interested in a 12 month placement working with one of our overseas partners. 

Recruitment for the FSO program usually begins in late September-October and suit a variety of professional backgrounds/qualifications including Economics, Finance/Business, Statistics, IT/Software Engineering, International Development, Education or similar. You can receive updates by following Good Return on Facebook.

Qualifications

Our volunteers come from a variety of backgrounds. Whether you are a professional looking to volunteer in your spare time, a university student looking for experience, a mum looking to get back into the workforce, or a retiree with excellent skills and connections to offer, we'd love to have you!

Please give us an indication of your past work experience, education, and training, and an idea of what you are interested in doing and / or an area in which you would like to help out.. Also indicate your potential time commitment and availability. 

Additional Information

Please submit your application with a Resume or description of your experience by using the "I'm Interested" button and we will review it to see how you could fit into our team.

 

We wish to provide a fulfilling experience for all our volunteers, and as such only "hire" when there's a specific need in our office.

If there is no immediate need we will retain your resume and details in our recruitment software should a suitable vacancy or volunteer opportunity become available. If you prefer we not keep your details on file please notify us via our website: www.goodreturn.org.au/contact 

Due to the large number of applications we receive, we generally only respond when we are able to confirm a suitable position is available.

Thank you for your interest in applying to volunteer with Good Return!

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