Volunteer & Activist Support

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Sydney, Australia

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29 days ago

Volunteer & Activist Support




Greenpeace is an independent campaigning organisation, which uses non-violent, creative confrontation to expose global environmental problems, and develop solutions for a green and peaceful future.
Our Creative Confrontation team is part of the Program department, which also includes our Campaigners, Communications and Creative experts, and Research and Investigations team. The role will work closely with the Volunteer Hub Coordinator – Campaigns and the Head of Creative Confrontation. Together our team organises the strategic tactics, working with our 8 hub groups across the country that supersize our campaign impact!
This role will primarily be working on our new exciting Electrify Campaign, aiming to accelerate the adoption of cleaner passenger and light commercial vehicles so they hit a tipping point of new vehicle sales.
The Volunteer and Activist Support is responsible for assisting with the planning, preparation, coordination and implementation of a strategy to build Greenpeace Australia Pacific’s Hub network and support as they take action that pushes governments to adopt strong electric vehicle policy.
This role will also contribute to expanding the knowledge and expertise of our crew of skilled volunteers who are learning to meet with MP’s and build power to push for strong policy. The Volunteer and Activist Support will be able to do good relational organising, supporting volunteer leaders and their hubs to implement tactics. You will work closely with the Volunteer Hub Coordinator to roll out a distributed MP engagement plan which will require good facilitation, training and volunteer support skills.
This is a one year, fixed-term contract position. For more information about the role please read our Job Description.
We’re looking for someone with an enthusiasm for working closely with volunteers and volunteer groups to roll out strategic tactics on the ground. Ideally you have experience coordinating local groups, building trust with volunteers, as well as delivering training programs that inspire and skill people up for MP engagement.
You are people focused, and strive to ensure volunteers are having fun, feeling inspired and excited to step up to take on impactful tasks and leadership roles. You are excited about connecting with people, supporting them and watching them grow their confidence and abilities.
You’ll also have:

  • Time management skills, the ability to think through, plan, organise and prioritise different aspects of projects and work to deadlines;
  • Wonderful relationship building skills, with the ability to build trust;
  • Some experience with helping coordinate volunteer groups
  • Ability to identify risks and aid in mitigating them.


  • The opportunity to be part of strategic, creative, and effective tactics that make real change in the world;
  • The opportunity to grow, learn and build skills in organizing and campaigning;
  • The chance to be embedded in the climate justice movement, in a meaningful, impactful and purpose driven way;
  • Work with amazing groups of passionate volunteers;
  • A great work-life balance including a 35 hour work week, genuine flexible working arrangements and a high integrity workplace; and
  • A fast-paced, high-impact culture that celebrates justice and belonging.

Salary: $62,122.52 per annum + Superannuation.
Research shows that candidates from underrepresented represented groups (Aboriginal and Torres Strait and Pacific Islander peoples, People of Colour, Women, LGBTQIA+ communities, and people living with a disability) often don’t apply for roles if they don’t meet all the criteria – unlike majority candidates meeting significantly fewer requirements. We strongly encourage you to apply if you’re interested: we’d love to know how you can amplify our team with your unique experience!
To apply for this role please submit a CV (of no more than 3 pages) and a separate Cover Letter (of no more than 1 page) detailing your suitability for the role.
Note: Not all responsibilities and competencies listed in the Job Description need to be addressed; it is left to the discretion of the applicant which to focus on.
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To be considered for this position, applicants must have current working rights for Australia.
We respectfully request that Recruitment Agencies do not submit applications for this position.
Applications close at midnight, Thursday 15 September 2022.

Job Types: Contract, Volunteer

Salary: $62,122.52 per year