Social Justice Team The St Vincent de Paul Society NSW Social Justice Team advocates to reform the structural causes of poverty and disadvantage. We seek to influence the actions of funders and decision-makers through constructive and targeted advocacy that reduces inequality and improves the wellbeing of the people we serve and assist. The Volunteer Role The Social Justice Team seeks six Research Volunteers to come together over two half-day sessions and prepare political profiles that will support the delivery of our next advocacy campaign. Tasks include: • Researching MP backgrounds, positions and interests • Drafting political profiles • Reviewing political profiles The volunteers we are seeking will ideally: • Have experience with Internet-based research • Have good writing skills • Have a basic understanding of the NSW political system • Be passionate about social justice • Be willing to travel to Lewisham for two half-days Place Lewisham NSW. The office is a 5-minute walk from the train station and bus stops. Commitment Two half-day sessions. Time Required 10am-2pm over two days. The dates will be determined by the availability of successful applicants. Training Orientation training will be provided. Requirements • National Police Certificate • Working with Children Check • 2 current referees Why join Vinnies as a volunteer Our volunteers are integral to the ongoing success of Vinnies and to achieving the goals outlined in the St Vincent de Paul NSW Strategic Plan. Volunteering is a great way to interact with like-minded people and build friendships. Your contribution as a volunteer will bring you a feeling of satisfaction knowing you are working for an organisation that makes a difference for those in need. It will provide an opportunity for those who would like to gain training and experience and an avenue for you to share your expertise and talents. If you are interested in becoming a much valued Vinnies volunteer, please email Mark at mark.ludbrooke@vinnies.org.au or hit the APPLY button below. Vinnies The St Vincent de Paul Society assists people experiencing poverty and inequality and works to shape a more just and compassionate society. We assist in offering “a hand up” to people in need. We do this by respecting their dignity, sharing our hope, and encouraging them to take control of their own destiny. The St Vincent de Paul Society NSW is committed to being a Child Safe Organisation. The Society has developed a clear, accountable and transparent Policy and Procedures to ensure that it complies with relevant legislation and that all children and young people who come into contact with the Society are kept safe and are supported to the best of our capacity. St Vincent de Paul Society (NSW) is an Equal Opportunity host and is committed to engaging a diverse workforce. The Society strongly encourages applications from people from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander background, people with disability, people from diverse cultural and linguistic backgrounds and mature aged applicants.