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Archives Volunteer - Melbourne VIC

23-47 Villiers St, North Melbourne VIC 3051, Australia Req #322
Thursday, 1 February 2024
  • Ongoing volunteer opportunity available
  • Office Based - Monday and/or Tuesday
  • Must be able to commit to at least one shift per week on a regular basis
  • Please list your times and days of availability on the application form

Why Choose to volunteer with Red Cross?

  • You can help improve lives and create a positive impact in your community
  • It’s an opportunity to enhance your skills & knowledge & gain new experiences
  • You’ll be helping Red Cross to support vulnerable people across Australia

The Program 

The Heritage Archives houses organizational records of the Australian Red Cross, from annual reports and committee minutes to uniforms and first aid kits, posters, and photographs. We are the guardians of ARC history, storing and preserving it for access and use.

The Opportunity 

This role suits someone with an interest in history and archiving, with accurate recording skills, who can commit to one day per week to help us record and preserve ARC records, under the direction of the Archivist, and to undertake special projects as required. Experience in the following areas is required to perform the role:

•    Experience or an interest in working with archives
•    Ability to use Microsoft Office suite, SharePoint or scanning programs.

Red Cross will ensure you have training, ongoing support and access to other opportunities within the world’s largest humanitarian network.  

The Impact 

As an Archives Volunteer, you will join a small team of dedicated record guardians, improving access to the heritage of the Australian Red Cross for researchers, documentary makers, writers and the wider community. You will make a lasting connection with an international humanitarian network helping Australians.

Application requirements

For this role you will be required to undertake a National Police Check, organised through Red Cross.  
To submit this application, you will need to upload a recent copy of your Cover Letter and CV and/or provide a summary of relevant experience/interest. 

Further Information 

To find out more about this opportunity please contact Gillian Anderson at gianderson@redcross.org.au.  

Thank you for considering volunteering at Red Cross. We also have great career opportunities, please visit our website https://www.redcross.org.au/careers/

Red Cross strives to create a safe and inclusive culture with wellbeing at its centre. We embrace diversity and welcome Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, and people with different lived experiences, abilities, gender, ethnicity, age, and sexual orientation. We are a child safe organisation with zero tolerance of any harm to children. Our vision is to be trusted as the leading humanitarian organisation making a genuine difference in the lives of people and communities.

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