VOLUNTEERING & INTERNSHIPS - THE INSIDE STORY

Date: WEDNESDAY 22 AUGUST

Venue; Mantra on Russell

Eventbrite - Book here 

It’s tough to find a role in the international development and humanitarian sectors. This makes volunteering and internships increasingly popular and competitive ways to get a foot in the door. Join us for an insightful and fun conversation about volunteering, and network with your peers and colleagues from the sector.

For those looking to volunteer, what should you look for in a voluntary role and what can you expect to do? Has it been valuable for others? Does it give you the necessary experience to find a permanent role?

For those managing a volunteer program, what are the key criteria in selecting volunteers? What are the challenges in inducting, managing and supporting volunteers? What advice can you give those considering volunteering or internships?

Come along and hear first-hand from volunteers, interns and the people who manage them. More speaker details soon.

Chelsey Parish - Returned Australian Volunteer Network Manager for the Australian Volunteers Program

Chelsey Parish is a communications for development and project management professional with a passion for communications for social change and volunteer-driven sustainable development.

Originally from Cairns and now based in Melbourne, Chelsey is managing the Returned Australian Volunteers Network, the alumni group of the Australian Government’s long-running Australian Volunteers Program. Chelsey most recently worked with United Nations Volunteers and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) in Laos, where she coordinated the UN’s volunteer program in-country, while also driving volunteer advocacy and the UNDP’s communications campaigns. She returned to Australia late year to complete her Masters of Applied Anthropology and Participatory Development with Australian National University, and also holds a Honours Degree in International Business with the University of Sunshine Coast. Chelsey strongly links the skills gained and contacts made though her international volunteer and internship experiences to her career progression in the development sector.

Tess Farmer is an intern at TEAR - more soon!

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