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Be a program volunteer

Please note: WIRE program volunteer roles are all currently filled and WIRE is not currently taken applications.

Our program volunteers contribute in any one of a variety of ways, including as computer tutors,  job coaches or with administration assistance in our Women’s Information Centre or AMICA Lunch and Activities club.

Program volunteers are:

  • passionate about supporting and empowering women.
  • at least 21, open minded with great communication skills.
  • available to volunteer four-hours per week during business hours for a year or longer.

Volunteers also offer their professional expertise in areas such as communication, photography or IT (on a project or ongoing basis).

Our volunteers are a critical part of the WIRE support service. At any one time, over 60 women donate their time, skills and experience as program or support line volunteers; this represents well over $150,000 to $200,000 worth of work each year.

Police record checks

WIRE is required by law to perform a National Police Record Check on all trainees; if you have lived outside of Australia for more than 12 months in the last 10 years, you will be required to get an International Police Record Check at your own cost. However, having a police record does not automatically exclude you from volunteering with us.

Student Placements 

Please note: WIRE is currently not taking in any student placements. 

WIRE supports student placements as a valuable learning experience for students and WIRE. We believe that the placement should be of benefit to both the student and WIRE, and we make every effort to offer placements that are rewarding and enable students to get practical on-the-ground learning. However, given that we are a small organisation, our capacity to properly supervise and support students limits the number of placements we are able to accommodate annually. 

 

Alternate ways to support WIRE

You can also support WIRE by becoming a WIRE champion, a WIRE member or making a donation.

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