Work with us

Diaspora Action Australia’s team is looking for skilled volunteers who are passionate about our work to support diaspora community organisations. We are committed to peace, development, and the protection of people’s human rights. We provide a supportive work environment for people of all backgrounds.

Why we need you

Volunteers are the backbone of our organisation. Committed, passionate volunteers keep our organisation alive and ensure continuous evolution in how we function. Each volunteer has the chance to make a difference and contribute to our vision of an Australia where diaspora communities from countries in war and conflict have a strong voice and the power to promote change and improve peace, development and human rights in their country of origin.

What volunteers do

We aim to make sure that volunteering with Diaspora Action Australia is enriching and productive. Our volunteers work in four teams: Resource Mobilisation (fundraising events and grant writing), Community Engagement (capacity building of diaspora organisations), Communications (website, social media and more), and Administration/IT (ensuring smooth operation of office functions).

We are always looking for skilled and passionate people; scroll down for our current volunteer vacancies, or register your interest in future volunteer opportunities by contacting us. People with international development or community development experience, activist backgrounds and refugees and migrants from countries experiencing conflict/humanitarian crises are especially encouraged to apply.

Working with Diaspora Action Australia

Occasionally we are able to offer paid positions at Diaspora Action Australia. Any paid positions will be clearly marked below.
DAA is a proud member of Volunteering Victoria. They represent, support and advocate on behalf of the Victorian volunteering community. 

Volunteer opportunities available:

Position: Editorial Coordinator (Volunteer)
Team: Communications
Position Description: click here to learn more
Position: Writer (Volunteer)
Team: Communications
Position Description: click here to learn more
Position: Funding and Grants Researcher (Volunteer)
Team: Resource Mobilisation Team
Position Description: click here to learn more
Position: Social Media Specialist(Volunteer)
Team: Communications
Position Description: click here to learn more
Position: Human Resources Assistant(Volunteer)
Team: Admin/IT
Position Description: click here to learn more
Position: Public Relations Coordinator(Volunteer)
Team: Communications
Position Description: click here to learn more

Volunteers happily working on lap top computers.

Share your experiences, ideas and passion, while contributing to the work of migrant, refugee and multicultural groups in Australia. Join Diaspora Action Australia. Photo by Lara McKinley.

Volunteers happily working on lap top computers.

Bibiana Huggins, grant writer (2014 – 2015)

“It was culturally enriching to witness the South Sudanese community coming together to make an agreement, and was a good reminder that bureaucratic processes operate differently cross-culturally. The Retreat was also talked about in my university community, so it was academically an advantage to have played a part.”
Volunteers are happy to talk together.

Diana Rincon, writer (2014 – 2015)

“I could experience for the first time in Australia an office environment where people are committed to what they do. During my time at DAA, I wrote blogs that were published online and that that helped me to build more self confidence and feel more comfortable with my English skills. Meanwhile, I met a lot of amazing people who I really appreciate.”