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 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.

DAA is a proud member of Volunteering Victoria. They represent, support and advocate on behalf of the Victorian volunteering community. 

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.

Eight (8) Community Researcher Positions have opened. As part of the Diaspora Humanitarians: How Australian-based migrants help in crises abroad, we are seeking 8 Community Researchers to provide input into the design of the project, facilitate connections with diaspora communities in Australia who are involved in humanitarian responses, and help to gather and interpret insights from community members.

Download the full Position Description here.

Application Deadline: 21st January 2022

Community Researchers will be employed by University of Melbourne (Casual RA1)

Volunteer opportunities available:

Position: (Upcoming Soon, Stay Tuned)