Walk for WAGEC Course Marshal (Volunteer)

Volunteer

About the Organisation

The Women’s and Girls’ Emergency Centre (WAGEC) is a non-government, not-for profit charitable organisation that delivers a range of crisis and early intervention accommodation and support services to women, children, young people, and families who are experiencing, or at risk of homelessness and/or domestic and family violence.

​We have operated in Sydney’s inner city and inner west for over 40 years. We currently deliver our Families Service through an alliance with the St Vincent De Paul Society, Jewish House, Wesley Mission and Stepping Out. Other WAGEC activities are delivered in partnership with community, business and government stakeholders.

Our Vision                             

A safe future for women and families.

Our Mission

WAGEC is a not for profit, charity based in inner city Sydney, New South Wales.

We create safe spaces for women and families impacted by the effects of homelessness, domestic and family violence and systemic disadvantage.

We create enduring change in times of crisis through access to safety, housing and material support.

We work with our communities to advocate social change.

We are trauma-informed and culturally appropriate in our practice.

Our Values

Our values underpin our guiding principles and the way we work. We are:

  • Flexible and focused on our clients
  • Creative and professional in all our work
  • Always respectful and inclusive
  • We act with integrity
  • We are proactive
  • We are compassionate
  • We are feminist in our approach

Our approach allows us to think holistically as we work with clients and look beyond the immediate state to future possibilities and collaborations. We believe that a strong work ethic and values are crucial to achieving our vision.

About the Role

We are looking for enthusiastic course marshals for our 2020 Walk for WAGEC! Course marshals are located strategically along the route and direct, encourage and cheer on participants.

SUPERVISION

A member of the team will contact you before the event to discuss any queries you have about the event and/or your role, and you will receive briefing notes before the event and a full briefing on the day. All volunteer teams have a designated manager, who will guide and support you in your role on the day and answer any questions you may have.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Located strategically along the route to direct, encourage and cheer on Walk for WAGEC participants
  • Advise of any approaching hazards
  • Form an important part of the communications network
  • Help with the set up of the course including any signage or equipment which will maximise participant experience
  • Cover fixed marshalling points where you will inspire, cheer and motivate participants
  • Ensure the course runs smoothly throughout the event
  • Help clear the course after the event
  • You may be asked to help with other tasks in addition to those listed above, however, these will be discussed with you to ensure that you happy with the tasks involved.

TRAINING

Relevant training will be provided where required. You will receive briefing notes before the event and a full briefing on the day.

About You

  • You are enthusiastic, a people-person who is able to engage, motivate and inspire Walk for WAGEC participants
  • Excellent interpersonal and communications skills
  • Takes initiative, pro-active
  • Loves to work as part of a team
  • Ability to deal with any incidents that may occur on the course in a cool and calm manner

AVAILABILITY

For 4 hours between 8am and 4pm on the day of the event; May 2020

ROLE LOCATION

This will be based at strategic points along the Walk for WAGEC route in Sydney, NSW.

BENEFITS TO THE VOLUNTEER

  • The satisfaction of knowing you are helping make WAGEC programs more accessible to women escaping domestic violence
  • The enjoyment of meeting new people and being part of a supportive team
  • Experience working with a not-for-profit in delivering a key annual fundraising event

How to Apply

1)     Read the position description above

2)    If you have any questions, please call/email us before making an application

3)    Send your application which should contain:

•      Your 1-2 page CV, and

•      A brief cover letter telling us why you think you are the best person to fill this role

4)    Email your application to volunteer@wagec.org.au

5) Applications close at 5.00pm Friday 28th February 2020.

SCREENING PROCESS

All WAGEC volunteers are required to undergo an initial screening process. This is to ensure the safety of WAGEC clients, staff, volunteers and applicants. Your application to become a volunteer is not a guarantee that you will be successful or that you will be allocated a specific volunteer role. By applying you acknowledge our discretion to discontinue your application at any stage of the process.

QUESTIONS: Natalie Ziolkowski WAGEC Volunteer & Events Administrator

Phone: 0431 186 542  Email: volunteer@wagec.org.au