National Volunteer Specialist (Part-time Available)

Mission Australia

  • Rare opportunity to join a Large National NFP on their growth journey – input and impact!
  • Competitive salary and opportunity to work 4 days/week
  • Ideally located in Sydney CBD close to public transport

About Mission Australia

Mission Australia is a non-denominational Christian charity that has been helping vulnerable Australians move towards independence for more than 155 years.

Every day we support people nationwide by combatting homelessness, assisting disadvantaged families and children, addressing mental health issues, fighting substance dependencies and much more.

About the role

Pairing closely with the Volunteering Business Partner in a team of two, the National Volunteer Specialist will be responsible for the operational recruitment, screening, hiring, training, evaluation and development of volunteers. Strategic thinker, the successful candidate will be investigating ways and tools to support the business to increase the engagement and retention of volunteers nationally. With your expert advice you will contribute to the organisation’s growth journey, input and innovate and ultimately make a genuine difference to the lives of Australians in need. No two days are the same, and so you will need to be customer-centric and forward thinking in your approach, well organised and with a can do attitude.


  • Research and provide input to best practice volunteering strategy
  • Manage internal requests for volunteers and the support needs of members of the general public expressing interest in volunteering, managers of volunteers and current volunteers
  • Ensure MA involves community and corporate volunteers in alignment with legislative, contractual and organisational requirements.
  • Process National Police History Checks for managers recruiting volunteers
  • Promote programs that recognise and reward the contribution of volunteers
  • Promote the Mission Australia Volunteering brand internally and externally as appropriate
  • Act as a source of expert advice for business and volunteers in relation to the processes for involving volunteers at Mission Australia

Qualifications & experience

  • Relevant experience of working with volunteers
  • Demonstrated understanding of legislative and compliance requirements for volunteer management
  • Sound knowledge of the Community Services sector (advantageous)
  • Experience in recruitment and management of volunteers
  • High level administration and coordination skills.


  • Not for Profit Salary Packaging benefits which reduces your taxable income (details via Advantage)
  • Discounted health care with Medibank Private
  • Purchase additional annual leave
  • Discounted childcare rates of up to 50% at participating Centres (conditions apply)
  • Paid Parental Leave
  • Employee discounts with hotels, travel insurance, and major retailers: Coles, Harvey Norman, Apple, Dell & many more
  • Free, confidential counselling service

If you feel you meet the brief and are interested in putting your skills to use in our collegiate, values based organisation then "APPLY NOW".

As part of our Employment screening process you will be required to undertake a National criminal history check.

Mission Australia is dedicated to increasing opportunities for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Australians and you are encouraged to apply. Learn about our Reconciliation Action Plan

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