Advocacy Research Assistant Volunteer (office or remote)

Location: North Ryde or Remote (from home)

Volunteer Opportunities Available: Monday - Friday, 9am - 4pm. This enables us to provide a supervisor to volunteers at all times.

Seeking an enthusiastic volunteer with research and internet searching skills, to assist Baptist World Aid's Advocacy team with research. You will gain experience in research and research promotion, with tasks including gathering information on company ethical sourcing practices, assisting with researching and writing factsheets for a "Knowledge Hub" and working with an experienced Advocacy team. Whether you simply want to be generous with your time and talents or are looking to gain valuable work experience in the not-for-profit sector, this volunteer opportunity is for you!

Volunteering at Baptist World Aid

Volunteers are an important part of Baptist World Aid’s rich, 60-year history. It was a group of committed volunteers who first began this poverty ending work, and for our first 20 years, Baptist World Aid was run solely by generous volunteers. But volunteers are not only a part of our organisation’s history… they are also a vital and incredibly valued part of our operation today!

Baptist World Aid is currently blessed by around 25 regular volunteers, who give generously of their time and talents to help fulfil our shared mission to end poverty. They consistently help to minimise our administration costs so we can maximise the funds we invest overseas.

When you volunteer with Baptist World Aid, you’re volunteering for an international Christian development organisation working in 17 countries. You’ll be part of important work that empowers communities to lift themselves out of poverty and that, last year, directly benefited 332, 391 people.

Who is this opportunity for?

If you’re aged 16 years or over, then this volunteering opportunity is for you! Your proficient computer skills, attention to detail and the ability to build relationships will help you to perform well. You’ll volunteer 1-2 days per week at our North Ryde office or remotely from home. Hours and days are flexible (weekdays only).

Before volunteering you will need to complete a Police Check (paid for by Baptist World Aid) and a free Working With Children Check.

What would I be doing?

You'll be working with our experienced Advocacy Team, helping to map company and/or industry structure and how they engage with corporate social responsibility issues. You will also be researching information on company ethical sourcing practices, for the purpose of providing pre-screening and background research for several specific companies. You will seek to identify key ethical sourcing contacts with companies and organisations. This role is a great introduction to a Not-For-Profit organisation working in the international development sector!

Benefits to volunteering with Baptist World Aid

  • You’ll be a valued part of our Baptist World Aid family, forming and building new friendships.
  • You’ll be responding to poverty in a personal way… and achieve more than you dreamed possible!
  • You’ll gain valuable work experience in the not-for-profit sector and an insight into our project work.
  • You’ll learn and develop skills in research and research promotion
  • You’ll volunteer at our convenient, North Ryde location – just 500m from the North Ryde Metro Station or with free parking available!