Reconciliation Action Plan Committee - Reconciliation Action Plan Committee Volunteer


Oxfam is committed to preventing any type of unwanted behavior at work including sexual harassment, exploitation and abuse, lack of integrity and financial misconduct; and committed to promoting the welfare of children, young people and adults. Oxfam expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment through our code of conduct. We place a high priority on ensuring that only those who share and demonstrate our values are recruited to work for us.


We promote diversity and practice equity. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples are encouraged to apply for this role.


Position Description:

In 2006 Oxfam Australia, in partnership with Reconciliation Australia, was one of eight trailblazer organisations to develop a Reconciliation Action Plan. Oxfam Australia’s vision for reconciliation is a nation where all Australians acknowledge and affirm the special place and identity of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples as the First Australians. We see the dynamic and diverse nature of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures and histories, and recognise First Peoples’ deep connections with and custodianship of the land since time immemorial.


This volunteer position seeks a passionate and enthusiastic person to be a part of the Reconciliation Action Plan (RAP) Working Group. The RAP Committee Volunteer will assist the working group with developing activities for staff, volunteers and supporters to participate in to demonstrate their commitment to reconciliation. The volunteer will be invited to attend RAP Working Group meetings and assist with monitoring and evaluation of RAP activities and events.




  • Assist in the development and promotion of activities for staff, volunteers and supporters to participate in to demonstrate their commitment to reconciliation
  • Register National Reconciliation Week (NRW) events via Reconciliation Australia’s NRW website
  • Assist with preparing annual RAP information sessions for staff and volunteers
  • Attend RAP Working Group meetings, assisting with minute taking
  • Assist with monitoring and evaluation of RAP activities and events
  • Other tasks associated with the RAP Working Group




  • Commitment to reconciliation
  • Experience in planning events/activities desirable
  • Written communication skills essential




  • Information session explaining the Oxfam Australia’s RAP
  • Introduction to Oxfam via the Volunteer Induction process
  • Introduction to all RAP Committee Members
  • Ongoing support from members of the RAP Committee


Start date: 30 September 2021            

Finish date: 30 September 2022


Days/hours per week (e.g. Monday, 9am – 5pm) Flexible, approximately 5 hours a week

Can the task/s be performed outside the office and/or office hours? Yes


Will the position involve access to financial or personal details? No



  • There is no requirement to travel for this position.



As an agency undertaking work both nationally and internationally and in humanitarian response, OAU takes its duty of care seriously to safeguard children and recognises that it must meet community expectations and the trust placed in its personnel to maintain the highest standards of conduct with children. Therefore, all positions within OAU are required to understand and comply with the Child Safeguarding Code of Conduct.


  • There is no requirement for a police check for this position.



  • There is no requirement for a reference check for this position


Qualifications Required

  • Agreement to Oxfam Policies Must be Agreed

Schedule Summary

This activity occurs between Thursday, September 30, 2021 and Friday, September 30, 2022