Work With JRS
JRS seeks volunteers and staff who share its vision of accompanying refugees and who are prepared for its often challenging and complex tasks.
JRS volunteers and staff may be lay persons, Jesuits or members of a religious congregation.
JRS seeks specialists in education, counselling, rehabilitation, training, management and related fields.
There are also needs for people with technical skills, especially in communication, law, agriculture and small-scale development work.
What qualities does JRS require?
In addition to the obvious desire to serve refugees and asylum seekers, maturity, considerable flexibility of temperament and a capacity to understand refugees and their circumstances without losing objectivity, these five qualities are essential in JRS staff members and volunteers:
- commitment to training others
- capacity for teamwork and community living
- acceptance of a simple lifestyle
- openness to sharing in a faith journey
- precise professional expertise
JRS is always expanding its services especially at Arrupe Place where we provide a drop-in service for asylum seeker and refugee clients.
The office largely runs on the support of volunteers, and as such, we will be looking for people to fill the following positions: