Work with us.

Thank you for your interest in working with JRS! We seek volunteers and staff who share our vision of serving, accompanying and advocating for the rights of refugees, people seeking asylum and other forcibly displaced people and who are prepared for its often challenging and complex tasks.

Essential qualities of JRS staff members and volunteers include maturity, considerable flexibility of temperament and a capacity to understand refugees and their circumstances without losing objectivity. Additionally, staff and volunteers must have a:

  • commitment to training others
  • capacity for teamwork and community living
  • precise professional expertise
  • commitment to human rights, equality and non-discriminatory practices

JRS volunteers and staff may come from diverse backgrounds and different walks of life.

Current Vacancies.

SGBV Caseworker (Part time). Applications close Friday, 1 May 2020.

The SGBV Caseworker will support the Finding Safety and JRS Casework teams to meet the urgent needs of women seeking asylum and other migrants in vulnerable situations who have experienced or who are at-risk of SGBV.  The position is SCHADS 4.1 and part-time (0.8 FTE) and is contracted to 30th June 2020, with the possibility of extension. We consider being a woman as a genuine occupational qualification for this position under section 31 of the Anti-Discrimination Act 1977 (NSW) and sections 30 of the Sex Discrimination Act 1984.

Please find the advertisement here. 

Volunteering Opportunities.

During COVID-19, JRS Australia would really value the help of more volunteers in various roles surrounding our JRS foodbank that delivers food to people seeking asylum and refugees. For more details, please email our JRS Volunteers Coordinator, Jane Turner:


Thank you for your interest!

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