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.
We are always expanding our services and run largely on the support of volunteers. As of 2019, JRS now has two spaces located in Westmead and Parramatta. In Westmead, we provide a drop-in service for our asylum seeker and refugee clients. In November 2018, JRS also launched the opening a new women’s space in Parramatta. We are currently seeking volunteers for both spaces: