Volunteer with the AUWU!

Want to make a difference but not sure how? Do you have a few hours per week to spare?

The AUWU needs you!

Put your time, talents, and just plain perseverance to good use. Help us create a future where everyone has dignified social security and employment.

Try out an activity or project to see if it is right for you. Set your own hours. Work from home via the internet, or meet up with like-minded people. We are a mutually supportive, co-learning group of concerned citizens.

First step: click through to read our position descriptions, and contact one of our teams below. We look forward to hearing from you!

  • Advocacy Team
    Help unemployed people who need advice or are in distress. Be a part of the only national service dedicated to empowering people forced to deal with job agencies. Training provided. Positions include:

    • Branch Advocacy Officer
    • Legal Officer
    • Research Officer
    • Rights Booklet Researcher
    • Rights Booklet Editor


  • Campaigns Team
    From strategic planning to direct action, you can make a difference on these important issues. Positions include:

    • Forced Income Management Delegate
    • Job Agency Delegate
    • Newstart Delegate
    • Work for the Dole Delegate


  • Communications Team
    Write a press release, a newspaper article, or a social media post. Design a leaflet or poster. Get creative with memes, slogans, and more! Positions include:

    • Audio Visual Officer
    • Events Officer
    • Graphic Design Officer
    • Inclusion Officer
    • Media Officer
    • Newsletter Officer
    • Outreach Officer
    • Social Media Officer
    • Website Officer


  • Education & Training Team
    Develop and deliver our in-house and public training courses, info sessions, and reading group sessions. Capture and promote the knowledge base unique to the AUWU. Positions include:

    • Education Officer
    • Training Officer
    • Research Officer


  • Administration Team
    Keep the AUWU on track and running smoothly. Correspond with members and allied organisations. Attract and monitor funding. Help out with the day-to-day running of the organisation. Positions include:

    • Finance and Funding Officer
    • Grants Officer
    • Membership Officer
    • Volunteer Coordinator


(Note: volunteering with the AUWU cannot be counted towards your mutual obligations with your job agent, however we are happy to supply you with references as part of your job search.)