Make A Difference! Volunteer with the AUWU.

Are you fed up with Government and media bashing the unemployed?

Do you want a future where everyone has a right to dignified employment and social security?

The AUWU needs you!

Meet amazing people and get invaluable experience volunteering at Australia’s only organisation representing unemployed workers.

AUWU volunteers set their own hours, work mostly from home, and are supported by a team of coordinators. Our volunteers find helping unemployed workers deeply rewarding and appreciate being given the chance to learn new skills:

“What I like about volunteering with the AUWU is I get to try out roles I never had the opportunity to do before, plus I know my efforts contribute to making real change in the lives of Australians who are doing it hard”, AUWU member

Start your journey with the AUWU by looking through our list of vacant positions below. Simply click the group you would like to join, read more about the responsibilities of the role, and fill out a short online form to express your interest. An AUWU coordinator will contact you to discuss the roles you are interested in and help you with the training you need.

There are no requirements to volunteer, and all volunteers will be provided with a reference.

Vacant AUWU Positions

  • 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:

    • Advocacy Officer
    • Legal Officer
    • Research Officer
  • 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

Look forward to hearing from you!

AUWU Team.