Volunteer

Thanks for taking an interest in helping our office out.

We would like to make use of our office’s resources and networks to reshape the Gabba Ward, and wider Brisbane, for the better. We have big ambitions, but only so many hours in each day, so we are always on the look out for people with time to give.

In return our office can provide a friendly, relaxed and supportive environment where volunteers can gain skills, knowledge and experience while strengthening their own connections to the Brisbane community. And well- air-con, multiple types of tea and communal office chocolate.

Below are some volunteer roles we currently are in need of. If you feel that none of these seem to quite fit your skill set and interests please still fill out the volunteer form at the bottom of this page and our office will be in contact to discuss other volunteer possibilities.

 

 

1. Local Government Policy Assistant

 

Short description:

A volunteer who is interested in local government policy and can assist Jonno to wade through the mountains of documents presented to council. This role will entail reading policy documents, summarizing them and presenting them to Jonno in a concise, informative manner. This role would be suited to university students studying political science or other related courses.

Location: Gabba Ward Office

Hours: 4-6 hours a week

Days: Friday

Length: minimum 3 months

 

Some skills/knowledge that would help you with this role:
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Good computer literacy
  • Good organizational and time management skills
  • The ability to take initiative and work self-directed
  • A thorough understanding of the Australian political landscape, particularly of Brisbane City Council
  • A passion for progressive local government policy

 

3. Community organizer

(Neighbourhood greening events)

 

Short description:

A volunteer to organize community tree planting days or other community gardening events around the Gabba Ward. This role would involve finding locations for tree planting, contacting residents, writing emails, managing a database, promoting events (flyers, posters and Facebook events) and organizing the logistics of the day.

Location: Mixed. In the Gabba Word Office, working from home and in the community

Hours: 4-6 per fortnight

Days: flexible

Length: minimum 3 months

 

Some skills/knowledge that would help you with this role:
  • Verbal and written communication skills
  • Being able to connect to a diverse range of people in a respectful and friendly manner
  • Basic computer literacy
  • Good organizational skills
  • Basic gardening and flora knowledge
  • The ability to take initiative and work self-directed
  • Being passionate about greening Brisbane!

2. Flyer-ers

 

Short description:

Volunteers to assist our office to deliver letters, flyers or brochures for various community campaigns in the Gabba Ward. The distribution of these flyers will happen sporadically. Individuals can indicate when, where and how many flyers they are able to distribute.

Jonathan’s office staff will add you to database of ‘flyer-ers’ and will contact you via email or phone.


 

4. Community organizer

(Mass bike rides)

 

Short description:

A volunteer to organize critical-mass bike rides or other community cycling events around the Gabba Ward. This role would involve finding suitable locations for these rides, contacting residents, writing emails, managing a database, promoting events (flyers, posters and Facebook events) and organizing even logistics. It may also involve gathering information on particular cycle routes in the Gabba Ward that are frequented by cyclists yet lack adequate cycling infrastructure.

Location: Mixed. In the Gabba Word Office, working from home and in the community

Hours: 4-6 per fortnight

Days: flexible

Length: minimum 3 months

 

Some skills/knowledge that would help you with this role:
  • Verbal and written communication skills
  • Being able to connect to a diverse range of people in a respectful and friendly manner
  • Basic computer literacy
  • Good organizational skills
  • Local knowledge of frequented cycle routes and of local cafes, bars and places of interest
  • The ability to take initiative and work self-directed
  • Being passionate about cycling and sustainable transport!

 

5. Website content

 

Short description:

A volunteer who can assist the office to build and update Jonathan’s website (this one). The written content and images to add to the website will be provided by Jonno and his staff. This role will primarily be one of web-design.

Location: Gabba Ward Office

Hours: 4-6 per week

Days: Hours can be spread out over one or two days- Tues, Wed or Thurs would be preferred.

Length: Minimum 3 months

 

Some skills/knowledge that would help you with this role:
  • Experience building WordPress sites
  • Experience with similar website builders
  • Experience with CSS coding
  • Adept proof reader
  • Eye for design

Sounds great. Where do I sign up?…

 

Please enter into the form below a little bit about yourself and why you are interested in the role. No need to worry about long cover letters or formal resumes, a few lines will do just fine. Include your name, email, phone number and which volunteer role you are interested in.

One of the office staff will give you a call or email within two weeks.

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