Volunteer Events Assistant TAS

Stroke is one of Australia’s biggest killers and a leading cause of disability amongst adults. There are approximately 50,000 new and recurrent strokes each year in Australia with one occurring every 10 minutes. Stroke affects people of all ages but predominantly occurs in the elderly.

The Stroke Foundation is a national not-for-profit organisation that works with stroke survivors, carers, health professionals, government and the public to reduce the impact of stroke on the Australian community.  Our mission is to stop stroke, save lives and end suffering.   We are the voice of stroke in Australia. 
Our Values of Courage, Excellence, Compassion, Integrity and Leadership are an integral part of our culture, brand and positioning, and inform our decisions and behaviours in our dealings internally within the organisation, and externally with our stakeholders. 

About the program:

The state office team is part of a national team that aims to raise the profile of the Stroke Foundation to increase support for our activities across the community.  A major component of this program is to develop and build partnerships with individuals and organisations state-wide to build participation in Stroke Foundation programs.

A key component is stroke prevention and awareness activities. StrokeSafe presentations are offered free of charge across Australia to increase community awareness of what stroke is, how to reduce stroke risk, how to recognise the signs of stroke (using the FAST test) and what services are provided by the Stroke Foundation. StrokeSafe presentations are conducted by professionally trained volunteer speakers.   Key events during the year Include Australia’s Biggest Blood Pressure Check and National Stroke Week.

What the role involves:

Supporting the Community Engagement Coordinator, you will be the link between health professionals, community groups and our volunteer team to make StrokeSafe presentations and events happen:

  • Respond to enquiries for StrokeSafe presentations 
  • Data entry of bookings relating to StrokeSafe presentations 
  • Liaise with volunteer speakers to confirm availability and bookings
  • Liaise with health professionals, community groups, corporates and volunteers to facilitate engagement in key events including Australia’s Biggest Blood Pressure and National Stroke Week
  • Assist in events planning and logistics 
  • Assist with co-ordinating Volunteer training and other volunteer events
  • Assist with administration tasks as requested

Your background, skills and experience:

You will be a customer-focussed person who enjoys working in a team office environment.

Specifically, you will have:

  • Highly developed administration, organisation and time management skills
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Attention to detail
  • Ability to use Microsoft packages including Outlook (email), Word and Excel
  • Helpful and courteous manner
  • Ability to work in a team or independently

Application process

Please clink apply now and completed the expression of interest. Any enquiries regarding the role, please contact Megan Werner (Volunteer Program Coordinator) or Suzanne Larsson (Volunteer Program Coordinator) on (03) 9918 7220. 

The Stroke Foundation embraces cultural diversity and strongly encourages suitably qualified people from all cultural backgrounds to apply.

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