Register of Appropriate Support Persons Volunteer (RASP) - Tennant Creek
Australian Red Cross
- Ongoing position
- Twelve hour shifts
- Join the World’s largest humanitarian network**
To provide support for young people who are required to be interviewed by police. The objective is to support these young people at times when another responsible adult (parent/carer/lawyer/case manager) is unavailable. Your role will give these young people confidence that their rights will be upheld and that they will be treated fairly during the interview and/or charging process.
This role suits someone over the age of 18 who is a good listener and is able to remain neutral and impartial within a police station. As a RASP volunteer, you will support vulnerable young people facing a stressful and foreign situation.
This program aims to assist young people to make informed decisions, ensure their rights are upheld and reduce the time young people spend in custody. Red Cross will ensure you have training, ongoing support and access to other opportunities within the World’s largest humanitarian network.
This role cannot contribute to academic credits (including required placement hours).
**Application requirements **
To submit this application you will be required to provide details for two professional references
Red Cross strives to create a safe and inclusive culture with wellbeing at its centre. We embrace diversity and welcome Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, and people with different lived experiences, abilities, gender, ethnicity, age, and sexual orientation. We are a child safe organisation with zero tolerance of any harm to children. Our vision is to be trusted as the leading humanitarian organisation making a genuine difference in the lives of people and communities.
Thank you for considering volunteering at Red Cross. We also have great career opportunities.