Work with us

Diaspora Action Australia’s team is committed to peace, development, and the protection of people’s human rights. We are looking for skilled volunteers who are passionate about our work to support diaspora community organisations. We offer a supportive work environment for people of all backgrounds. 

"During my experience I have learnt how to engage with the community and about project design... 
Diaspora Action Australia is unique in its approach and provides a workplace where all volunteers are able to share experiences and develop their professional skills."


Zawadi Nguma, Volunteer


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DAA is a proud member of Volunteering Victoria. They represent, support and advocate on behalf of the Victorian volunteering community. 

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Why we need you

Volunteers are the backbone of our organisation. Committed, passionate volunteers keep our organisation alive and ensure continuous evolution in how we function. Each volunteer has the chance to make a difference and contribute to our vision of an Australia where diaspora communities from countries in war and conflict have a strong voice and the power to promote change and improve peace, development and human rights in their country of origin.


What volunteers do

We aim to make sure that volunteering with Diaspora Action Australia is enriching and productive. Our volunteers work in four teams: Resource Mobilisation (fundraising events and grant writing), Community Engagement (capacity building of diaspora organisations), Communications (website, social media and more), and Administration/IT (ensuring smooth operation of office functions).

We are always looking for skilled and passionate people; scroll down for our current volunteer vacancies, or register your interest in future volunteer opportunities by contacting us. People with international development or community development experience, activist backgrounds and refugees and migrants from countries experiencing conflict/humanitarian crises are especially encouraged to apply. 


Working with Diaspora Action Australia


Occasionally we are able to offer paid positions at Diaspora Action Australia. Any paid positions will be clearly marked below.


Position: Community Engagement Coordinator (Paid Position)

The Community Engagement Coordinator will manage DAA’s community engagement program and will be responsible for the overall coordination of the community engagement volunteer team. The position will include direct implementation of projects with refugee and migrant communities, particularly workshops and capacity building, as well as supporting and directing volunteers to work with community groups.

The Community Coordinator will work closely with the Director and volunteers to support the operations and strategic direction of DAA. 

Further details area available here.

Volunteer Opportunities Available:


Position: Annual Report Editor (volunteer )

Team: Communications

Position Description: click here to learn more


Position: Web Developer & Manager (volunteer)

Team: Communications

Position Description:click here to learn more


Position: Conference Coordinator (paid position)

Reports to: Diaspora Learning Network (conference organising committee)

Position Description: click here to learn more