How can you help?
Call for volunteers - Federal Election campaign
There are a variety of volunteer opportunities in the lead up to the federal election. We're focussing primarily on Boothby, but there will be volunteer opportunities in other electorates. Get in touch via email on firstname.lastname@example.org, or call the office Monday, Wednesday or Friday on (08) 8210 8171 for more information and to sign up.
One of the most effective strategies in the Wentworth by-election campaign were street stalls, where volunteers engaged passerby's with friendly conversations about voting around issues of refugees. We have eleven street stalls set up around Boothby and Adelaide, starting from mid-March. You can either get involved as a volunteer on one of these stalls, or set up one of your own. Some locations already chosen included Marion and Mitcham shopping centres, Blackwood Train Station, and Parliament House.
If you want to host, let us know when, where and what location you'd like to host (preferably in Boothby). All you need to do is stay in touch with the 2-4 volunteers who will help you, and maybe bring some snacks, and we'll provide scripts and handout information.
If you want to join an existing street stall let us know, and we'll give information about what's available.
Want to hit the streets with our factsheet and scorecard in the weeks preceding the election? Let us know! We'll provide the material and a street map. You can also receive training for doorknocking.
Eyes and ears
We need some volunteers to keep an eye on Messenger Press, candidate websites, and other print and online sources to identify street corner meetings and opportunistic events. You'll then relay this information to a group of volunteers, who have signed up to attend these events.
Attend street corner meetings/opportunistic events
We'll need people to attend street corner meetings with politicians, as well as attending Fringe and Festival events to engage with members of the public. You'll be contacted by our 'eyes and ears' volunteers and asked if you can attend.
For this federal election campaign we're aiming to use a positive approach to educate the public, engage politicians, and get signatures for the Refugee Council's 'I Choose Humane' campaign – primarily by hosting street stalls. We've seen some real change in the last few months. Let's capitalise on the success of the sector and ensure politicians know the Australian public cares about refugees by hitting the streets over the coming months and engaging constituents in friendly, values-based conversations.
Our members work together to provide support, education and advocacy for refugees and people seeking asylum in South Australia. We are likeminded individuals and organisations who care about the dignity and human rights of others. Find out more about what we do and how to join.
Justice for Refugees SA is made of up committed and hard-working individuals and organisations who generously give their time and expertise. You may volunteer across a range of areas, including events, research, advocacy, administration, campaigning, communication, finance and grant writing. Whether you’re interested in organising a movie screening fundraiser or helping with a letter drop at election time, join us as a member or contact us to talk about how you can help.
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