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About Nature Freedom

Nature Freedom is a not for profit social enterprise that aims to empower, inspire and connect young people aged 12 years to 35 with disabilities and/or mental health issues to nature.

Our organisation is all about inclusion, creating positive and meaningful access and opportunities for participation in the natural environment and employment for young people living with a disability and/or mental health issues.

The organisation was founded by Mathew Townsend in 2017. It is based on Mathew’s lived experiences and his belief there should be improved access and inclusive opportunities for people with disabilities and/or mental health issues to allow them to participate in nature based activities and enhance their prospects of gaining meaningful and worthwhile employment.

Everything we do is based on lived experiences and we aim to deliver quality and inclusive experiences co-designed by individuals with disabilities and the community. Nature Freedom aims to improve systemic challenges in infrastructure, landscape (natural environment) and employment barriers.

We prioritise collaboration by connecting across Industry, Government, Private and Public Organisations and Community to form strong partnerships and develop better ideas for inclusion. Despite being a relatively young organisation Nature Freedom has won several awards and accolades. We are proud to have been named the 2020 Winner of the Queensland Government’s Encouraging Participation Award at the Outdoor Queensland Awards.

 

Our Vision

A world without barriers.

Accessibility and opportunity for everyone to experience nature in a world without barriers.

Our Purpose

Create inclusion through our natural environment.

Our Mission

Provide outdoor experiences and education for people of all abilities.

ROLE 1: Inclusive Activities Co-coordinator (voluntary role)

The position is principally an administration role involving tasks such as:

  • Coordinate skills and capacity building workshops for the assigned programs (leadership, soft skills, etc)

  • Lead skills and capacity building workshops

  • Lead promotion on skills projects and programs (litter prevention, etc)

  • Develop plans with existing and potential clients/participants engaging in skills projects and programs

  • Support participants at our events (Inclusive Paddling, workshops, etc)

  • Organise and prepare activities including resources and materials

    Location(s)

    Greater Brisbane Region

    Who we are looking for?

  • Be available at least 2 days a week.
  • Hold a Blue and Yellow Cards
  • Provide First Aid certificate
  • Own a vehicle (for delivering workshops)
  • Understanding and commitment to the rights and interests of people with disability, mental health, and youth issues
  • Excellent communication skills; including being flexible
  • The ability to build relationships and liaise at all levels
  • A strong understanding of issues surrounding environmental sustainability and social inclusion
  • Excellent knowledge of Microsoft packages including Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook

Nature Freedom is a Not-For-Profit social enterprise organisation and applicants with an interest in becoming a member of the organisation in the long-term will be favourably regarded.

Remuneration: Out of pocket expenses.

Benefits: being part of inclusive community organisation supporting everybody from all walks of life. We will provide you a Nature Freedom branded t-shirt to be part of the team.

Please send us a resume and cover letter stating why you are suitable to this role according to essential and desirable criteria.

Applications close on 15th of June 2022.

ROLE 2: Marketing team member (voluntary role)

Summary

Join our amazing marketing team with an organisation that delivers beautiful nature-based activities for everybody from all walks of life. Are you seeking an inclusive experience, and want to grow skills and experience in marketing and communications? You are in a right place!


Description

Are you keen to help out a local charity to grow their customer base? We have an awesome opportunity for keen marketing person who enjoy being creative with new ideas and give back to the community.

Role responsibilities:

Strategic thinker Contemporary influencer Logo and icon Design, Graphics, SM-tiles, web, newsletter, print, digital layout expertise Adobe CC skills Canva addict Social media gun Able to expand ideas

Position start on Saturday 30th April at the team development day! Be sure you are available! 2 hours a week volunteer time – online and in-person meetings. Ongoing position.


Requirements
  • Working with Children Check
  • Driver’s License (C)
  • Covid-19 vaccination

Remuneration: Out of pocket expenses.

Benefits: being part of inclusive community organisation supporting everybody from all walks of life. We will provide you a Nature Freedom branded t-shirt to be part of the team.

Please send us a resume and cover letter stating why you are suitable to this role according to essential and desirable criteria.

Applications close on 15th of June 2022.

ROLE 3: Fundraising team members (voluntary role)

Summary

Join our amazing marketing team with an organisation that delivers beautiful nature-based activities for everybody from all walks of life. Are you seeking an inclusive experience, and want to grow skills and experience in fundraising? You are in a right place!


Objectives

Nature Freedom has a need for a focused fundraising strategy and campaign to give direction on fundraising efforts.

The overall objective of this assignment is to develop a communication and fundraising plan, including roll-out to Nature Freedom staff and volunteers.


Role duties

The duties below are an indication of the type of work that may be involved in meeting the Objectives:

  • Review existing Nature Freedom fundraising events and projects
  • Develop a communications and fundraising strategy 
  • Roll out the strategy. This will include:
  • working with Nature Freedom Volunteers and Staff, training and mentoring as appropriate
  • review website to ensure it is inline with the strategy 
  • creating promotional collateral and other relevant templates to support the strategy

Requirements
  • Working with Children Check
  • Driver’s License (C)
  • Covid-19 vaccination

Remuneration: Out of pocket expenses.

Benefits: being part of inclusive community organisation supporting everybody from all walks of life. We will provide you a Nature Freedom branded t-shirt to be part of the team.

Please send us a resume and cover letter stating why you are suitable to this role according to essential and desirable criteria.

Applications close on 15th of June 2022.