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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: Volunteer Coordinator (voluntary role)

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

  • Assess and inform the volunteer requirements of the organisations (day to day and during special events).
  • Coordinate and assist in recruiting the organisations volunteers.
  • Select and allocate volunteer roles.
  • Conduct volunteer inductions and orientations.
  • Assist in the development of volunteer rostering.
  • Identify and coordinate volunteer education and training opportunities (i.e., Blue Cards).
  • Develop and implement volunteer rewards and recognition.
  • Provide updates to the team regarding volunteer matters.
  • With the organisations Treasurer, reimburse all volunteers with any out-of-pocket expenses; and
  • Manage and maintain volunteer record

Location(s)

Brisbane

Essential

  • 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
  • Excellent communication skills; including being flexible
  • The ability to build relationships and liaise at all levels
  • Project management experience
  • A strong understanding of issues surrounding environmental sustainability and social inclusion
  • Excellent knowledge of Microsoft packages including Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook

Desirable

  • Personal or family experience of disability
  • Previous experience in the community services sector
  • Passion in outdoor and environmental activities
  • Business development skills – ability to develop, promote, expand, and run the workshop programs

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.

For further information please contact Mathew Townsend at info@naturefreedom.org.au

Applications close on 30th January 2022 9am. Interviews start immediately.

ROLE 2: 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 30th January 2022, 9am. Interviews start immediately.