International Overdose Awareness Day (IOAD) Administrator
(3 positions – volunteer)

Casual – 2 to 6 hours per week

Applications are sought from motivated people who are able to travel to our office in Carlton in Melbourne to pack and distribute awareness day badges to support events around the world as part of International Overdose Awareness Day (IOAD).

IOAD is an important day where we take the time to acknowledge the grief of those that have lost a loved one or who have had a loved one injured because of overdose.

Maybe you have lost a loved one through overdose and are looking for a way to make an active contribution to help spread the word that overdose is avoidable – or perhaps you are a community minded person who would like to help us make a difference. Whatever your motivation these volunteer roles are each a unique opportunity to help make a difference to affected families and friends across the globe.

Ideally you can make an initial time commitment of at least 2 (two) hours every week starting from early March, 2017 with the role ramping up to 6 (six) hours per week from mid July right through to International Overdose Awareness Day on August 31, 2017.

You will receive, check and pack badge orders and ensure that badges are ready for dispatch through a courier. Ideally you have strong people and customer service skills and the ability to maintain simple records using a computer.

In 2016 our efforts to raise awareness about International Overdose Awareness Day led to unprecedented demand for awareness badges – particularly in the 6 weeks leading up to the day. This year we are working to make the day even bigger, with increased demand for IOAD badges.

If you would like to learn more about what is involved please read the position description below.

For those that have the time and the commitment to volunteer we offer an opportunity to become a respected part of our volunteer and paid worker team.

Position Description

For more information please contact:

Jo Gillard
Penington Institute
95 Drummond Street,
Carlton, Victoria, Australia
+61 3 9650 0699