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The Traditional Owners of this land are those who identify as
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples.

Sovereignty was never ceded.

ANTAR pays respect to Elders past, present, and emerging through our dedicated advocacy for First Nations Peoples’ justice and rights.

ANTAR acknowledges the responsibility of committing to a truth-telling process that promotes an honest and respectful path forward for future generations to build upon.

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Volunteer About volunteering with us
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About volunteering with us

Last edited: October 27, 2022

At ANTAR, we are busy campaigning for First Nations justice, rights and respect and with multiple campaigns underway throughout the year, we are looking for passionate supporters to lend a helping hand.

Our office is on the land of the Gadigal People and what we now know as Surry Hills in New South Wales. If you do not live in NSW but would like to volunteer in person, contact our Affiliate organisations. Alternatively, there are many ways you can contribute virtually.

We provide training and support for new volunteers – so if you are enthusiastic and motivated to support ANTAR, this is a great way to hone communication skills, learn more about the work of not-for-profit organisations, as well as our advocacy campaigns which are in solidarity and partnership with First Nations people.

Ways to volunteer

General Administration Volunteers

There are a variety of administration jobs that are fundamental to ensuring that ANTAR’s dedicated supporter base stays up to date and involved in our work. We are seeking volunteers with availability on Monday and Friday to assist with these tasks. They involve:

  • Packing and shipping orders from the online shop.
  • Contacting supporters regarding our campaigns and their involvement.
  • Website and social media updates. 
  • Answering phones and emails for supporter inquiries.
  • Online shop stock count.

Sea of Hands Volunteers

ANTAR’s iconic Sea of Hands travels all around the country to schools, community groups, art galleries and corporate businesses for events such as National Close the Gap Day (March), National Reconciliation Week late May, and NAIDOC week in July, as well as for independent events throughout the year. The tasks involved for this area include:

  • Referring booking inquiries to our relevant Sea of Hands coordinator.
  • Packing small and large Sea of Hands orders (can range from orders of 200 hands to 15,000 hands) during our peak periods.
  • Assisting in booking the delivery and return of the Hands.
  • Unpacking and cleaning (if necessary) of the Hands.
  • Sea of Hands count.

Research Volunteers

ANTAR often engages with submission papers to government and peak organisations. Other research tasks are generally related to blog posts and updating website content. Research tasks often have more rigid timelines and require the appropriate writing and research skills. Key and sub-tasks include:

  • Researching a broad range of topics and issues related to First Nations Peoples and communities.
  • Contributing to the draft of submission papers and blog pieces.
  • Proofreading and editing documents.

Festivals and events Volunteers

ANTAR participates in a number of events throughout the year such as NAIDOC in the City, Yabun Festival, and large, local Sea of Hands events. Our involvement often includes a stall with products and liaising with supporters on the work that we do. Key tasks include:

  • Contributing to the planning of ANTAR’s involvement in an event.
  • Participating in the set up, facilitation and pack up of the stall.
  • Using EFT payment processes.

To get involved, please complete our volunteer application. If you would like more information on volunteering email us or call 02 9280 0060 to speak to one of our friendly staff.

Pro Bono Interest

ANTAR welcomes interest from professional organisations offering pro bono support. If you or your company have professional services to offer please contact us with a summary of your organisation and volunteer capacity.

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