There are many ways to get involved with the Ethnic Communities Council of Victoria (ECCV) such as those listed below.
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Partner with ECCV
Partner with us by co-hosting an event, project and/or a research paper. You will share in our extensive networks, expertise of community consultation and policy advocacy. Past joint partnerships included organisations such as Deakin University, Seniors Rights Victoria and Multicultural Arts Victoria just to mention a few.
Work for ECCV
Located in the heart of multicultural Melbourne, ECCV has the vibrant surroundings of the iconic Sydney Road Coburg. ECCV celebrates difference. Together our team offers different experiences, abilities, responsibilities, culture, ethnicity, language, age, gender and sexual identity, faith and thoughts. This enables us to provide the best policy advocacy to the ethnic, migrant and refugee communities. We work hard to raise awareness and provide helpful tips for our team to improve their physical, social and mental wellbeing. ECCV provides staff with training, professional development opportunities and experiences relating to public policy advocacy.
Speak My Language – Travellers
The Speak My Language (SML) program is a national initiative led by the Ethnic Communities’ Council of NSW in partnership with ethnic and multicultural councils across Australia. SML involves CALD and Indigenous Australians with disabilities, and their supporters, sharing real stories and experiences, via podcast, broadcast and online.
ECCV is looking to employ people with lived experience of disability from CALD and Koorie communities to undertake interviews with guest speakers and produce podcasts, broadcasts or videos that can provide practical tips on utilising personal skills and talents, and community resources and networks, in order to live well with disability – at home, in the community and at work or school.
Speak My Language Travellers are employed on a casual basis for a maximum 84 hours.
Speak My Language Traveller Position Description here
Please send a CV and cover letter addressing the Key Selection Criteria by email to Diana Mastrantuono, Projects Manager at firstname.lastname@example.org. Further information can be requested by phoning 03 9354 9555.
Applications for these positions close on Friday 29th January 2021.
Volunteer with ECCV
ECCV Board members are all volunteers and like most community based organisations we would not be able to function without the great work that volunteers do and the time they devote to the organisation’s governance.
Members of the Board are elected but there are still areas of involvement where general volunteers can make their mark such as being part of one of our policy committees.
All committees are tasked with monitoring the implementation of strategies, evaluating effectiveness and guiding future direction.
All committee members must be financial members of ECCV and are appointed to their positions by way of application process. All committee members are required to attend monthly meetings, community events and represent the ECCV in a respectful and professional manner.
To apply for a position on a committee, please look out for vacancies and follow the prompts. To enquire about committees, please email the respective committee contact person.
We also take on board office-based volunteers from time to time to help with supporting events or project work so if you have some skills in these areas give us a call, we’d love to talk to you.
Intern with ECCV
ECCV hopes to begin another round of policy internships in 2020.
We are proud to recognise the Wurundjeri people of the Kulin nation, as the first Australians, cultural leaders and traditional custodians of the land from which we advocate for ethnic community groups. We pay our respects to their elders, past & present.