Friday, 5 June 2009

Reconcilitation Victoria bows out - with a silent vigil and a volunteering opportunity


Time is running out for Reconciliation Victoria which shuts its doors on 30 June 2009 because it has been de-funded by the short-sighted Victorian Government.

So.....there are a few things happening.  Networkers please pass on this information to all your networks.

JOIN A VIGIL TO MOURN THE PASSING OF RECONCILIATION VICTORIA

As it has become clearer that Reconciliation Victoria will be forced to close its doors due to the Brumby Government's decision to inappropriately and inadequately fund the organisation. We are calling on all supporters to be part of a silent vigil outside the State ALP Conference onSaturday, 13 June at the Melbourne Town Hall, Cnr Swanston and Collins Streets, from 7.30am - 10am.

Please come wearing black and feel free to bring a poster as a measure of your concern. We want to do a dignified protest, particularly as ALP delegates arrive. Feel free to forward this notice throughout your networks.

It's important that the State Labor Party gets the message that Reconciliation Victoria should be allowed to continue its good work.

MEDIA CONTACT: Peter Lewis, Tel: 0400 586 617

We look forward to seeing you there.

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED FOR REC VIC CLOSURE

POSITION PURPOSE

Reconciliation Victoria will be closing its doors as of the 30th of June. In the coming weeks the closing down of the office and archiving of the records will become a large part of the office activity. Rec Vic is seeking Volunteers to work with the Staff and Council members to sort through Rec Vic’s existing resources, files and documents to take an inventory and pack up for removal.

ORGANISATIONAL RELATIONSHIPS

The volunteers will work with and under the guidance of Reconciliation Victoria’s Policy Officer, Administration Assistant and Council member as well as work closely and collaboratively with all members of the Reconciliation Victoria team, including Office Co-ordinator, Events Co-ordinator and Co-Chairs.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES AND DUTIES

The core responsibilities of the position (in coordination with relevant staff), are:

·         Sort through books, DVD’s, magazines, newspapers, publications, documents, files, posters and other resources and write an inventory of what Rec Vic own.

·         Liaise with staff to determine what to archive, what to donate and what to recycle.

·         Catergorise and pack one of everything into archive boxes.

·         Remove posters from walls, empty shelves, tidy up and:

·         Prepare furniture and office equipment for removal.

 

DATES AND CLOSING PERIOD

The Archiving of resources and pack down of the office will begin this coming Tuesday the 9th of June and will continue every week day from 9.30 am– 5.30pm until the end of the month. We will need volunteers to donate as much or as little time as they can throughout this period.

 

CONTACT

Please contact Stacey Mahar at the Rec Vic office on 9662 1645 or via emailStacey.mahar@reconciliationvic.org.au to express your interest and availability.

 

This is your last chance to show your support to Reconciliation Victoria through volunteering your time as the organisation comes to a close.

 

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