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AUSPARL 2024 Volunteer Registrations


25th May


Hunter Council Chamber, Kelburn Campus, VUW


Registrations Close

2 May 2024

Event Description

Interested in volunteering at AUSPARL by UN Youth Wellington? Here's your chance to be part of an exciting event that immerses high school students in the intricacies of Australia’s parliamentary system.

As a volunteer, you'll play a crucial role in ensuring this unique event runs smoothly. From assisting with workshops to facilitating parliamentary debates, your involvement will help participants explore the comparative politics between Australia and New Zealand firsthand.

Throughout the day, you'll witness students engaging in lively discussions and gaining valuable insights into how Australia’s federal system operates. By lending a hand and stepping into the shoes of parliament members, you'll contribute to the educational journey of tomorrow's leaders.

Did you know that over 600,000 New Zealanders, roughly 12% of our population, call Australia home? With trans-Tasman trade valued at around NZ$24 Billion annually, Australia is a vital international partner. By volunteering, you'll not only deepen your understanding of Australia's political landscape but also actively contribute to our mission of nurturing future leaders.

Join us for an unforgettable volunteering experience filled with learning, engagement, and meaningful contributions. It’s sure to be a UN+Matched opportunity!"

The different CA roles are listed below:

  • Speaker

  • The Speaker runs the debate for the sessions. Chairs usually are our most experienced volunteers, with a large amount of knowledge about howAustralian Parliament runs required to facilitate a lively and smooth debate. They must also be able to lead the team of CAs in their committee.

  • Clerk

  • The Clerk receives and clarifies amendments and controls the AV in the room. Clerks need to be able to work efficiently alongside the Chair (they may even have the opportunity to Chair the committee at some point!). Clerks will need to be able to use a computer efficiently.

  • Parliamentary Counsel

  • The Parliamentary Counsel is the "Google" of the house. They must be prepared to do research around the educational content before the conference, and to prioritise what amendments will be debated in order for the committee to reach a resolution. They will also be able to search up answers to questions the delegates may have.

  • Logistics Facilitator

  • Logistics Facilitators keep the conference running smoothly. Their tasks involve setting up catering, directing delegates around the venue, and keeping the venue clean. Logistics Facilitators should have good time management skills, and be able to work in a team.

  • Welfare Officer

  • Welfare Officers hold the essential responsibility of supporting the welfare of both delegates and volunteers at AUSPARL. The ability to handle sensitive issues with a caring attitude is required as all Welfare Officers must constantly be approachable for unwell, stressed or upset participants. A First Aid Certificate is required to be a Welfare Officer.

  • Photographers

  • Our photographers are essential in making our events memorable! They spend the day taking photos of the experience, which are sent to event participants once the event concludes.

What is UN Youth?

UN Youth is a non-profit organisation focused on providing civics education beyond traditional classrooms. We involve youth in critical national and international affairs through immersive workshops and conferences. We aim to inspire young New Zealanders to be active, global citizens. Global citizenship takes diverse forms, and UN Youth offers opportunities for delegates to develop their own active citizenship style.

Our work equips young people throughout Aotearoa to become informed, engaged, and critical New Zealanders, understanding their global context and the links between local and global scales. Annually, over 3000 young New Zealanders attend UN Youth events, run by more than 150 volunteers across the country - dedicating many hours to engaging youth and growing the organisation.

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