Jobs

We are always in need of enthusiastic people who would like to take a permanent volunteer role in the organization.  Unfortunately, we can't offer money, but it's extremely rewarding to see your help directly affecting the lives of refugees. On top of that, we are very happy to write recommendation letters and give out certificates about the soft skills you've acquired during the work with us if this is of help to you. We are very well connected locally and you will meet a bunch of fascinating people if you work with us.

Please note that taking on a permanent volunteering role requires you to work about 10 hours a week and that you should be able to make this time committment for at least half a year -- we want to avoid too much flux.

For specific needs, please look below for job descriptions. If you'd like to contact us about a job, please write to info@cambridgerefugees.org

Social work volunteer

Join Cambridge Refugee Resettlement Campaign as a Volunteer!

CRRC is looking for an enthusiastic volunteer with experience in social work, the welfare system and knowledge of the benefits system and processes.
As a charity that works with vulnerable adults and children of resettled or asylum seeking families, we are looking for a candidate with the commitment, experience, connections and time to be pivotal in developing and shaping the new CRRC advice and support volunteer sub-group, alongside the existing Board of Trustees.

This group will aim to give advice and practical support to refugee families, for example by accompanying our service users to the Citizens' Advice Bureau or the job centre, or by helping to trouble-shoot when the families face difficulties with their payments. The work will be done in close cooperation with the CRRC translators and family befrienders, the focal points.

CRRC is a small organisation; therefore our volunteers play a very active role in the day-to-day running of the organisation. You would be expected to commit around 5 hours per week in addition to participating, as co-opted adviser, in the monthly Board of Trustees meetings.
If you would relish such a challenge and share our commitment to supporting refugees in Cambridge and Cambridgeshire to adapt to their new environment, to facilitate their independence and to develop and contribute to the broader community, particularly in these challenging political and economic times, then we would be delighted to hear from you.

All CRRC positions are voluntary, but they offer excellent opportunities to work alongside a committed group of volunteers and to contribute to the well-being of the local community.

Please get in touch with us at info@cambridgerefugees.org.

Closing date: 31 August 2017

Information Designer/Translator English - Arabic

CRRC is looking to build a small team of 2-3 volunteers interested in collating and designing information material on CRRC in general and the services CRRC offers to our (predominantly Arabic speaking) beneficiaries.

Background: Currently all information given to CRRC beneficiaries, not proficient in the English language, relies on verbal information. In order to ensure consistent and fair information, to spread the information to a wider community and to empower beneficiaries to be more active in taking advantage of services offered, we aim to create information material in Arabic, explaining what CRRC does and what services are provided.

This role will suit somebody

·         interested in getting to know what work CRRC does

·         with a flair to design online and paper based information material

·         interested in and with skills in customising information material to make it readable for varied levels of comprehension

·         proficient in translating written English into written Arabic

·         interested in working on a defined project with a determined end time (with the option, after completion, to continue volunteering for CRRC on                              another project or in another role, of course). 

Please, also apply if you can provide only some of the desired skills. We’ll aim to work in a small team of 3-4, so that we can complement us in our skills.

Please get in touch with us at info@cambridgerefugees.org.


Social media volunteer

We are looking for a social media volunteer to take care of our Twitter and Facebook accounts. These accounts are a crucial link between the public and the organisation and play an important role in campaigning, collecting donations (monetary and in kind), and recruiting for volunteer roles. 

You should be willing to monitor the accounts daily, in total for around 3 hours a week as required. The work can be done flexibly but induction, training and meetings will be in central Cambridge. You will liaise with other teams in the organisation to pass information back and forth. Together with the PR lead and deputy lead you will also work on a social media strategy in order to maximise our presence and give a coherent message across platforms. 

We are looking for a social-media savvy volunteer who likes working in a team. You will be in touch with many people from Cambridge and surrounding areas who want to do their bit in helping refugees -- a very heartwarming experience. You will also communicate with local stakeholder, for example politicians, via social media. 

Please get in touch with us at info@cambridgerefugees.org.


Webpage project volunteer

We are in need of an webpage volunteer to take on the project of overhauling our webpage and finding a good technical solution that fits our needs. The role would require about 4 hours of work every week. We are looking for an individual with the following attributes: passionate about helping refugees and resettling them in the UK, experience with setting up webpages.

You should be able to work independently and be happy to talk to many different groups and organisations in Cambridge and surroundings. Most of the work can be carried out flexibly, whenever you have time, but you should be able to come to meetings in central Cambridge about once a fortnight. You will get induction and training and will work with a wonderful and passionate group of volunteers from the Cambridge area.

Please get in touch with us at info@cambridgerefugees.org.


Deputy PR lead 

We are looking for a deputy lead of our PR activities to help oversee our press and political campaigning activities as well as our social media accounts, website, and other forms of external representation. 

You should be willing to work at least 6 hours a week on this project. Most of the work can be carried out flexibly but induction, training and meetings will take place in central Cambridge. You should be a great communicator with the skill to write decent copy and with an interest in local politics, PR and social media. Ideally, you have some experience in one of those fields. You will get to meet and communicate with local politicians and journalists and will learn about how national refugee campaigns function on a local level. In particular, we are campaigning for private landlords to rent houses to refugees. Training and oversight will be provided by Leonie, the current PR lead. 

Please get in touch with us at info@cambridgerefugees.org.
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