Volunteering Opportunities

STAR is looking for two new Trustees!

STAR’s work and strategy is overseen by a voluntary Board of Trustees. We are currently seeking two new members of this Board:

1) A Trustee with experience of in the field of Human Resources, preferably currently working in the HR

2) A Trustee with strong understanding of budgeting, forecasting and reporting financial information to decision-making boards (in addition you should be a qualified accountant (ACA, ACCA or CIMA), ideally with a good working knowledge of the Charities SORP (FRS 102))

We are especially interested in receiving applications from refugees and others who have had direct experience of the UK’s asylum system. We are able to meet travel costs associated with attending Board meetings.

How to apply: for more details, or to apply, please email [email]staradmin@star-network.org.uk[/email]

Deadline for applications: 9am, 10th August 2018

Information about STAR

STAR is the Student Action for Refugees (STAR) is a small charity with national reach. Our vision is to create a country where people who have been forced to seek refugee protection are welcomed and supported to build happy and successful lives together with us. We have a membership of 27,000 students who are part of the 46 STAR student union societies at universities and colleges across the UK.

Our work is focussed on welcoming refugees to the UK by empowering university students, refugees and supporters to take positive action for refugees by:

• Volunteering to support refugees and asylum seekers in the community
• Campaigning to change policies which adversely affect the lives of refugees and asylum seekers
• Educating people about asylum in the UK

We have created hugely successful volunteering programmes which see over 1,500 students supporting 65 partner projects across the UK to deliver vital services to over 4,000 refugees and asylum seekers. Our 16 English Conversation Clubs alone serve 1,000 of learners each year. We deliver training to over 1,400 student leaders annually, enabling them to mobilize fellow students to educate their peers about refugees and asylum. Through this work over 30,000 students learn about asylum through films, plays and other events

Our Equal Access campaign on access to higher education has seen the creation of scholarships for refugees and asylum seekers at over 56 universities and most recently succeeded in ensuring 20,000 Syrian refugees who arrive through a resettlement scheme are now granted refugee status instead of humanitarian protection, giving them immediate access to university.

STAR has offices in London and currently employs the following staff: CEO, Deputy Director, Student Network Co-ordinator, Fundraising Manager, Administrator (part time), Access to University Co-ordinator (part time) and 5 ESOL tutors working in the regions on consultancy contracts to support our Conversation Clubs.

All volunteering opportunities with the STAR national office are advertised on this page.

If you have a query about volunteering please contact Emily Crowley