Volunteering Opportunities

STAR is recruiting a new Campaigns and Communications Volunteer

Job title: Campaigns and Communications Volunteer
Time: 2 days per week for 3 months
Expenses: The role is unpaid. Travel and lunch expenses provided
Location: London
Start date: January 2019

About the role
In this exciting role you’ll be be part of dynamic network of students activitists supporting a small and friendly staff team to make the UK a more welcoming place for refugees.

Each year the STAR network joins together for a week of campaigning to make a difference to the lives of refugees. In 2019 we are asking for extended family reunion rights for refugees with the #FamiliesTogether. The Campaigns and Communications Volunteer will help organise and run the 2019 National STAR Campaign Week (mid or end of Feb) and also provide vital communications support to the charity.

We’re looking for an enthusiatic and organised volunteer who has great communication skills and is social media savvy – campaigning experience is a bonus.

About STAR
STAR is a national charity of thousands of students welcoming refugees to the UK, together we volunteer at local refugee projects, campaign to improve the lives of refugees, educate people about refugees and asylum and fundraise to welcome refugees. STAR is made up of 46 groups at universities across the UK and a national team which co-ordinates and supports the groups. The STAR national team works with groups to provide training, resources and advice to enable the network to achieve the maximum possible impact for refugees.

STAR is the national charity which empowers students, refugees and supporters to take positive action for refugees by:

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

Each year the STAR network joins together for a week of campaigning to make a difference to the lives of refugees. In 2019 we are joining up with Amnesty UK to ask for the right to family reunion for refugee children who are in the UK on their own. The Campaigns and Communications Volunteer will help organise and run the 2019 National STAR Campaign Week (mid or end of Feb) and also provide communications support to the charity.

To apply:
Please read the full role description here: STAR_Campaigns_and_Communications_Volunteer_-_Role_Description_Jan_2019.doc
Please complete the application form here: STAR_Campaigns_and_Communications_Volunteer_-_Application_Form.doc

Send your completed form and a copy of your CV to the email address provided on the application form.

If you would like more information about the role please contact us.

Closing date: 9am, Wednesday 23rd January 2019