Help from home
RefugeeEd is run entirely by amazing volunteers! Joining our lovely team is a great way to meet new friends and make a difference. Read on to find out how you can get involved.
Fire out a tweet, give an hour a week from your desk at home, run a fundraiser or help out at events.
Share our page with your teacher friends and ask if they'd be interested in volunteering or sharing further!
Raise funds for us
From running a marathon to holding a bake-sale at work, there are plenty of ways you can raise money for us!
Because we're a small, focused charity, we have little in the way of overheads (less than 10%).
So you can be sure almost all of what you raise goes directly to where it's needed.
Outreach ambassadors give ad hoc support at events and fairs, and promote volunteering opportunities at their unis, schools or workplace.
What does it involve?
Signing up using our online form. We will then get in contact from time to time if we need help at fundraising events, stalls, talks and fairs. You can sign up as and when you have time.
Promoting volunteering opportunities in your uni, school, or workplace. Send out some emails, put up posters, hold a talk or give out flyers. We can provide materials.
Getting more involved if you like! You could organise film screenings, quizzes or other events, to help us raise money to ensure our operations can continue.
Benefits of the role
The media is not covering this crisis, which is worsening to extremes we saw in 2015-16. All organisations in Greece are struggling to get teachers to come out and volunteer. Teachers and Education Specialists are desperately needed, and your contribution will help us find them!
We have very low overheads, so you can be sure that what you raise goes straight to where it's needed. Raising just £300 in one event will be enough to support our field coordinator to stay in Greece for a full month, to ensure effective delivery of our programme!
We are small, dynamic and friendly team. Join us in London if you can for our jolly volunteer socials.
We will support and guide you with the role, and write a reference after 6 month in the post.
Skills and experience:
None required. Just a passion for refugee issues, and the commitment to give what time you can to join our community and spread the message!
Got a knack for social media? Have an hour or two free per week to help us with posting?
Our lovely comms team needs you!
What does it involve?
You will be in charge of our UK social media posting. Creating posts about events we're holding, positions that are open, refugee education news pieces, campaign updates etc. You will work with our lovely social media team in the UK and Greece.
Benefits of the role
We are currently building up our online communications profile, so it's a great chance to get involved with a growing charity.
This will be vital to helping us reach more potential volunteers and donors, so that we can support more students in Greece and beyond.
Skills and experience
You don't need to be a social media expert, but a general understanding of Facebook, Twitter and Instagram will be helpful. You will also need strong written communication skills and a sense of what makes things eye-catching.
We have a rolling micro internship programme. We are always on the lookout for talented students, graduates and career-changers.
If you want to try out your skills in a particular area of the charity sector, we can try and match you with a placement that suits your interests. We try and make sure our interns take the lead on short projects wherever possible, so that you build up valuable experience.
How long do I need to commit?
Our internships are remote, and so pretty flexible. We ask that you can commit for:
5 hours per week for 6-12 weeks;
15 hours per week for 3-6 weeks; or
35 hours per week for 2-4 weeks.
Let us know in your application what time you are able to commit to the internship.
The time required will vary depending on what area you are interested in applying for. We can discuss this with you once we receive your application.
What will I get from the placement?
The opportunity to take the lead on a project that is important to our operations, and gain real tangible experience in the charity sector.
The chance to work with our friendly team and build up contacts in the refugee and charity sectors.
The flexibility to set your own hours and work remotely. If you can commit the time, it's up to you how you organise your hours over the course of a week.
A reference at the end of your time with us.
Unfortunately due to our small size, we cannot offer payment for our internships, so this is a voluntary role. We are happy to discuss with you how we can fit this in with your existing work or study commitments.
What sort of projects might I work on?
There are many areas that you can get involved in. Let us know if there is a particular area you are interested in. For example, this could include:
Setting up or reviewing charity procedures and policies.
Devising a research project.
Writing key reports, for our governance or for donors.
Organising a one-off fundraising event or campaign.
Overseeing one or more of our social media channels, and inputting into our social media strategy.
How can I apply?
Fill in our online form with details about why you'd like to get involved, your availability and the roles you would be interested in. Email if you have any questions.
We look forward to hearing from you!
Our trustees all take an active role in the running of the charity, and are a very friendly bunch! Being a trustee is a rewarding way to make a difference, and is a great addition to a CV.