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.

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Share our page with your teacher friends and ask if they'd be interested in volunteering or sharing further!

From a bake-sale to a marathon, there are loads of ways you can help!

Raise funds for us

For teachers to spread the word in schools and raise funds.

Schools Ambassador

One-off support with fairs, stalls and fundraising events. Spread the word in your uni, community or workplace.

Outreach Ambassador

Help us build our online community and to share what we are up to

Comms Coordinator

Take the lead on a specific project and try out your skills.

Internships

Join our board, oversee the workings of our charity and make sure we're operating responsibly.

Trustee positions

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.

 

Get started:

Schools Ambassador

Schools Ambassadors give a few hours per term to reach out to teachers who may be interested in volunteering abroad, and organise a fundraising event in school.

What does it involve?

 

  • Using your networks of teachers (e.g. through schools, unions, teacher training universities, federations or trusts), to let people know about the opportunity to volunteer in Greece.

  • This may involve: organising and delivering a 5 minute presentation during INSETs at local schools,or during other meetings; giving out flyers; social media posts; contacting other teachers you know.

  • Organising at least 1 fundraiser in your local school or community. This could be a simple bake-sale, non-uniform day, or sponsored event. You can organise it yourself, or use our teaching resources to teach about the refugee crisis, and support your students to organise the event.

  • The role will involve a time commitment of 4-8 hours per month for 6 months + . We know teachers are busy so you can spread these hours out however you need.

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 role 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:

  • This role will suit a teacher, or someone who knows the schools system, and has a network of schools and teachers that they can reach out to.

  • Determination and self-motivation. You will make your own plan for who to target and how to get the message out, and organise your fundraiser.

  • Strong communication skills. You will be doing presentations at schools and events, and promoting our work to diverse audiences.

 

How to apply:

If you are passionate about improving the quality of education for refugees and want to be involved in growing a fresh new charity, we would love to hear from you. 

Fill in our application on the link below to apply:

 
 

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!

Outreach Ambassador

 

Comms Coordinator

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. 

Interested?

 

Internships

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 info@refugeeEd.com if you have any questions.

 

We look forward to hearing from you!

 

Trustee positions

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.

 

Follow us on facebook and twitter to hear about our latest openings, or check for latest roles on CharityJob.