We are looking for volunteers – interested?

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Right to Remain is looking for two volunteers! 

We are looking for two volunteers to help our migration justice work. 

Right to Remain has a small team of five staff members, where each person brings unique sets of skills, experiences and perspectives which makes us an ace, dynamic team. We work very closely with each other in a friendly and fun environment, united by the ethos that underlie our work: enabling people to do things for themselves, solidarity, anti-racism, foregrounding people with lived-experience and people-power.

We are facing a massively busy year ahead of us – especially as we will be celebrating the 10th anniversary of our famous Toolkit – and would love two volunteers to join our team. We hope this is also a good way to get more people involved and interested in migration justice work. Interested? 

What are the tasks for volunteers?

  • Your tasks will be varied depending on what Right to Remain and These Walls Must Fall are doing but at its core, we would like our volunteers to help with simple, regular, social media posting (Facebook, Instagram, Twitter). 
  • There will also be some (light) administrative and logistical tasks such sending out posts, providing generic support at our online and/or face-to-face events etc. 
  • We might ask you to carry out some very basic research (looking for organisations in specific geographical areas, looking for data/information). But please note that we are not looking for research volunteers. 
  • We would like you to take part in our team discussions. 
  • If you have specific skills you think will be useful, let us know. We particularly welcome people with artistic and writing skills!
  • If you have an interest in activism, movement building, organising, migration policy, immigraton/asylum law, communications, that could be a plus too. 
  • Volunteers will also be working closely with our communications worker, who will be recruited shortly.

Where will volunteering take place?

  • You can volunteer remotely but we believe it is important that you can also work face-to-face with our staff members occasionally. Therefore, location-wise, it is helpful if you are based in London, Birmingham, Manchester or Halifax. 
  • When volunteers have face-to-face meetings with our staff members, we will cover their travel and lunch expenses. 

For how long?

  • We would like people to commit to volunteering for us for a minimum of 2.5 days a week for at least four months. This includes attending our regular team meetings (on Zoom) on Tuesday from 11:30am to 12:30pm 
  • We would like people to volunteer during office hours at least 1.5 days a week. 

Skills, experiences and aptitude needed

  • An interest in and commitment to migration justice; 
  • General office skills; 
  • Experience of using  social media and social media skills; 
  • Ability to complete tasks on time to high standards; 
  • Ability to communicate clearly in speaking and writing in English; 
  • Ability to work well in a team environment; 
  • Empathy, sensitivity, and critical thinking skills; 
  • It helps if you are open-minded, reflective, adventurous and eager to learn new things. 

You need to have access to computer and the Internet. 

To apply, please send a one page cover letter with the following information and email it to eiri@righttoremain.org.uk by 8am, 3 October 2022, marked ‘volunteer application’. We are planning to interview candidates during the week starting 3 October 2022. 

  • Why you want to volunteer for Right to Remain
  • How you meet the skills, experience and aptitude requirements
  • Several examples of tweets, Facebook or Instagram posts which demonstrate that you are capable of using social media effectively
  • Any specific skills you have you think will be useful for this volunteer position
  • Names and contact details (email addresses) of two referees 

We look forward to hearing from you. 

Right to Remain team

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