Jobs

We are always in need of enthusiastic people who would like to take a permanent volunteer role in the organization.  Unfortunately, we can't offer money, but it's extremely rewarding to see your help directly affecting the lives of refugees. On top of that, we are very happy to write recommendation letters and give out certificates about the soft skills you've acquired during the work with us if this is of help to you. We are very well connected locally and you will meet a bunch of fascinating people if you work with us.

Please note that taking on a permanent volunteering role requires you to work about 10 hours a week and that you should be able to make this time committment for at least half a year -- we want to avoid too much flux.

For specific needs, please look below for job descriptions. If you'd like to contact us about a job, please write to info@cambridgerefugees.org

Activities coordinator

We are looking for an engaged volunteer for the role of Activities Coordinator. 

CRRC supports funding for community-based hobbies, sports, clubs and activities undertaken by the beneficiaries. We encourage activities for women and children, but not exclusively. The activities coordinator will be the link between beneficiaries and community-based activity opportunities. You will be the CRRC contact for any beneficiary interested in community activities, you will actively seek opportunities for beneficiaries to engage with the communities and advertise them to the beneficiaries. You will oversee the budget set aside for these activities, and report to the Board of Trustees. 

If you would like to share your skills and interests in this area and can spare 4-6 hours per week for at least 6 months, we would love to hear from you. Please email us on info@cambridgerefugees.org.

Have you got a background in social work?

Join Cambridge Refugee Resettlement Campaign as a Volunteer!

CRRC is looking for an enthusiastic volunteer with experience in social work, the welfare system and knowledge of the benefits system and processes.
As a charity that works with vulnerable adults and children of resettled or asylum seeking families, we are looking for a candidate with the commitment, experience, connections and time to be pivotal in developing and shaping the new CRRC advice and support volunteer sub-group, alongside the existing Board of Trustees.

This group will aim to give advice and practical support to refugee families, for example by accompanying our service users to the Citizens' Advice Bureau or the job centre, or by helping to trouble-shoot when the families face difficulties with their payments. The work will be done in close cooperation with the CRRC translators and family befrienders, the focal points.

CRRC is a small organisation; therefore our volunteers play a very active role in the day-to-day running of the organisation. You would be expected to commit around 5 hours per week in addition to participating, as co-opted adviser, in the monthly Board of Trustees meetings.
If you would relish such a challenge and share our commitment to supporting refugees in Cambridge and Cambridgeshire to adapt to their new environment, to facilitate their independence and to develop and contribute to the broader community, particularly in these challenging political and economic times, then we would be delighted to hear from you.

All CRRC positions are voluntary, but they offer excellent opportunities to work alongside a committed group of volunteers and to contribute to the well-being of the local community.

To apply, please send a CV and covering letter, outlining your suitability for the role, to info@cambridgerefugees.org

Closing date: 31August 2017

Information Designer/Translator English - Arabic

CRRC is looking to build a small team of 2-3 volunteers interested in collating and designing information material on CRRC in general and the services CRRC offers to our (predominantly Arabic speaking) beneficiaries.

Background: Currently all information given to CRRC beneficiaries, not proficient in the English language, relies on verbal information. In order to ensure consistent and fair information, to spread the information to a wider community and to empower beneficiaries to be more active in taking advantage of services offered, we aim to create information material in Arabic, explaining what CRRC does and what services are provided.

This role will suit somebody

·         interested in getting to know what work CRRC does

·         with a flair to design online and paper based information material

·         interested in and with skills in customising information material to make it readable for varied levels of comprehension

·         proficient in translating written English into written Arabic

·         interested in working on a defined project with a determined end time (with the option, after completion, to continue volunteering for CRRC on                              another project or in another role, of course). 

Please, also apply if you can provide only some of the desired skills. We’ll aim to work in a small team of 3-4, so that we can complement us in our skills.


Social media volunteer
We are in need of a social media assistant who can help us take care of our twitter and facebook profiles. The role would require about 4 hours of work every week. We are looking for an individual with the following attributes: social-media savvy, passionate about helping refugees and resettling them in the UK.

What you need to know about the role:
You should be able to work independently and be happy to take on conversations on social media. Most of the work can be carried out flexibly, whenever you have time, but you should be able to come to meetings in central Cambridge about once a fortnight. You will get induction and training and will work with a wonderful and passionate group of volunteers from the Cambridge area.


Webpage project volunteer
We are in need of an webpage volunteer to take on the project of overhauling our webpage and finding a good technical solution that fits our needs. The role would require about 4 hours of work every week. We are looking for an individual with the following attributes: passionate about helping refugees and resettling them in the UK, experience with setting up webpages.

What you need to know about the role:
You should be able to work independently and be happy to talk to many different groups and organisations in Cambridge and surroundings. Most of the work can be carried out flexibly, whenever you have time, but you should be able to come to meetings in central Cambridge about once a fortnight. You will get induction and training and will work with a wonderful and passionate group of volunteers from the Cambridge area.

How to apply:
Please email us at 
info@cambridgerefugees.org with a short letter containing your name, address, phone number, and a short discussion about why you want to apply and why you are fit for the role (no more than 300 words).

We look forward to hearing from you!
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