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 commitment 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

Volunteer newsletter writer


We are looking for a well-organised, enthusiastic and committed volunteer to write and distribute our monthly newsletter. The newsletter is shared with our growing base of supporters and volunteers and we use it to inform them about our work, impact, projects, opportunities and anything else that is relevant to our cause. We ask for a commitment of at least 4-6 hours a week. Most of the work can be carried out flexibly, whenever you have time, but we ask that you are able to come to meetings in central Cambridge about once a month.


The role involves:

  • Assisting in the development of our newsletter marketing strategy; 
  • Collecting and/or creating engaging content; 
  • Designing the layout; 
  • Distribution and record keeping.
Skills required: 
  • Proven editing and writing skills; 
  • Ability to write clear, structured and articulate content; 
  • Excellent organisational skills and ability to meet deadlines; 
  • Attention to detail; 
  • Familiarity with online tools, mainly Google Apps; 
  • Experience working in a similar environment or role would be ideal but is not necessary as training will be given. 
In return, you’ll get an opportunity to: 
  • Develop your organisational, communication, research and editing skills; 
  • Gain experience of developing original content; 
  • Meet a wonderful and passionate group of volunteers from the Cambridge area; 
  • Make a real and significant difference to the lives of refugees. 
Please get in touch with us at info@cambridgerefugees.org.



Ad-hoc volunteers


We are looking for volunteers that will be willing to help out on as-needed basis. Apart from the regular roles at CRRC, we are often in need of volunteers to carry out one-off or temporary tasks, such as sorting through donations and delivering them to families, looking after children during English lessons or replacement teaching when one of our English tutors is unavailable. If you'd like to show your support during this ongoing refugee crisis but cannot commit yourself on a regular basis, why not sign up to our ad-hoc register. Whenever we have a one-off or temporary task, we will email all ad-hoc volunteers and you can either agree to take it on or let us know that you're unavailable at that time. We will not remove your details from the register unless you instruct us to do so, and we will contact you whenever a job becomes available. It is then entirely up to you what you do, without it affecting your status as a volunteer.


Please get in touch with us at info@cambridgerefugees.org.


Recruitment coordinator


We are looking for a well-organised, enthusiastic and committed volunteer to act as a Recruitment Coordinator. You will be required to work closely with various CRRC teams (e.g. English teaching, Translation, Education, Donations, PR, and many more) and the Volunteer Coordinator (who will be your main contact). We ask for a commitment of at least 4-6 hours a week. Most of the work can be carried out flexibly, whenever you have time, but we ask that you are able to come to meetings in central Cambridge about once a month.


The role involves:

  • Consulting with CRRC trustees to understand volunteer requirements and role objectives

  • Writing and posting job descriptions on volunteering websites, social media, and other targeted audiences

  • Evaluating and screening applications

  • Arranging interviews/informal talks with candidates

  • Informing candidates of the outcome

  • Developing and maintaining relationships with local volunteer and community groups


Skills required:

  • Excellent communication and organizational skills

  • Ability to prioritise and complete tasks within deadlines

  • Familiarity with online tools, mainly Google Apps

  • Experience working in a similar environment or role would be ideal but is not necessary as training will be given


In return, you’ll get an opportunity to:

  • Develop your organizational and communication skills

  • Gain experience of the hiring process from beginning to end

  • Meet a wonderful and passionate group of volunteers from the Cambridge area

  • Make a real and significant difference to the lives of refugees


Please get in touch with us at info@cambridgerefugees.org.



Social work volunteer

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.

Please get in touch with us at info@cambridgerefugees.org.

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.

Please get in touch with us at info@cambridgerefugees.org.

Deputy PR lead 


We are looking for a deputy lead of our PR activities to help oversee our press and political campaigning activities as well as our social media accounts, website, and other forms of external representation. 

You should be willing to work at least 6 hours a week on this project. Most of the work can be carried out flexibly but induction, training and meetings will take place in central Cambridge. You should be a great communicator with the skill to write decent copy and with an interest in local politics, PR and social media. Ideally, you have some experience in one of those fields. You will get to meet and communicate with local politicians and journalists and will learn about how national refugee campaigns function on a local level. In particular, we are campaigning for private landlords to rent houses to refugees. Training and oversight will be provided by Leonie, the current PR lead. 

Please get in touch with us at info@cambridgerefugees.org.
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