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Are you a student currently looking to volunteer your time and make a difference in the refugee crisis? Look no further! SolidariTee is the largest student community in the world dedicated to helping refugees.

 

We have a number of roles available, all of which can be completed remotely. None of our roles require prior experience; all we look for is dedication, hard work, and responsiveness. Our roles are divided into regional and central team positions. Read on to find a position for you! Please email teamsolidaritee@solidaritee.org.uk if you require the application form in another language.

 

Are you at one of these universities?

We have an established SolidariTee presence at 47 Universities across 6 countries but we'd love to add more to this list!

 

Whether you are joining of these existing teams or starting a new SolidariTee chapter on your campus for the first time, we welcome applications from anyone who wants to make a difference during their time at University.

Bath
Bath Spa

BPP

Birmingham
Bristol
Cambridge

Cardiff
Courtauld 
Durham

East Anglia

Edinburgh
Exeter

Geneva
Glasgow

Guildhall

Heriot-Watt

Imperial

KCL
Kent

 

London South Bank Lancaster

Leeds

Liverpool

LSE
Manchester
Melbourne
Munster
Newcastle
Nottingham
Nottingham Trent
Oxford
Oxford Brookes
Princeton
Queen Mary's

Queens Belfast

Queens Ontario

SciencesPo Menton
SciencesPo Paris
SOAS

Sheffield

Southampton
Strathclyde

Sunderland

Sussex

St Andrews
St George's
UCL
UCLA

University of North Carolina
University of Law
Warwick
Yale
Year Abroad
York

SolidariTee Central and Regional Teams

The Central Team is the heart of SolidariTee, responsible for carrying out the core activities of the charity and coordinating between regional teams across the globe. The team oversees everything from outreach and event organisation to managing our social media channels and online shop. SolidariTee Regional Teams are based at individual universities, and are in charge of SolidariTee's fundraising and awareness raising on campus. 

SolidariTee is a registered charity with an international footprint, so we do require a high level of commitment from those on the team. However, we understand that students have academic and other commitments, and all of us work remotely and flexibly. Responsiveness, the ability to take initiative and to communicate well under pressure are desired qualities, although no prior experience is needed. Above all, we are looking for a positive attitude, a strong work ethic, and a commitment to the cause.

Please note all positions are voluntary.
 

Central Team Positions Include:

Communications Officer

Communications officers will help to create content for our 3 social media channels (Facebook, Instagram and Twitter) primarily. An ability to write in a concise and engaging style and an eye for design would be beneficial, and given that much of our social media content seeks to convey complex issues within the refugee crisis in an accessible way, this role would also suit someone who enjoys research and could stay up to date with current affairs. 

Additional tasks within this team could include content creation for our website, assisting with writing press releases, and helping to curate photographs of our latest product designs. 

Regional Focal Point 
(part of TeamSolidariTee)

SolidariTee regional teams are currently operating at more than 40 universities, and are overseen by 1-2 Head Reps at each uni. Regional teams are responsible for the sale of SolidariTee t-shirts on campus, as well as for organising awareness raising and fundraising events and activities.

As an ‘RFP’ on the national team, you would be responsible for overseeing the activities of a number of regional teams, holding regular meetings with the head reps at each of these universities, offering guidance regarding t-shirt sales and rep recruitment, and supporting in the organisation of regional events. Additional tasks include assisting with head regional recruitment, ensuring all stock is accounted for at each university, and creating resources and other supporting materials for regional teams to use. Leadership experience beneficial but not required; enthusiasm, flexibility and a supportive attitude are the key qualities needed.

Graphic Designer

Designing SolidariTee's custom social media content; creating designs and stock to be sold.

Shop Manager

This role involves managing SolidariTee's online sales, customer care, conducting research into stock sales, and posting online orders. The position combines traditional stock management with direct customer support. Whilst shop managers help us ship online orders, they are also responsible for the administrative tasks including inventory management and stock taking. A degree of financial literacy would be highly beneficial, as would an interest in marketing and business - there is scope for an interested candidate to assist with market research regarding our online sales.

Fundraising Officer

The fundraising team is responsible for seeking out novel sponsorship and fundraising paths which help us to continue to be able to offer grants which support the work being done by NGOs who are fighting for refugee rights. Facilitating ticket donations from university balls, organising national fundraising events and developing partnerships with corporate organisations are just some of the campaigns to be worked on across this team, though there are many possible avenues.

This role would suit someone with excellent organisation skills and who is confident communicating professionally. Financial confidence, negotiation skills and a degree of business expertise are desirable traits; enthusiasm and commitment are the key qualities required.

Outreach Officer

The outreach team primarily focus on developing creative methods to raise awareness of the refugee crisis and the work done at SolidariTee to combat this. Previous projects have included coordinating university talks, developing event partnerships, and running school summer camps. Creativity, an ability to communicate clearly, and a passion for education would be desirable qualities.

Treasurer

The Treasurer plays a very important role within the national team. You will be responsible for updating the SolidariTee accounting spreadsheets weekly, and overseeing incoming and outgoing payments.

This also includes making sure that the accounting from events and t-shirt sales is up to date across all of our regional teams worldwide, is effectively communicated with other members of the team, and conducive to the our work in the charity sector. This role would suit someone who is highly organised with a sharp attention to detail, has a degree of financial confidence, and enjoys research based tasks. 

Postal Assistant

Postal assistants work alongside the Shop Managers and are responsible for arranging the delivery of orders from SolidariTee’s online store to customers, and ensuring that our processes are professional and streamlined. In practice, this means helping to count, package, and post or hand deliver online orders - it's a flexible and relaxed role which makes a very real difference to the overall running of the charity. For this position, organisation, communication skills and attention to detail are great assets.

Application Information (all roles):

Central Team: We do not currently have vacancies for any positions, but we welcome prospective applications, and will get in touch if positions become available and we would like to invite you to attend an interview.


Regional Team: Applications for these roles, which are based at individual universities are open now! We are receiving applications on a rolling basis at all universities. If your uni is listed above, we already have a Head Rep confirmed, but we are actively seeking applications for reps! If your uni isn't on the list, it is likely that the position of Head Rep is still available - if you would like any more information please don't hesitate to send us an email.

Online Rep: During the final term of the 2019-20 academic year, we ran an 'Online Rep' scheme so that new volunteers could continue to get involved despite not being on campus. Applications are no longer open for this scheme, but we would instead encourage you to apply for a position on the regional team! Whatever this academic will look like, our university teams will still be working together to fundraise and awareness raise.

Year Abroad Teams: Applications are open now! Please note that if you are a permanent student at a university outside of the UK, you should apply for the Regional Team positions, whereas if you will be abroad for just a semester or a single year, the YA team is the team for you!

Regional Team Positions Include:

Regional Representative

Without reps, SolidariTee wouldn’t be able to function. SolidariTee reps raise vital awareness and essential funds for refugee aid on their University campus by engaging with events, initiating conversations and selling our custom-made tees. Reps are supported by their Head Rep and the Central Team welfare and focal point network as well as our custom selling guides, and educational resources. 

Publicity Officer

The Publicity Officer is responsible for getting your  SolidariTeam on the map at your uni! This includes working closely with the other executives to publicise events, market the Tees, share important information about the refugee crisis via social media and ensure rep and student engagement on the SolidariTee facebook and instagram national pages. Other responsibilities may include designing and distributing posters and organising photoshoots for your team and their Tees! 

 

No prior experience is necessary, but this role would suit someone with an eye for aesthetics and an understanding of social media engagement. Please note publicity officers will NOT be required to create their own social media accounts for the team, but instead will be responsible for publicising through existing university and personal channels.

Head Representative 

Being a head rep means being an anchor for your team and overseeing the fundraising of thousands of pounds. You will benefit from weekly calls from the national team as well as access to our social media, our fundraising expertise and our national network of head reps.

No prior experience is required, but it is important to be responsible and committed  as you will be overseeing a large amount of stock while managing a team.

Events Coordinator

The Events Coordinator is responsible for developing and organising fundraising and awareness raising events at their university throughout the year. This role is great opportunity to have some fun whilst potentially raising thousands of pounds for SolidariTee! Past events have included club nights, panel discussions, balls, bake sales, debates, comedy nights and fashion shows. The Events Coordinator works closely with the Publicity Officer and the Head Rep to oversee each event from its conception to execution. Other responsibilities include organising termly social events for your own Solidariteam!

 

No prior experience is necessary, but this role would suit someone who is imaginative, organised and who has a passion for fundraising. 

SolidariTee - Year Abroad Teams

Want to help out whilst you’re away from uni? SolidariTee is proud to be an international movement, and we welcome applications from students everywhere. We'd love for students far and wide to join us in fighting for long-term change in the refugee crisis.Your role might be a little different to that of a SolidariTee rep in the UK, focusing more on awareness raising and events than t-shirt sales, but you'll nevertheless be part of a worldwide community and make a tangible impact throughout the year, with support from the Central Team and the flexibility to organise any events you think would work best!

To apply for any of these roles, please fill in the application form below. If you have any questions about these positions please email teamsolidaritee@solidaritee.org.uk. 
 

SolidariTee

SolidariTee is the largest student-led charity fighting for change in the refugee crisis. We raise awareness of the crisis and offer grants to NGOs and individuals working in this field.

Charity Number: 1182195

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