We're empowering students so that they can shape the future
Are you a student currently looking to volunteer your time and make a difference? Look no further!
Join our international community of young activists and contribute to making real change for refugees and asylum seekers.
We have a variety of roles to available, all of which can be done remotely, and are divided into central and regional team positions. None of our roles require prior experience - we simply seek to build a team of dedicated, compassionate, and creative people who we can continue learning with together.
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This organisational chart shows how our teams interact and work together. Read on for role descriptions and application details - every single role on our team is voluntary.
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 action between our volunteers across the globe. The team leads our core fundraising and awareness raising efforts, from outreach and event organisation to managing our social media channels and online shop.
SolidariTee Regional Teams are based at individual universities and other institutions, and take action on their campus through organising events and campaigns on campus, in addition to selling our custom-made t-shirts.
SolidariTee is a registered charity with an international footprint, and an important mission, so it’s important that everyone on our team works hard, and takes their responsibilities seriously. 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. Despite the serious nature of the cause we’re working for, being part of the SolidariTee team is also a lot of fun, and you can expect to make new friends and meet like-minded people whilst also trying new things and building change-making skills you can carry forward for life.
Available Central Team positions include:
Communications Officer (6+ hours/week)
The comms team is responsible for creating content across our 3 social media channels (Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter) primarily. Our team work on a range of educational posts including our infographic and mythbuster series, in addition to covering current events and promoting our SolidariTee shirts and events.
This role would suit someone who can communicate clearly, in a concise and engaging style. An eye for design would be beneficial, and given that much of our social media content seeks to convey complex issues 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.
Fundraising Officer (6+ hours/week)
The fundraising team is responsible for seeking out routes for us to raise vital funds and develop fundraising paths other than our t-shirt sales which help us to continue providing to offer grants to legal aid NGOs. In the past, the fundraising team has organised a variety of online and in person events ranging from art exhibitions to comedy shows, worked on collaborations and ticket donations from university balls and theatre shows, developed partnerships with businesses, and lauched our virtual gifts donation scheme. However, the possibilities for future projects are almost endless!
This role would suit someone creative and dynamic, with excellent organisation skills and confidence in communicating professionally.
Outreach Officer (6+ hours/week)
The outreach team primarily focus on developing creative methods to raise awareness of the 'refugee crisis', and educate people about the importance of legal aid as a long-term solution to the crisis, bringing SolidariTee's work to a wider audience. Previous projects have included creating a podcast, organising a 2-day conference, coordinating university talks, developing event partnerships, and running school summer camps. Creativity, an ability to communicate clearly, and speak to a diverse range of people with difference levels of prior knowledge, and a passion for education would be desirable qualities.
Regional Manager (6+ hours/week)
SolidariTee regional teams are currently operating at more than 60 universities, and are overseen by 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, which can range from cookery classes to conferences and yoga sessions.
As a Regional Manager on the central team (part of the 'Team SolidariTee' division), you would be responsible for overseeing the activities of between six and ten Regional teams, holding weekly calls with the head reps at each of these universities, offering guidance regarding t-shirt sales and rep recruitment, and supporting 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 is beneficial but not required; enthusiasm, organisation, flexibility, and being dependable with a supportive attitude are the key qualities needed.
Shop Manager (6+ hours/week)
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, stock taking, and managing orders to be distributed by our team of postal assistants. A degree of financial literacy would be highly beneficial, as would an interest in marketing and business - an ideal candidate would be able to assist with market research regarding our online sales.
Application Information (all roles):
Central Team: Applications are currently open for all of the roles listed above, in addition to web designer. Applications will close at midnight GMT on Friday 4th June.
Regional Team: Applications for these roles will open on Monday June 7th. You are welcome to apply for both Central and Regional team roles; we will be selecting Central Team candidates first, and anyone unsuccessful in their Central application will be considered for any Regional positions they would like to apply for, without having to resubmit another application.
If you have any language barriers or learning difficulties which would make it difficult for you to submit a written application in English, please email and we will provide a different way of applying. Thank you for your interest in joining the SolidariTee team!
Available Regional Team positions include:
Are you at one of these universities?
We have an established SolidariTee presence at 60 Universities across 10 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.
London South Bank Lancaster
University of Online
University of North Carolina
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.
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.
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.
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!