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!
Are you at one of these universities?
In the 2019-20 academic year, we have teams at the following Universities across the UK and beyond, but we'd love to add more to this list!
Whether you'd be joining an existing team or bringing SolidariTee to your campus for the first time, we welcome applications from anyone who wants to make a difference during their time at University.
Queens Uni Belfast
University of Law
SolidariTee Online Representative (April - Sept 2020)
Want to help out whilst you’re away from uni? Become an online rep for SolidariTee and raise money for refugee aid without opening your front door!
Online reps will use all social media platforms to help campaign, raise awareness of the refugee crisis and raise vital funds by directing buyers to our online shop. As part of an international team, online reps will be part of the SolidariTee community and have access to a range of webinars, support and online resources. You’ll also be able develop knowledge of the refugee crisis and gain creative marketing and publicity skills. If you love being a virtual rep then it will also act as a fantastic gateway to becoming a regional campus representative next year!
SolidariTee Central Team
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 is a registered charity with an international footprint, so we do require a high level of commitment from those on the national 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.
Most Central Team positions fall under one of the four teams: Communications, Fundraising, Outreach, and TeamSolidariTee (regional recruitment and team management), each of which is led by a different director. Please note all positions are voluntary.
Central Team Positions Include:
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, but as always, enthusiasm and commitment are the key qualities required.
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.
Designing SolidariTee's custom social media content; creating designs and stock to be sold.
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.
Application Information (all roles):
National Team: Applications to for Fundraising, Outreach, TeamSolidariTee, Communications Officer and Shop Manager positions on the Central Team closed on Sunday 19th April, and we unfortunately do not currently have any vacancies on these teams. However, if you would like to submit a prospective application, we will notify you when relevant positions become available.
We are currently receiving applications for the Graphic Designer and Treasurer roles - these applications will be considered on a rolling basis, so please apply early to avoid disappointment.
Online and Regional Teams: Applications for the Online Rep position are currently open on a rolling basis. Applications are not yet open for regional university campus positions (see below), but we would be delighted to receive early applications and will be in touch once we are in a position to arrange interviews.
Regional Team Positions Include:
Head Representative (October 2020 onwards)
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.
(October 2020 onwards)
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.