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Volunteers for Migrant Voice’s Birmingham office

Volunteers for Migrant Voice’s Birmingham office


 Migrant Voice - Volunteers for Migrant Voice’s Birmingham office

Migrant Voice is looking for a volunteer/s to support our work in the West Midlands from our Birmingham office.

Our Birmingham office is one of the hubs of our national UK Migrant Voices for Change network. Through the network hubs we bring communities together and engage in activities to ensure migrants have the skills, confidence, tools and platforms to speak out in the media, campaign or advocate for migrants’ rights. The aim is always to create positive change for migrants, bringing about social justice and campaigning against discrimination, xenophobia, racism and unjust policies.

We would like to offer volunteering opportunities for committed individuals with a good understanding of migrant and refugee issues and the debate on migration. Excellent written, communication and people skills are important for this role. We also welcome university students or those interested in developing this area of work.

The volunteers will work closely with the Birmingham Network Community Worker and other volunteers. As part of a team, the volunteer/s will be involved in the following:

  • Support with organisational and administrative work;
  • Support the planning and facilitation of meetings and training;
  • Support our engagement with network members, and outreach to local communities to encourage collaboration and participation in our activities;
  • Help set up and run a new members’ group (e.g. women’s group, students’ group, etc.);
  • Help create content for our website and social media.

What we are looking for:

  • Knowledge of the key issues that affect migrants and refugees. We encourage applications from individuals with lived experience of the UK asylum and immigration systems.
  • Experience working as part of a team
  • Excellent people skills
  • Good computer skills (Computer literate)
  • Good administrative and organisational skills and good time management
  • Good verbal and written communication skills

What can you gain from volunteering with Migrant Voice?

  • Working within a passionate team
  • Being part of a national organisation working to make real change for migrants and their families across the UK
  • Learning from experienced communications experts, campaigners and activists from within the migrants’ rights sector and the wider migrant community
  • Gain skills in producing articles and social media content
  • Gain skills in planning and organising events and training
  • Benefit from our training, including in speaking to the media
  • Make new friends and use your existing skills and experience to benefit the community
  • Making a difference to the lives of others

Location: this post is based at our office centrally in Birmingham. Some hours can be remote.

Volunteering hours: flexible hours, 1-2 days per week (Monday-Thursday)

Duration: We are looking for volunteer/s who can join us for a minimum of 6 months

How to apply: If you are interested, please apply by December 11, 2023. Please send your CV and a short cover letter explaining why you are interested in this volunteer position. Send to: [email protected] 

For further information please email [email protected]. If shortlisted, you will be invited to attend an informal interview.

Get in touch

Migrant Voice
VAI, 200a Pentonville Road,
N1 9JP

Phone: +44 (0) 207 832 5824
Email: [email protected]

Registered Charity
Number: 1142963 (England and Wales); SC050970 (Scotland)

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