Student Ambassador

  • VO55701
  • Home-based volunteering


Description

We are seeking to establish at least one Student Ambassador in each British university who is able to represent CARA's activities by setting up a society and campaigning on our behalf. We would require the Student Ambassador to promote academic freedom through organising events to debate issues surrounding the topic, organising fundraising and awareness raising events to support CARA grantees and acting as a point of contact for our charity. The Student Ambassador would write an article or two on CARA in their student newspaper. These would also be published on CARA's website and publicised through our social media. The Student Ambassador would be provided with materials with which to set up a stall at a Freshers' Fair and to assemble a society committee which would be in contact with CARA committees at the other 95 CARA/Scholars at Risk UK University Network member universities.

Organisation aims and objectives

CARA aims to assist academics who have been, or are, or are at risk of being, subject to discrimination, persecution, suffering or violence on account of race, religion, nationality, membership of a particular social group, or political opinion, to relieve needs among them and their dependants and ensure that their specialist knowledge and abilities can continue to be used for the benefit of the public; To advance education by supporting academics and their educational institutions in countries where their continuing work is at risk or compromised, to ensure that such academics and institutions can continue to fulfil their critical role as educators for the public benefit.

Restrictions

You must be a university student.
Experience required: This role would suit students looking to gain experience in the non-profit sector or government and those with an interest in education as a human right. Good organisational and communication skills are desired, as well as enthusiasm and empathy.
Travel details: You will carry out your Student Ambassador position at your university. Travel expenses to CARA-specific events will be reimbursed.
Minimum age: 18

Support

Expenses paid: Yes
Expenses details: Travel expenses to CARA-specific events will be reimbursed.
Training details: CARA will provide an induction packet to Student Ambassadors, and give you relevant contact details within your university to help you with your role.

Last updated 3 months ago