Opportunities: 3 positions in the Raising Voices team

Are you an advocate for refugee rights and want to help make a difference? Do you have management and organisational skills? Then we are looking for you!

Europe Must Act (EMA), a growing European movement advocating for fair and humane migration policies, is currently looking for someone to take on the roles of:

- Coordinator of the Raising Voices team.

- Outreach volunteer for the Raising Voices team.

- Content Editor for the Raising Voices team.

These are online volunteering (unpaid) positions.

Through the Raising Voices project, Europe Must Act gives people on the move the opportunity and agency to raise their voices, becoming the narrators of their own stories. All videos and audio testimonies come from the community itself - from refugees and residents in border regions of Europe, to volunteers and humanitarian aid workers. These testimonies are shared on social media.

We act with empathy, hope and passion and are united by our commitment to challenge indifference and tackle human rights abuses. We seek change on many levels by speaking up with people on the move, engaging European citizens and holding authorities accountable.


COORDINATOR

Responsibilities:

We are looking for 2 Coordinators to share the role. This will involve:

  • Facilitating twice-monthly Zoom meetings for the Raising Voices team.

  • Organising work distribution within the team.

  • Ensuring EMA’s strict Safeguarding guidelines are abided by when collecting testimonies.

  • Being proactive to make sure projects get finished on time.

  • Being the first point of contact for people inside and outside of EMA.

  • Looking for relevant training opportunities for the team.

  • Recruiting new volunteers if needed.

Requirements:

  • Previous experience managing a team and facilitating meetings is preferred.

  • Working knowledge of the European migration context.

  • Ability to work independently and in a multicultural team.

  • Time requirement: approx 4-5 hours/week for minimum 6 months.

  • Desired: Previous experience working with people on the move

The current Coordinator will provide support as you settle into the role. After the first month, you will join the EMA Coordination team and will be expected to attend weekly meetings.



OUTREACH VOLUNTEER

Responsibilities:

  • Use our existing database of contacts, and be proactive about creating new connections, to find people living in camps or working for NGOs in Europe's border regions who want to share their experiences through video / audio / artwork testimonies

  • Ensure that testimony-givers understand how their content will be used, and are completely comfortable with providing a testimony (strictly adhering to EMA’s Safeguarding Guidelines and consent forms).

Requirements:

  • Ability to form new, positive relationships in a sensitive setting with clear communication

  • Research skills: work in close cooperation with our Network Coordinator to recognise which NGOs are likely to be interested in the Raising Voices project.

  • Working knowledge of the European migration context.

  • Ability to work independently and in a multicultural team.

  • Time requirement: min. 2 hours/week for min. 3 months.

  • Desired: Previous experience working with people on the move



CONTENT EDITOR

Responsibilities:

  • Edit video and audio testimonies to make them engaging for social media

  • Add subtitles where needed (working with volunteers from the Translations team)

  • Create short texts to accompany the content on social media

  • Strictly follow the Safeguarding & Anonymity procedure to make sure content is edited to fit the requests/requirements of the person sharing the testimony

Requirements:

  • Previous experience with video/audio/image editing and subtitling

  • Previous experience with software such as Adobe Premiere and Photoshop.

  • Working knowledge of the European migration context.

  • Ability to work independently and in a multicultural team.

  • Time requirement: min. 3 hours/week for min. 3 months.

  • Desired: Previous experience working with people on the move


WHY VOLUNTEER WITH US?

  • Being part of a growing Europe-wide social movement.

  • Working and meeting with volunteers and activists across Europe and growing your network.

  • Working in a multicultural, diverse, and fun work environment.

  • Broadening your CV (a reference can be provided)



HOW TO APPLY


If you are interested in applying for the position, or have any questions, please send us an email at onboardme@europemustact.org explaining your motivation and background.