RAPAR is run entirely by volunteers, who, combining their skills, experience and tenacity, can do incredible things. We are currently looking for volunteers who can hit the ground running in one of the following areas:
- Fundraising: effective fundraising is crucial to RAPAR's continued success. Fundraising could take several forms; public campaigns for donations, well-publicized events, approaching organisations to be donors, writing funding bids, or - you tell us. If you have the skills and motivation to really get your teeth into fundraising of any type then we would love to hear from you.
- Casework: casework involves working directly with people seeking asylum, as well as sometimes people who have come through the asylum system and who may now be British citizens, to enable them to tackle the challenges they face and to address threats to their rights. Sometimes this also involves mounting a campaign for public support. Some experience/understanding of the asylum system would be beneficial for volunteering in casework, as well as a desire to patiently listen to the experiences of people who present to RAPAR and work out, with them, the best next step.
RAPAR is made up of a hugely diverse array of people, and naturally we welcome volunteers from all kinds of different backgrounds and experiences. If you think that you would be an effective volunteer in one of the two areas listed above then please email email@example.com telling us why and a little bit about yourself.