Volunteer

Become a Trustee at BRR

We are seeking new Trustees

BRR is looking for dedicated and enthusiastic people with lived experience of the asylum system to join our Board of Trustees.  You can apply for this role at any time.

We are looking for people who have direct experience of seeking sanctuary, being an asylum seeker or refugee and who can bring the following knowledge/skills to the Board of Trustees:

·      Child Protection/Safeguarding

·      Media/social media/PR

·      Service user / lived experience engagement

The role is voluntary, however you will gain valuable experience in the charity sector and have an opportunity to make a difference to the lives of refugees and asylum seekers in Bristol.  You will be providing strategic support to a committed group of staff and volunteers and be part of a leading organisation making positive change.  Applicants should be committed to trying to improve the situation for refugees, asylum seekers and migrants.  It would also be useful if you had experience of working for a charity or being on a charity Board of Trustees.

We believe BRR is a great place to be a volunteer trustee.  You can find out more about what it’s like to be a BRR Trustee by watching our Chair’s video.

Trustees must have an adequate level of English to be able to read the papers and participate in meetings.  Trustees will be required to become a Legal Member of BRR.

A full role description and more information about being a trustee for BRR is available in the Application Pack.

Bristol Refugee Rights (BRR) is committed to safeguarding all the children, young people and vulnerable adults that we come into contact with.  Trustees are required to undergo a DBS check.  You can read more about our approach to safeguarding on our website.

If you would like to apply to become a Trustees, please submit an application explaining your reasons for wanting to join the Board and what you will contribute to   (We are happy to accept applications in whatever form works for you e.g. CV and covering letter, video – for further information about this, please look at the Application Pack).

If you need any support with your application, please contact sally@bristolrefugeerights.org

Volunteer With Us

We are not currently recruiting for other volunteer positions, but please express your interest through the form below for the next time we open recruitment.