Volunteers are the backbone of Europia.
Without their dedication, passion, enthusiasm and generous offering of time & skills, we could achieve nothing. Volunteering is multi-faceted in its importance to our society. It enriches our society, brings us together as a community, and helps keep businesses and other organizations afloat.
Not only is volunteering important because it helps to better your community, but it also helps to better you as an individual. Volunteering is a free way to feel good about yourself. The best part is that you get to share that positivity to those you’re volunteering with.
This feel good feeling is actually shown to decrease your risk of depression because it keeps you active and helps you make new, fulfilling connections. Additionally, it’s a good way to reduce the stress that may come from work or your relationships.
Roles and Opportunities Available to Volunteers at Europia:
• Interpreters: To assist at advice sessions by either coming on the day or interpreting on the phone.
• Translators: To translate text for a range of purposes.
• Admin Assistants: This position is for people who want to get more experience with the administration to help with the day to day running of the office. Desired skills: IT skills, professional communication skills in an office setting, working with programs such as Microsoft Word, Excel, Microsoft Publisher, Canva and Google Drive.
• Accounts: Bookkeeping
• Event Planners: Skills in planning events from organising the event to liaising with other organisations.
• Event Assistants: People to help set up at events, to man registration tables and to assist event attendees with necessary paperwork.
• Research Assistant: Helping to carry out research on our target community.
• Fundraising Coordinator: People who have experience with fundraising or want to get experience in this area.
• Advice Worker Assistant: This person would need to be available one Saturday a month to assist our Advice Worker at our Welfare Advice Session.
Europia is always looking for freelance workers and part-time workers.
We currently don’t have any paid job opportunities. But we encourage you to send us an email in the below details so that we have your information on file should we require paid staff in the future.
Send us your c.v to firstname.lastname@example.org with a covering letter answering why you are suitable to work for Europia. Also, answer the two questions below.
What challenges do you think European Expats face today in the U.K?
What according to you should Europia do to make a difference in the lives of European Expats in Manchester?
The types of jobs we would consider:
• Advice worker: welfare advice and EUSS advice
• Researcher: community research on Health, culture, wellbeing and poverty
• Events Organiser: organise small (up to 30 people) and large events for over 200 people
• Social media organiser: with experience of organic engagement with our audience and build our reach across Facebook, Twitter, Linkedin and other digital platforms (including our website)
• Volunteer coordinator: the experience of recruiting, training and longterm working with Volunteers. Experience with European Expats volunteers will be preferred.
Benefits of working with Europia:
• We are an accredited living wage employer: this means we pay a wage which is higher that the national minimum wage, this changes every year in October look at the current: Explaining UK wage rates
• Flexible work: work from home options
• Two weeks holiday over Christmas and New Year
• Dedicated training budget to all employees
• You will be treated with repect and compassion and we expect the same in return
Volunteer with us: We always tend to recruit from within our volunteer’s pool, this is because we get to know the person and the person learns how Europia works.
Look at our volunteering opportunities.