We Belong are Recruiting for our Core Group!

Young change-makers! Are you interested in becoming a Core Group member of We Belong? 


Calling ALL Changemakers!


Apply for the We Belong Core Member Volunteering Role! 


Are you 16-25 years old and interested in social change? We are looking for volunteers to join our Core Group of campaigners who will work alongside us to develop social change projects, join outreach within the community and create an open dialogue with policymakers. We will also work closely with you to develop your skills through a range of tailored and group training activities.  

Primary Location: London 

Duration: 1 year (renewable terms) October 2021 start 

Time Commitment: You are expected to commit a maximum of 4 hours per month (2 days where we have monthly meetings, our gathering, and Core Group meeting). If you are a student, we are flexible, we want this volunteering role to suit your schedule. 

Reporting to: Kimberly Garande, We Belong Outreach Officer 

Payment: The role is mainly volunteering however for co-production and co-facilitation work We Belong pay the London Living Wage.  


A little bit about us: 

We Belong is an award-winning migrant youth-led organisation, campaigning for the rights of young migrants, developing young leaders by providing advice, support, and training. Once empowered, we work closely with young migrants to create a strong counter-narrative to the UK’s hostile environment by advocating for reform within the UK’s immigration system. With only 5 members of staff, the We Belong team have managed to support over 1,500 young migrants around the UK.  

We have successfully change student finance policies to ensure equal access to higher education and work closely with educational institutions to raise aspirations. We engage the youth voice and have given evidence in UK Parliament highlighting the changes that need to be made.  

Our Values:  Boldness, Integrity, Lived Experience, Empathy, Justice  

Now it’s your turn to take a stand. 


What would the experience of being a We Belong Core Member involve? 

  • Being pro-active with sharing ideas and feedback 

  • Chairing meetings  

  • Organizing events 

  • Developing and using creative skills to share our message to wider audiences through research, podcasting, video creation, editing etc. 

  • Blog writing  

  • Using your activism voice in our political campaigns 

  • Reaching out to and working with Members of parliament 

  • Growing as part of a community of change-makers with other young people 

  • Conducting interviews 

  • Co-producing and co-presenting to other young people, schools, and universities 


What do you get? 

An unmissable chance to lead and decide on a topic that interests you in campaigning. You will play an important role in shaping We Belong’s campaign strategies in education and immigration work. You will be supported by the We Belong team through workshops and one to one catchup to develop the skills you want. At the end of your volunteering year, you will have the chance to be provided with a reference for any future work you undertake and the potential to be nominated for our esteemed annual youth awards. Other incredible perks include: 

  • Development of leadership skills- Free spot on our Emerging Young Leaders Programme- CPD Accredited;  

  • Development of varied desirable CV skills such as communication, public speaking and writing;  

  • Payment to value your expertise and time, this might be cash payments or through vouchers;  

  • Ability to influence policy and improve outcomes for young people;  

  • Long-lasting friendships and meeting other young people who have similar immigration experiences;  



  • Having an interest in social change 

  • A desire to act and make change happen 

  • You want to learn and work as part of a team. 

  • You are trustworthy and reliable 

  • Have experience of the UK immigration system and not having settled status 

  • Attend workshops and training sessions led by We Belong’s Outreach Officer. 


How can I apply?

To apply, please complete this application form Thank you!

16 Sep 2021