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Street Child - Youth Advocate



Details of the Charity:

Street Child was started in 2008 to help street children in Sierra Leone who were in this situation. Our work began with a single project for 100 street children in Makeni, Northern Sierra Leone.

Since then, we have become experts in child protection and have helped thousands of street children to find a safe home and go to school.

We work to help children off the streets, away from danger and into school.

We don't believe in orphanages or any other form of centre. Instead, our dedicated 'street teams' and social workers work hard to change the lives of as many children as possible. Their 'office' is the street. They spend their time meeting and gradually befriending street-connected children - gaining trust and becoming the safe adult that is missing in most street children's lives.

Details of the Volunteering Opportunity:

Activities may include:

  • Speaking at meetings, events and schools.
  • Campaigning on educational issues and getting the word out online using social media.
  • Writing blogs/vlogs and curating content that inspires - With our help!


 

We are looking for someone who;

  • Is in between the ages of 18 and 25
  • Has first-hand experience living in a country affected by widespread poverty and barriers to quality education (ideally, this would mean one of the countries where Street Child works – Sierra Leone, Liberia, DRC, Nigeria, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, Afghanistan, Nepal, Uganda or Burundi – although any country that is affected by similar issues would also be very welcome)
  • Wants to contribute to the fight for children’s rights and education in developing countries.
  • Is happy and comfortable speaking up about their past experiences.
  • Is based in the London – or surrounding – area.

Skills Required:

  • Knowledge of social media 
  • Public speaking
  • Blogging
  • Networking

Additional Benefits:

  • Reimbursed travel expenses- Up to £12 daily
  • On-the-job training on and experience with issues relation to education, development, advocacy and sustraibibility 
  • Coaching on relevant taks such as public spaking, blogging etc
  • Hours volunteered will be recorded on your HEAR – which goes on your permanent university record
  • All hours contribute towards your Brunel Volunteers Award, which leads to an invitation to the Brunel Volunteers Award Ceremony
  • Interested? Apply below:
    Please note '*' denotes mandatory fields
  • Name
  • Have you come to study at Brunel from outside the EU
  • If you are an international student which visa do you hold?