Societies | Volunteering: STAR

Although projects will be running in the 20/21 academic year they may look a little different than before due to social distancing guidelines. This means meetings and sessions may be done virtually - the volunteering team will guide you on this. 

Student Action for Refugees (STAR)

STAR is a national charity of 27,000 students welcoming refugees to the UK.

Project aim

Together we:

  • Volunteer at local refugee projects
  • Campaign to improve the lives of refugees
  • Educate people about refugees and asylum
  • Fundraise to welcome refugees

This year is the first year of STAR running at Sheffield Hallam University. If you want to help support Refugees in Sheffield this is your opportunity to get involved. As a team you will get together and plan events and actions around the following themes:

  • Building a connection between the refugee community of Sheffield and the Hallam University.
  • Raising awareness of the situation of refugees in the UK and abroad.
  • Campaigning and fundraising to improve the lives of asylum seekers and refugees in our local City of Sanctuary, Sheffield, and nationally.

We have been setting up a volunteering project called 'Invata' where we will be teaching english classes to young refugees and asylum seekers in the Sheffield area. This is a flexible volunteering role, the meeting times and days will be decided democratically by the team.

How to apply

To find out more information about this role and similar opportunities email volunteering@shu.ac.uk.

You can see more information about STAR here. www.star-network.org.uk/



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