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Volunteer Researcher

Unpaid role, expenses not paid
Job description

Quilombo UK is looking for a Researcher to join their national volunteering team working from home. QuilomboUK is a not for profit social enterprise that challenges people to think differently and bridge gaps between communities, with the aim of building a culturally rich society, where differences are accepted and celebrated. As chosen among 160 other organizations to work in collaboration with the Home Office on the “Building a Stronger Britain together” project, you will be joining a team, which not only supports the community but also stands up to extremism in all of its forms.

By joining QuilomboUK you will be supported and guided by experienced staff and volunteers,who are willing to share their skill set and will provide you with great opportunities for development in many different areas.

* All applicants are required to fill out the complete contact details when applying for this position.


Main Responsibilities

  • Since its creation, Quilombo UK has collected a great amount of information, evidence and items through projects, fundraisers, events etc.

  • We are looking for a volunteer to find published materials related to Quilombo’s key objectives, especially cultural and racial diversity, and stereotypes in UK communities. The materials include all types of evidence, articles, journals, newspaper columns, local and global news stories. 

  • The researcher will help to collect information that can be used as an evidence base to help inform future activities, and also in exhibitions, workshops, and community events. 

  • We are looking for a self-starter who can source, collect, and share relevant materials independently. You will also be working closely with our volunteers in relevant areas such as Marketing and PR.

  • Provide written reports as and when required. To undertake additional duties as required for the role.


General tasks 

  • Contribute to staff meetings and other internal meetings with views and suggestions etc.

  • You will need to have good written skills and be able to explain concepts and projects concisely and accurately; 

  • You will be self-starting and willing to research the various projects that we have carried out and catalogue all the evidence collected

  • You will need to have good communication and team-working skills as you will be working closely with Marketing & PR and other volunteers

  • Committed to working with the community with a passion for helping others less fortunate

  • Be computer literate - a good understanding of Microsoft Word is essential and Excel skills are beneficial although support from other volunteers will be provided if necessary

  • To show professionalism at all levels and in all environments 

  • Be a strong team player


  • Committed to working with the community with a passion for helping others less fortunate.

  • Can work without much supervision


The Professional Development Programme with Quilombo UK runs over a period of 16 weeks, is UNPAID and requires a minimum of 12 hours commitment per week across Monday, Wednesday and/or Friday.

Upon successful application, our HR team will contact you to arrange an interview. Following a successful interview, we'll initiate the onboarding process by sending you the necessary documents. Once your onboarding and identification documents are received and verified, you'll be invited to a 6-hour HR and System Induction. Subsequently, you'll meet with your Head of Department or Assistant Manager for your First Day.

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Quilombo UK View profile Company size Size: 51 - 100
Posted on: 25 March 2024
Closed date: 23 June 2024 at 23:59
Tags: Administration