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We're looking for volunteers

Voice ESEA is an award-nominated non-profit, volunteer-led group striving for equity and inclusion of ESEA (East and Southeast Asian) people in the UK.


Our achievements include:

  • Gathering 22,000 signatures in the UK on a petition to the UK government asking them to fund additional support for victims of COVID19 racism and anti-racism programmes,

  • Leading discussion on ITV News and a documentary on Channel 4, using our collaborative FOI research on the increase in anti-Asian hate crimes reported to the police,

  • Shaping a university module at the University of Surrey and speaking at organisations such as Salesforce.

  • We have also worked with charities such as Glaucoma UK and LGBT Foundation and

  • Been awarded grants for ESEA community development projects by Manchester Pride and Lush.


Our commitment to ED&I (equity, diversity and inclusion)

We want our team to reflect the communities we work with and therefore strongly encourage applications by anyone who identifies as ESEA (East and/or Southeast Asian) and most especially those who are of non-Chinese ethnicity.

As our work grows we also want to celebrate the diversity and intersectionality within our community and team and so also encourage applicants who additionally identify as having other protected characteristics.


Furthermore, if you require any assistance either during the recruitment and onboarding process or when working with us, please let us know and we will do our best to help and make volunteering with us more equitable, accessible, inclusive and supportive.



Volunteering with us

We do not have fixed or minimum hours we ask you to spare each week and we are flexible around what your potentially changing capacity is. However, we strongly understand the need for a good work-life balance, even when volunteering, so encourage you to put your wellbeing first and we will be empathetic and compassionate should you not be able to do something or wish to take a step back. This is as long as you are open to keeping your line manager and the rest of the team informed if any changes mean you are unable to commit to tasks or projects you have volunteered for or been assigned so they can reevaluate priorities and delegate tasks to other team members if necessary. This will be discussed further during onboarding so that we can manage volunteers and their availability more effectively.

Team Vacancies
Please email in your:
- CV, LinkedIn + 3 reasons why you'd be perfect for this role

At Voice ESEA there are three main strands of work which make up what we do: research, education, and events. Our events themselves vary from webinars and film screenings to community-specific group activities and larger scale festivals. Our Events Assistants will be helping our Head of Events plan, put on and promote our various offerings throughout the year.


- Coming up with new ideas for different events we can hold or work with others on - Liaising with individuals, organisations and sister ESEA groups to collaborate on some events - Researching and contacting venues as well as other suppliers such as food vendors, partners, performers, or anything or anyone as necessary - Filling out risk assessments and applying for public liability insurance if needed - Attending and helping out at the events (setting up, packing down, networking with attendees, etc.) - Helping to create content to promote the event - Assisting with the evaluation of events so that we can improve future ones


a) Essential criteria - Based in either London or Manchester as this is where the majority of our in-person events currently take place - Organised, timely, pro-active, creative and full of ideas - Available and willing to join on a permanent basis or for ad-hoc events b) Desirable skills and experience - Events organisation experience - Experience working with other people and organisations to put on events or collaborate on projects - Graphic design skills (we currently use Canva) - Experience working with budgets

We are looking for a Graphic Designer who can help shape and evolve Voice ESEA’s visuals and brand identity on our website, social media channels and in physical marketing materials.


- Evaluating our current branding and finding ways this can be refreshed or improved - Working with the marketing and events teams to help create content based on the new brand direction - Creating templates these teams can use in the future - Working with the Director to implement the new and improved branding on our website


a) Essential criteria - Proven skills and experience in graphic design, branding and content creation - Can use Canva and other design tools you are comfortable with - Able to work to tight deadlines, efficiently and on multiple tasks, both big and small - Available and willing to join on a permanent basis to help grow and improve Voice ESEA’s brand and content b) Desirable skills and experience - Website development experience could be beneficial - Photo editing skills

One thing we lead the way in at Voice ESEA is working with non-ESEA charities and organisations looking to partner with us to improve and expand their work with the ESEA community. Examples currently include Glaucoma UK and LGBT Foundation, whereby we will be looking to help them reach wider ESEA audiences to raise awareness and promote their services to. This role will be taking ownership of reaching out to and fostering new partnerships and working with current ones alongside the team members who manage these relationships.


- Finding ways we can work with our current partners to assist and amplify their campaigns or fulfil their goals of connecting with the ESEA community - Liaising with our current contacts and working with the Events team to either organise events in collaboration with them or attend their events as a Voice ESEA representative - Reaching out to potential new charities, organisations and individuals with whom we could work with or help - Helping Voice ESEA build and strengthen its reputation as a go-to ESEA organisation for others to want to work with


a) Essential criteria - A proactive thinker and doer working to your own initiative and highly organised - Able to manage and work with several contacts and organisations at the same time, whilst tying that in with other areas of our work such as events and data research - Comfortable attending, leading and summarising meetings with partners when required - Passionate about improving equity and inclusivity for ESEAs - Available and willing to join on a permanent basis to help grow and improve Voice ESEA’s partnerships and mission, however ad-hoc will be considered if possible b) Desirable skills and experience - Previous corporate partnership experience would be beneficial - Event organisation skills would be good to have in order to assist the Events team if needed

We are looking for skilled photographers and videographers to help document as much of what we do as possible. Much of this will be at events but over time may branch out into our lines of work where we need images and videos. For these, we are ideally looking for people who can be photographers and videographers and are either based in London or Manchester (or nearby) to attend where most of our events are currently held and will be for the time being. One in each city or area would be preferable.
Please add your portfolio in your application.


- Attending our events and capturing as much of the activity on camera, both photography and video (on both phone and digital camera) - Choosing the best images and footage and editing them, uploading them to our Drive for us to use in the future


a) Essential criteria - Proven photography and/or videography skills using both phone and camera (please have your own to use) - Editing skills to improve image and video quality, etc. - Able to shoot to different styles and for different purposes (for example, candid, posed, glossy, etc. and for events, professional, for printing materials) - Available and willing to join on a permanent basis if possible or for ad-hoc events b) Desirable skills and experience - Having event photography skills would be great - Content creation skills for both images and videos (for example, for reels and TikToks) would be beneficial but not essential - Organisational skills as evidenced through past events would help if the Events team need assistance

As we continue growing we want our reach to be widened too within the media. The PR Assistant will help us pitch ideas to media publications and get Voice ESEA’s name out there as a group doing great things. This will start with work on our latest and biggest project to date - Yellow Peril Awareness Day. YPAD will take place on 6th May annually and this is our first year launching it. With it we aim to educate people on the moments in British and global ESEA histories that have long been forgotten, unacknowledged or not widely known about.


As a PR Assistant we need your help contacting the media and encouraging them to talk about YPAD, amplifying our work and getting the general public - both ESEAs and non-ESEAs alike - interested and involved. This will involve talking about YPAD as a whole campaign and what Yellow Peril is as well as the various events we will be hosting.


- Writing/editing press release pieces and sending them out when necessary and to relevant publications, both regional and national - Working closely with the Marketing team, Head of Events and Director on what will go in the press release - Also working with the Partnerships Assistant to ensure if we are talking about our partners the relevant and correct information is shared - Helping our Marketing team with copywriting if needed


a) Essential criteria - Excellent writing and written communication skills - Knowledge of who to contact from different press and publications or how to find out - Proactive and persuasive, able to convince press why they should talk about us and publish pieces about us, as well as able to negotiate (for example, we cannot and will not pay for press) b) Desirable skills and experience - No previous PR experience is necessary but would be highly beneficial and desirable

We are looking for two Project Support Assistants to help our team with the launch of the first annual Yellow Peril Awareness Day on 6th May. With YPAD we aim to educate people on the moments in British and global ESEA histories that have long been forgotten, unacknowledged or not widely known about. One Assistant will need to be based in or near London and the other in the Greater Manchester area.


- Working closely with the Director and Head of Events, you will be assisting in the curating of materials for the exhibitions we will be hosting in London and Manchester. This includes research about YPAD and the topics we’ll be covering, talking to people and organisations who will be lending their experiences and expertise on the subject, and helping to put together or sorting out the physical displays and other promotional materials will be using - You’ll also be supporting the entire team on the launch of YPAD when necessary, be that events organisation and logistics, liaising with partner organisations who will be working with us on it, or marketing and PR - Helping out at the events - The Manchester-based Assistant may also be asked to help assist the Head of Events with Voice ESEA’s LGBTQ branch of events and projects, MCR ESEA PRIDE, which aims to bring together the queer East and Southeast Asian community in the area through various means


a) Essential criteria - Passionate about tackling anti-ESEA racism and fighting for equity and inclusion - Able to work proactively and to your own initiative, with ideas for how we can further and improve the YPAD project - Comfortable working on a number of different things at the same time and with different people across the team - Ideally based in London or Manchester as this is where our first two exhibitions will be this year b) Desirable skills and experience - No previous project support or management experience is necessary but would be highly beneficial and desirable - Events organisation experience would help but isn’t essential

Role: Project Support Assistant
Role: PR Assistant
Role: Partnerships Assistant
Role: Events Assistant
Role: Graphic Desiger
Role: Photographers/ Videographers
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