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About Info Bus

Refugee Info Bus provides Wi-Fi, charge, phone services and practical information guides to displaced people in Northern France. We work across different living sites in Calais, working out of a van with a team of 5 to 6 long-term volunteers. Our charging sessions are 2.5 hours long each with 3 volunteers present. In addition to the services mentioned above, our aim is to create a community space around our van by offering tea, water, board games and sports equipment in our sessions. Finally, we aim to facilitate inter-organisational projects in Calais and Grande Synthe. As a small grassroots organisation, we rely on donations from supporters and funders to carry out our work - we encourage all volunteers to get involved in helping us raise awareness and support fundraising.


Role: Fundraising & Communications Coordinator

Location: Calais, France ** With option to work remotely

Commitment: Minimum 6 months (generally 5 volunteering days and 2 days off each week)

Start date: ASAP 

(Please note that we will review applications continuously and reserve the right to close the vacancy as soon as a suitable applicant is found)

Accommodation: Shared accommodation provided, assuming role in Calais. 

Reimbursement: Flat rate £550 per month

Holidays/breaks: 14 days every two months

This is a volunteer role and is subject to a volunteer agreement and our code of conduct. There is no contract and no obligation.


  • Grant Applications; applying for grant applications from UK based and international organisations.

  • Ability to accurately reflect and synthesise the Info Bus project into compelling language for potential funders and the general public.

  • Maintaining good working relationships with our current grant holders and providing them with updates on the situation in Northern France and the work RIB is doing.

  • Working with the team in Calais to keep track of financial needs on the ground and fundraise accordingly.

  • Providing updates to the on the ground team and the board of trustees about our fundraising situation.

  • Running online fundraisers in coordination with our team on the ground.

  • Creating and editing comms content in coordination with our team on the ground: writing weekly social media posts, creating the quarterly report (newsletter), liaising with press in Calais and the UK and other ad-hoc comms content.

  • Attending weekly Calais Appeal meetings, contributing to overall missions and discussions for the development of the joint platform. 



  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills in English.

  • Experience working in a fundraising and communications role. 

  • Highly proactive and organised, able to manage and prioritise a busy, high-pressure workload
    Calm, diplomatic and patient.

  • DBS check or country equivalent.



  • Experience working in humanitarian aid, or working with refugees or migrants.

  • Lived experience of displacement or migration


How to apply

Please email a CV and a Cover Letter setting out your experience and how you meet the requirements above to using the subject ‘Fundraising & Comms Coordinator Application’ by Friday 30th of September 2022.

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