Are you looking for an opportunity to:
  • Make a positive social impact?

  • Enhance your employability?

  • Learn new skills?


You could be just what we’re looking for! Committee roles are a great way to develop your skills in teamwork, time management, organisation, project management, marketing, fundraising and more. Jacari is a very rewarding society to be involved in, as one of the oldest and best established student groups in Oxford. You can play a huge role in helping us to support local children to achieve their academic potential.

Committee applications are currently closed. Please check back in March for info on how to apply for Jacari's 2020-21 committee!
Committee Positions

As President, you’ll be responsible for the committee’s overall success! You will be in charge of:

  • Organising and leading our volunteer recruitment drive at Freshers’ fairs and other events; presenting the information evening for prospective volunteers.

  • Line managing the committee and chairing regular committee meetings; reporting to the Coordinator on the committee’s progress

  • Taking the lead on devising and project managing events and activities towards achieving our fundraising goal for the year (£800) such as raffles, bake sales, sponsored events etc.


You’ll need to be: highly organised, strategic, keen to take initiative. You’ll also have great people skills. This role would suit someone looking to gain leadership experience.


Teaching Officer (x3)

This is one of the most important committee roles. If you are passionate about teaching and learning, and would like to pass on your experience to new volunteers, then this is the role for you! We have three teaching officers across both Oxford and Brookes, who work as a team to:

  • Deliver Teaching Inductions to new volunteers in the first 4-5 weeks of each term (only two officers required for each induction)

  • Support volunteers in teaching their pupils effectively by answering email queries

  • Prepare and lead workshops on relevant topics, or invite external speakers to lead workshops; organise drop-ins for volunteers to collect teaching resources


You’ll need to be: Experienced in teaching/tutoring, enthusiastic and good with people, and good at presenting/ public speaking. Experienced tutors (either with Jacari or from another organisation) and education students are particularly encouraged to apply – you will need teaching experience to perform well in this role.

Publicity Officer

If you like to be creative, and have experience using a range of social media, then you should apply for the role of Publicity Officer! Publicity breaks down into two main roles: recruitment (of new volunteers) and promotion (of Jacari as an organisation). Major responsibilities include:

  • Helping out at Freshers’ Fair and talking to people about Jacari

  • Creating exciting weekly email newsletters to send out to volunteers; advertising kids’events, fundraisers etc.

  • Taking the minutes at Jacari committee meetings

  • Making publicity materials and organising a marketing campaign using whatever fresh ideas you have!


You’ll need to be: creative, strategic, organised, and have strong communication skills


Kids’ Events Officer (x2)

This is a fun and rewarding position that involves organising at least two kids’ events each term. This year we ran trips to the pantomime, ice rink, and Natural History Museum, as well as a Halloween 'crafternoon'! The great thing about this role is that it’s up to you to come up with your own exciting event ideas. Your job includes:

  • Researching possible ideas for events and liaising with venues to obtain group/charity discounts

  • Sorting out the logistics and managing the kids’ events budget (£500)

  • Creating invites for volunteers and keeping track of RSVPs

  • Risk assessments

  • Taking a leading role on the day to ensure that everything runs smoothly

First aid training is very useful for this role.​


You’ll need to be: creative, organised, and willing to take the lead. You'll also need to be regularly available at the weekends! 


Volunteer Engagement Officer

Do you like engaging with people and keeping them happy? This role would suit someone who is willing to take be creative and come up with exciting ideas for volunteer social events. The role includes:

  • Organising and publicising volunteer events (at least two per term) such as pub quizzes, games nights, the Jacari Christmas party, and joint socials with other societies

  • Engaging volunteers through social media and emails

  • Managing Oxford College Reps and overseeing Home Teams (a team of volunteers supported by a specific committee member)

This varied role is a great way to unite Jacari volunteers and help create a holistic and happy Jacari community.

You’ll need to be: Enthusiastic, sociable, good with people


Mothers’ Classes Coordinator (x2)

This is a very important role - you will be in charge of coordinating our side-project: free English classes for local women, held in 2 - 4 local primary schools. This is a really rewarding role, giving you amazing experience in project management and allowing you to make a real impact in the community. Your responsibilities will include:

  • Liaising with our school contacts to set up good times for the classes to take place weekly, in at least two schools (with possibility for expansion to another school as the year progresses)

  • Recruiting and inducting at least 6 teachers – volunteers who have some teaching experience or a TEFL qualification  

  • Assisting the teachers in planning their lessons, and finding good resources to use

  • In the past, Mothers’ Class Coordinators have taught at one of the classes themselves; you may need to attend some classes to ensure everything is running smoothly

  • Keeping track of how many mothers attend the classes and what material is covered on a spreadsheet, shared with the Coordinator


You’ll need to be: Well organised, preferably with teaching experience and understanding of teaching English as a foreign language, with the time to commit to organising an important project.


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