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Volunteer Community Advocate

Opening: Volunteer Community Advocate


Asylum Access is an innovative non-profit founded to make refugee rights a reality for refugees. Asylum Access envisions a world in which refugees live safely, move freely, attend school, work and rebuild their lives. Asylum Access believes that when refugees enjoy their human rights they can access effective, lasting solutions.


We build transformative rights-based approaches to refugee response. These rights-based approaches include policy advocacy, strategic litigation, legal services, and community legal empowerment programs.

Duration: 6 months to 1 year contract 

The position is based in Bangkok.

Key responsibilities 

  • Facilitate a forum or space in various refugee communities to motivate discussions around the development of community action plans
  • Promote the inclusion of community members, both refugee and local, in mobilizing and organizing people to develop and implement an action plan
  • Facilitate a collective understanding of the action plan by creating spaces for dialogue and reflection
  • Identify the resources, capabilities, and capacity of refugee community members and support the successful implementation of community action plans
  • Provide training and capacity building where identified by the participants
  • Develop monitoring and evaluation plans including sharing feedback with the participants and allowing them to propose improvements.



  • University degree in Community Development, Social Administration or a related field.
  • A Demonstrated ability to work with refugee communities in urban areas.
  • Must be able to work under stress and with changing priorities.
  • Able to effectively communicate in English both verbally and in writing.


  • Direct work experience of supporting urban refugee communities in different situations.
  • A small stipend to contribute towards travel to and from the office.
  • A written reference plus a certificate of completion.
  • Experience in group facilitation and training clients.
  • Experience in developing work plans and M&E
  • Improved fluency in English through working in an English speaking environment.
  • Cross-cultural communication skills, and experience working with interpreters.
  • Access to Asylum Access’ Alumni network which presents opportunities to obtain paid work in the field of refugee law or human rights.

To apply:

Please send a cover letter, a resume and an academic example of written English to Asylum Access at with the subject line “AAT-VCA Application” by 16 December 2018. Please be sure to specify in your cover letter what makes you uniquely qualified to be a Volunteer Community Advocate with AAT, how volunteering with us fits into your career plans, and the date that you expect to be available.

Please note that all Asylum Access Volunteer positions are unpaid; we are happy to work with successful applicants to arrange for funding or school credit where available. The VA will be responsible for expenses incurred relating to obtaining their visa. AAT will be responsible for government and legal service fees in obtaining work permit only. Details and orientation on required documents and procedure in applying for visa and work permit will be shared with successful candidates.


Asylum Access takes protection & safeguarding extremely seriously. Employment is subject to our Child & Vulnerable Adult protection standards including where possible, background checks. Adherence to our Safeguarding Policy is mandatory for all staff, volunteers, and interns.



Asylum Access is an equal opportunity employer

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