Most frequent questions and answers
Applications are reviewed from the following angles (in no particular order):
- Is someone planning to be part of Charity Week in the long term
- The applicants skills to perform the role
- The loyalty of the applicant to the vision
- The ability to think a few steps ahead and be proactive
- Their availability throughout the year – especially during particularly busy periods
- Will giving someone a role creating a gap in the team somewhere else
- How many people are applying for a similar role
- Would this individual be a good fit with those likely to be in adjacent roles
Not everyone will get their chosen role or any role – and this is understandable given the number of applicants and limited roles available.
This is not necessarily a reflection on you, but that others may have been more suited for the role from a variety of different angles.
We hope that unsuccessful applicants will take the situation as an opportunity to improve their skills and contribute to the project (or other campaigns) even if they don’t have an official responsibility.
If you would like unofficial feedback on your application please email email@example.com
Everyone is welcome to apply no matter how much Charity Week experience you may have. Every application will be considered for Ambassador roles. Specialist roles will require prior experience.
Any applications for operation roles (barring creative content applicants) require at least 2 years prior Charity Week team experience. Only applications for the Regional Shura will be considered with only 1 years worth of regional team experience.
A shura is a central leadership team. There are three levels of shura teams in the Charity Week structure: Regional, National and International. They all consist of the lead, vice leads and gensecs of each respective team.
Yes! The year will begin with weekly training sessions for all Ambassadors followed by any specific training during the year to support them in fulfilling their duties
We understand that all team members have their own commitments (work, university, school, personal lives) and aim to minimise required time for all our commited volunteers.
You will find a detailed breakdown of estimated time to be committed in order to successfully fill your role and reach personal growth in the Job Descriptions.
Charity Week as an almost virtual-only lead organisation. The requirement to travel is limited to occasional events such as Face to Face Meetings or local visits to institutions and individuals taking part in Charity Week.
However, under the current COVID guidelines, Charity Week teams will be operating fully virtually and no travel will be required for any team member (International/ National/Regional).
If COVID guidelines ease and travel is permitted, any necessary travel, as agreed with the National Shura in each country, will be reimbursed.
Everyone is able to take part in Charity Week! No matter your age or background, whether you are part of an institution or organisation or not, you are welcome to sign up to the CW team.
If you want to take part in CW as a participant only, participant sign-ups will launch officially in Spring.
We understand that all team members have their own commitments (work, university, school, personal lives) and will need to take time off during the year.
Please indicate periods of unavailability when asked on the form.
We are so excited that you want to join in for Charity Week! Institution sign-ups for CW will launch officially in Spring!
You can email firstname.lastname@example.org if you have further questions about signing up.