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IT Learning and Development Coach

Organisation: 

The Centre works with homeless young people, badly housed families, refugees, asylum seekers and migrants; helping them to obtain employment and break out of the cycle of homelessness and exclusion.

Opportunity: Individual Befriending

We are looking for volunteers to visit elderly AJR members who are refugees and survivors of the Holocaust in their own homes. Many members are frail and often isolated; some have few or no surviving family and are very lonely, so they would be grateful to have your companionship and much-needed assistance. You as a volunteer would make regular visits, be someone to talk to and - depending on the member’s physical state - possibly go on walks or shopping. Through these visits, our volunteers build rewarding and enduring friendships with survivors and it proves to be an extremely rewarding activity. They are given the privilege of hearing extraordinary stories and the inter-generational bonds that inevitably form ensure the experience of the Holocaust will not be forgotten. Befrienders visit between 1-3 hours weekly, fortnightly, or even monthly and should commit for at least 6 months.


Opportunity: Volunteer/Placement Student

HCCT is a secular charity working to promote the inclusion of socially isolated and marginalized individuals. From the Camden Hub in Swiss Cottage we run a range of different services that*ll give you valuable, front-line, hands-on experience working with a diverse client group and the opportunity to give back to your community.


Regional Outreach Group Volunteer

We are looking for volunteers to help organising our monthly AJR Regional Group Meetings all around London.

Volunteer befriender

Santé supports refugees and asylum seekers who have social care/ health issues. Befrienders will help people to link to services, rebuild confidence, overcome practical problems such as language barriers, and better understand UK culture.

No qualifications are needed although we require a DBS check to ensure you are eligible to work with vulnerable adults. Befrienders need to be accepting, caring, good listeners and assertive.

Ability to speak a refugee language is useful but not essential. Training and support will be provided.

Welfare Benefit Unit Volunteers

Organisation: 

Help Deliver Access to Justice!

We are looking for volunteers to (mainly) assist with our form filling clinic on Wednesdays. We assist people to complete welfare benefit application forms (e.g. for Personal Independence Payments). These forms are long and can be confusing for applicants who unaided often struggle to complete them to obtain the benefits the law says they should have. We have an excellent success rate and if claims are not successful people can be referred to welfare benefit caseworkers for advice.

Opportunity: Telephone Friend

We are looking for volunteers to keep in regular telephone contact with AJR members, over the age of 90, who are refugees and survivors of the Holocaust. Many members are frail and often isolated; some have few or no surviving family and are very lonely. They would really welcome a regular friendly call.
These calls can be very rewarding for the volunteer. They are given the privilege of hearing extraordinary stories and the inter-generational bonds that inevitably form ensure that the experience of the Holocaust will not be forgotten.


Opportunity: Assistant Wellbeing Co-ordinator

* To assist the Wellbeing Service co-ordinator to provide assessments and targeted short term interventions, action and support planning, advocacy and pathways to other services, activities programmes, and wellness groups.


Telephone Friend

The AJR is a charity that supports Holocaust survivors and refugees.

We have more than 600 members who are over the age of 90 (and thousands creeping towards that age). They may have been very active in their younger days, but many find that old age and ill health means that they are less able to get out and often feel isolated and lonely.

Volunteer Play Support Worker

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CARIS Camden Families is a small charity that supports homeless families living in hostels in the Borough of Camden in central London. We offer a range of play and learning opportunities to children resident in Camden hostels, to try and mitigate some of the disadvantage that comes with living in overcrowded, under-resourced and insecure accommodation.

Opportunity: Amnesty International Project Leader

We are currently looking for a new Project Leader for Amnesty International; for more information, please contact our Admin Team.

Manages all aspects of the Student-Led Project “Amnesty International” including planning the project, completing the risk assessment, recruiting and managing the volunteers, developing partnerships with external organisations and evaluating the project.


Opportunity: Gateway Assistant Volunteer

To help us with handling of enquiries and calls from people in need, collect important pieces of monitoring, and assist our caseworkers with appointments.


Opportunity: Volunteer befriender

Sant* supports refugees and asylum seekers who have social care/ health issues. Befrienders will help people to link to services, rebuild confidence, overcome practical problems such as language barriers, and better understand UK culture.Training & support will be provided.


Volunteer/Placement Student

We are looking for people with a wide range of skills, knowledge and experiences who are enthusiastic about improving the wellbeing of the community as a whole. You’ll gain valuable, hands-on, front-line experience, learn our way of working and have the opportunity to make a real difference in your community and the health and social care sector more broadly.

Life Skills Volunteer - Maths Coach

Organisation: 

The Centre works with homeless young people, badly housed families, refugees, asylum seekers and migrants; helping them to obtain employment and break out of the cycle of homelessness and exclusion.

Young Person’s Hostel and Life Skills

Our 32 room hostel is home for 16-25 year olds. It gives homeless young people a place to call home and the support needed to turn their lives around.

Opportunity: Memory Loss Befriending Project Volunteer

Living with memory loss does not prohibit someone from being a useful and valued member of society. The aim of this project is to provide a much needed befriending service for those members who are living with memory loss and who may feel lonely, isolated and in need of stimulation. Volunteers often say it is a real privilege to visit AJR members with memory loss as they gain a huge amount from the experience.


Opportunity: Day-Centre Volunteer

We are looking for general volunteers to work at a Mental Health Wellbeing centre in Swiss Cottage where people who suffer from mental health issues attend.


Computer Assistance for Holocaust Survivors and Refugees

Are you good with Computers and willing to contribute to the welfare of elderly?

AJR - The Association of Jewish Refugees is starting a new programme to help Holocaust Survivors and Refugees, with basic computing.

Many AJR members would like to learn how to use a computers to keep in touch with familiy and friend abroad or generally learn how to use sites such as Google to search for information or read online newspapers. Many are also keen to know how to use their iPads.

Educational Mentoring

Salusbury World is a small charity that supports refugee and migrant children and families in North West London. We are looking for educational mentors to support refugee pupils at two secondary schools in Brent. You will have the chance to help a vulnerable young person build their confidence, improve and strengthen their English and develop their academic abilities. Our mentoring project has a proven track record - a few hours of your time each week will make a big difference to the young person’s life!

Opportunity: Community Development Volunteer

Assisting the operations of the charity in order to achieve the overall aims


Opportunity: IT Learning and Development Coach

All of life’s activities - including job seeking, accessing and managing benefits and housing - take place online. Clients without IT skills are hugely disadvantaged. This role provides clients with either no or little experience with computers with one-to-one support, helping them to overcome initial fears or learning barriers. With increasing confidence, they can access the Learning and Employment Hub independently. The service helps those clients seeking to address digital skills gaps and improve their confidence in order to increase their employability and household income potential.


Opportunity: After School Club volunteer

The project aims to provide social, physical, intellectual, creative and emotional support to children in a relaxed but structured play environment and thereby improve refugee and migrant children’s self-esteem, confidence and enjoyment of life. Volunteers support the children and help to create the play environment.


Community Development Volunteer

Do you want to work in a creative and innovative way to help support refugees and vulnerable people?

We are looking for a community development volunteer to:

Work on outreach

Produce publicity and promotion for the Saturday Supplementary school

Provide administrative support

Cooperate with different schools and organisations and establishing long lasting partnerships

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