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Salusbury WORLD Refugee Centre

Salusbury WORLD is a charity established in 1999 that supports refugee and asylum seeking children and families. Salusbury WORLD provides educational, social and emotional support for refugee children, and supports parents and the wider refugee community by providing home/school liaison, family workshops and outings, and also a comprehensive social advice service We work with local community organisations and schools to support their refugee students their families.

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!

Role Aim: 

Young refugees can face many barriers in achieving their full academic potential, including lack of English, moving from school to school, different teaching styles to those they have experienced before, and the asylum process itself. The educational mentoring project provides a young refugee or migrant with a structured supportive relationship; they have one to one time with an adult each week to work on academic development. The project aims to improve educational attainment, improve fluency in oral, spoken and written English and to increase the young person’s confidence and self-esteem.

Duties: 

• Meet with a young person aged between 11 and 17, once a week, for about an hour, at their school.

• Support a student to achieve their full potential, helping them with homework, coursework, subject choices and exam preparation

• Help to increase the young person’s confidence

• Help to improve fluency in English.

Skills needed: 

• A sensitivity to other cultures and an ability to communicate successfully across cultures

• Good standard of English language

• General awareness of study skills and problem solving approaches

• Reliability

• Good rapport with young people

• A commitment to equality and the rights of all individuals.

Training: 

Group and individual training - the context of the refugee experience, refugee and migrant children in secondary schools, Child Protection and Safeguarding.

Mentors have a one to one meeting with the mentor co-ordinator before they start volunteering.

Mentors also meet with the co-ordinator on a regular basis for general support.

Location: 
Queen’s Park Community School (London NW6) or Capital City Academy (London NW10)
Time commitment: 
N/A
Opening times: 
Monday PM Tuesday PM Wednesday PM Thursday PM
Once you’ve registered interest in this volunteering role, we’ll send your name and UCL email address to the organisation for their records. You’ll also receive information about the next steps to take if you do wish to take things forward. The organisation has signed up to our code of standards, which includes a commitment to protecting your data. We won’t share your information with anyone unless you’ve given explicit consent to. We’ll also retain your details so we can follow up to see how you’re getting on with your volunteering and offer support if necessary. We take good care of your data – you can see full details here