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Opportunity: Homework Club Helper

Salusbury World provides educational, social and emotional support for refugee children and their families. This project was born out of the understanding that this group of young people face significantly more barriers to learning (no or limited English language, no or little previous formal learning, poor understanding of subjects) and that these barriers can limit their ability to achieve. Our Homework Club volunteers support children from refugee and migrant families in Year 2 upwards with their homework in order to help overcome these barriers.


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

Cooking or Hosting Volunteers

Organisation: 

FoodCycle takes food that would have been thrown in the bin but is perfectly good to eat into a three course meal for people in our community. We tackle food poverty and loneliness by getting communities together to eat a healthy vegetarian meal. If you like getting creative, eating good food and having a chat then this is the opportunity for you!

Opportunity: Computer Assistance for Holocaust Survivors and Refugees

The aim of this role is to assist Holocaust survivors and refugees with their computers. Many AJR members would like to learn how to use a computer to keep in touch with family and friends abroad or generally learn how to use websites such as Google, Google Maps, read online newspapers and generally browse the internet.

Some of our members have computers and iPads but struggle to use them. We are looking for enthusiastic, patient and friendly volunteers to assist and tutor our members from in sending emails, using Skype, navigating Google maps and playing online games. The volunteering takes place at the AJR member’s house.


Opportunity: Cooking or Hosting Volunteers

Get creative and cook a three course meal using food waste for refugee and asylum seeker women and their young children!


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 members’ physical state - possibly go on walks or shopping.

Legal Affairs Intern

The Afghanistan & Central Asian Association (ACAA) is a successful frontline Afghan charity set up in 2001 and is now providing an opportunity for a law student or graduate to take up a place in the charity working with refugees and migrants in the UK. The successful applicant will become the Legal Team Leader and be responsible for the running of the ACAA’s free bi-monthly legal clinic, alongside other volunteer tasks. This role would particularly suit a law graduate with an interest in family and immigration law.

Gateway Assistant Volunteer

Join us as a Gateway Assistant volunteer and you can make real impact on lives of our users.

Opportunity: Regional Outreach Group Volunteer

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

The network of regional groups offer our members, who often have no surviving family and can find themselves to be very lonely, a unique opportunity to socialise and share their experiences. It is at such gatherings that many old friends have been re-united after more than 60 years. Since its inception, the outreach programme has enabled the AJR to identify and help many new members throughout.

We need volunteers to help with refreshments and contribute to the nice and cosy atmosphere. These meetings provide members with the opportunity to attend a social get-together with people from a similar background. They have a cup of tea together, listen to interesting speakers and have a chat.


Opportunity: Welfare Benefit Unit Volunteers

To assist clients to completing welfare benefit applications, including some online applications.
To assist with statistical reports from the form filling clinic
To support caseworkers with welfare benefits casework including requesting medical evidence, drafting letters to the DWP


Memory Loss Befriending Project

Do you have a spare hour a week? Are you friendly, calm and intuitive? The Association of Jewish Refugees is looking for volunteer befrienders to visit elderly Holocaust survivors/refugees living with memory loss in order to stimulate and enhance their lives. They may be lonely and isolated and would greatly benefit from a befriender. Training will be given.

Homework Club Helper

Salusbury World is a charity that supports refugee and migrant children and families in North West London. Our successful Homework Club meets on Mondays after school and helps children from refugee and migrant families aged 6 to 10. We’re looking for friendly and patient volunteers who can build a rapport with children and support them with their homework. A few hours of your time will make a big difference to the lives of these young people!

Opportunity: Legal Affairs Intern

An opportunity for a law student or graduate to take up a place in a small charity working with refugees and migrants in the UK. The successful applicant will become the Legal Team Leader and be responsible for the running of the ACAA’s free bi-monthly legal clinic, alongside other volunteer tasks. This role would particularly suit a law graduate with an interest in family and immigration law.


Opportunity: Life Skills Volunteer - Maths Coach

This role will make a difference to young residents, living in our Hostel, who are trying to gain a qualification in a chosen subject but find it difficult to move forward without a maths qualification. It will also make a difference to young residents who need to take a numeracy test to get on to a work placement, into employment, or onto a college course, but are put off by the fact that they know they will fail, as they have no confidence in their mathematical abilities and/ or no experience. Most jobs or courses require you have a level of numeracy ability, and if you are lacking that, it can affect your whole future and the direction you take.


Opportunity: Educational Mentoring

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.


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.


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