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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.

Application deadline: 
Wednesday, 3 July 2019

Holiday Club Volunteers needed! We are recruiting volunteers for our holiday club for refugee and migrant children, aged 5 to 11. We are looking for volunteers who are responsible, energetic, imaginative, enthusiastic, creative and reliable - and get on well with children! This is an enormously enjoyable and rewarding opportunity. We organise popular and exciting activities and trips for refugee and migrant children who might not normally have these opportunities. We need YOUR time and energy to help us with the general running of the club and supervising the children.

Role Aim: 

To help with our holiday club for refugee and migrant children aged between 5 and 11. The project aims to provide social, physical, intellectual, creative and emotional support to children in a relaxed but structured play environment – and so improve refugee and migrant children’s self-esteem, confidence and enjoyment of life

Duties: 

• To promote a safe, healthy and caring environment in which the children express themselves freely

• To support children aged from 5 to 11, from countries such as Syria, Somalia, India, Romania, Afghanistan and Bulgaria with varying levels of English

• to help deliver arts and craft activities, games and sports activities to the children

• To help supervise children during travel to off-site activities

• To help prepare in the preparation of activities including setting up the space and completing sample arts and crafts projects

• To supervise the children whilst they are participating in the activities

• To help tidy up at the end of the session

• To help prepare drinks and snacks

Skills needed: 

• A warm personality and a good sense of humour

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

• Reliability, patience and flexibility

• Good spoken and written English

• An ability to build good rapport with young people aged 5 -11

• A commitment to equality & diversity and the rights of all individuals to respect and fair treatment

• Willingness and ability to share skills and knowledge with the children

• Confidence to establish and maintain appropriate boundaries

Training: 

• Volunteers are given training in supervising children, managing behaviour issues and safeguarding & child protection.

• There are two training sessions for summer holiday volunteers - one on Tuesday 25 June and the other on Wednesday 3 July, both at 6.30pm at our office in Queens Park. Volunteers need only attend ONE of these sessions.

• Essential Safeguarding and Child Protection training will be given in these sessions. Having attended a training session, you will be equipped to volunteer with us for one day. If you wish to volunteer for more than one day, you must also attend our full Safeguarding training session on Tuesday 9 July, again at 6.30pm at our office

Location: 
c/o Salusbury Primary School Salusbury Road London NW6 6RG
Time commitment: 
N/A
Opening times: 
A minimum of one session (9am to 5pm ) during the school summer holidays. - from Tuesday 23 July to Friday 30 August

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