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Afghanistan and Central Asian Association
The Afghanistan and Central Asian Association (ACAA) works with Afghans and Central Asians living away from their homeland, providing them with the support, skills and knowledge to live and prosper in the UK.Our wide range of services includes English language classes, employment workshops, a women’s support group, a Saturday school and homework club, youth and family support services, drop-in…

This is an exciting opportunity for someone who would like to develop their research and communication skills within a political context, improve their knowledge and understanding of the NGO sector and learn more about the significance of grassroots community organisations in shaping policy and supporting the most vulnerable in society.

  • Strengthening ties with the Afghan government to enable the ACAA to contribute towards government policy through representing the views and suggestions of the Afghan diaspora.
  • Contacting embassies, think tanks and international NGO's to raise awareness of ACAA's work in the UK and in Afghanistan and to establish formal partnerships and undertake joint collaborative work.
  • Contacting British politicians and MP's who have an interest in Afghanistan and Central Asia to introduce them to the ACAA and discuss our plans.
  • Arranging meetings with local councillors and the authorities in Hounslow to discuss how we can work together and engage them in our community initiatives.
  • Helping in organising conferences to highlight the impact of ACAA's work both in the UK and inside Afghanistan.
  • Developing ACAA's media presence in established British news outlets such as the BBC and the Guardian through writing powerful press releases and articles.
Who will the volunteers be working with?
Different organisations, authorities in UK and Europe and other stakeholders.
Other volunteers at the organisation.

Time commitment

Opening hours are from 11 AM-6 PM.
Interns in this role can be in-person or remote and must commit to at least one full day a week. Those who wish to be political communication volunteers are able to set more flexible hours.

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This organisation is one of our community partner organisations.

Like all volunteer recruiters we work with, they have signed up to our service standards, agreeing to abide by our policy on partnership working to keep you safe and supported whilst you volunteer.

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