Salusbury World Refugee Centre
Salusbury World helps newly-arrived refugee and migrant children and families (from all over the world) to navigate and succeed in society, and to feel supported and hopeful for the future. Refugees who arrive in the UK face many challenges in adjusting to their new environment; it’s difficult to navigate a new and unfamiliar social system, without a network of friends and families.

Our Homework club for primary school children (aged 6 to 11) happens on Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday afternoons in term time, from 3.30pm to 6pm. We meet at the Granville Plus Family Wellbeing Centre in Kilburn (NW6 5RA). The club is a relaxed place for children to work on their homework, English language, reading, Maths and school projects - and a place to have fun and make friends. We divide our time between homework and play and art activities. This project was born out of the understanding that this group of children face significantly more barriers to learning than their peers and that these barriers can limit their ability to achieve. Our volunteers help refugee and migrant children to improve their English and to feel more confident with their homework and in class, and so to overcome these barriers.

Time commitment

You need to commit to attend one session (from 3.15pm to 6.00pm) per week, over a minimum of two school terms (term time only). .
Application deadline
What measures have you put in place to ensure volunteers’ safety during COVID-19?
We have developed an action plan for our return to work. We review and revise our risk assessments regularly in the light of Covid-19 ; we keep aware of the NYA readiness level and changes to the law.

We have discussed the shape of the activities we can safely undertake with our staff, volunteers and young people. We have conducted a survey of all the families and young people we support about the services they would enjoy and feel comfortable with. We have also consulted about the technology available – whether young people have internet access, a laptop or phone, privacy for virtual meetings. We have up-to-date information about those who are at increased risk from Covid-19 themselves or live with someone who is (be they clients, staff or volunteers) – so that we can take additional steps to protect them.

We communicate clearly with the young people we support about safety issues - social distancing, cleaning, handwashing, safety in virtual meetings - through conversations, posters and signs. We have updated our training for volunteers to ensure that they keep themselves and our clients safe, whether the volunteering is virtual or face-to-face. We take extra care around communication for the most vulnerable.

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.

In addition, the team here at Students’ Union UCL Volunteering Service is here to support you throughout your volunteering journey – you can get in touch at any time with any questions, queries or problems you encounter.