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Current volunteer opportunities

Volunteers are essential to the success of our work. Please help us by giving your time to make a difference.

Join our board of trustees

Are you concerned by the plight of refugees and racial minorities in the UK?

Are you passionate about fighting for social justice?

Do you care deeply about the Jewish community’s role in campaigning on issues relating to the rights of asylum seekers, refugees and minority groups in the UK?

Are you a strategic individual with the energy to steer JCORE into its next chapter?


For more than 40 years, the Jewish Council for Racial Equality (JCORE) has been at the forefront of campaigning on issues of racial inequality, refugees and asylum seeker rights as well as providing practical support in a variety of ways.


This is a busy and exciting time for JCORE and we are currently looking for new trustees, and particularly those with experience in:


· Charity Fundraising

· Human Resources

· The race equality landscape

· Social work and safeguarding (within the refugee, asylum and/or care leaving sector)

· Marketing and communications

· Involvement in the British Jewish community


We welcome applications from anyone, but especially encourage applications from women and people aged under 45, as these are currently under-represented.



Our board meets four times a year on a weeknight in North West London (or online). Between meetings you will be expected to have a hands-on role. Board positions are strictly unpaid.


How to apply:

Please send a CV and a covering letter (maximum one page) explaining why you are interested in joining the board as a trustee to


Want to know more? Email us at: or call our Executive Director, Dr Edie Friedman on 020 8455 0896

Join the JCORE board

Befriend a lonely young asylum seeker or refugee.


Our JUMP befriending scheme, makes a real difference to the lives of young asylum seekers and refugees who are in London without family. 

  • Full training is given.

  • Must be able to give 3-4 hours (including travel) every fortnight..

  • Conditional on an enhanced DBS check and completing an online safeguarding course.


Click here for more information,

Due to Covid restrictions we currently have a hold on recruiting new befrienders.

However, please click here to join our waiting list and we'll be in contact when things re-open.

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Volunteer therapists for our Minds Together therapy project

Minds Together offers one-to-one therapeutic counselling and creative group sessions to vulnerable asylum seekers and refugees who have been deeply traumatised in their countries of origin. 

Click here for details and a full role description..


Aged  18-30? Why not join our young JCORE group and make a difference.

Contact Jack for more information.