Current volunteer opportunities
Volunteers are essential to the success of our work. Please help us by giving your time to make a difference.
Coordinator for a new telephone befriending project
Could you run a telephone befriending project for women refugees from Afghanistan?
Six months on from the fall of Kabul, many Afghan families who arrived in the UK are still living in hotels. While the men often have good English, many of the women do not. As a result, they often experience loneliness, leading to mental health issues.
JCORE is setting up a telephone befriending project to match refugee women with trained volunteers for weekly phone calls. The volunteer will simply be a friendly ear, someone with whom to share their thoughts and experiences and practise their English (through an interpreter, if needed).
We are now looking for a co-ordinator to set up and manage the project. Working from home, you will be the first point of contact for potential volunteers and will match them with those women who have expressed interest. This is a voluntary role and will probably take no more than two to three hours a week, dropping to one hour a week once the project is up and running.
Because of the nature of the work, you will need to undergo an enhanced DBS-check and appropriate training.
If you feel you fit the bill and have some time to spare, please email a CV and a few paragraphs on why you are interested to firstname.lastname@example.org For more information please call 020 8455 0896.
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.
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.