Refugee partnership recruiting!

The Watford and Three Rivers Refugee Partnership is looking for volunteers to carry out a range of roles.

We provide practical and emotional support to refugees, asylum-seekers and other vulnerable migrants in our community. Our services include befriending and casework, drop-in centre, education, financial support, provision of food and other necessities, and sports and social activities.

We are at an exciting time in our development – we are hoping to meet a growing need for our services by recruiting new volunteers. We have also just recruited our first paid member of staff.

This is an amazing opportunity to join a group of dedicated, kind and fun volunteers in a worthwhile and rewarding endeavour.

We particularly welcome applications from people from ethnic minority and migrant backgrounds, who are under-represented among our volunteers.

We take the welfare of our volunteers and beneficiaries extremely seriously. We are doing everything we can to make sure all our activities are Covid-secure and that our volunteers are fully trained and prepared for the tasks we ask them to carry out.

To find out more, please contact .

We are looking for several types of volunteer:

Role titleRole descriptionApproximate time commitment
Trustee, ideally with knowledge and experience of safeguardingTo govern and manage the charity alongside 5-6 other trustees.   Safeguarding lead will help volunteers tackle potential safeguarding issues.Trustees attend Committee meetings on a Monday evening once every alternate month. Safeguarding lead will need to be on hand most days to answer queries, which arise approximately once a week.
SecretaryTo work with the Office Manager to ensure the smooth running of the charity.4 hours per week.
CaseworkersTo help beneficiaries interact with other agencies such as social services.4 hours per week. Weekday availability preferred but not essential.
Events CoordinatorTo take the lead in organising fun social and sports activities and Christmas hampers for our beneficiaries.8 hours per week in the run-up to events (approx. quarterly), not much required in between.
Technology CoordinatorTo coordinate the provision of IT equipment and support to our beneficiaries.4 hours per week.
BefriendersTo provide moral support and help our beneficiaries integrate into the community.2 hours per week, depending on how many clients you befriend.
Food packing and delivery volunteersTo help pack and deliver food and other basic necessities to our beneficiaries.4 hours per session, currently Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays on alternate weeks. You can volunteer for a session when you’re available.
Social and sports volunteersTo help at social and sports events we organise for beneficiaries.6 hours approx. once a quarter. Social events are on weekends, sports events for children are usually on weekdays.
Drop-in volunteersTo provide signposting and advice to people who attend our drop-in clinics.2 hours on a Tuesday and/or a Friday at 11.00-13.00. You can volunteer every week or at other intervals by mutual agreement.  
Education volunteersTo help our beneficiaries learn English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) and other key skills.4 hours per week. Weekday availability preferred but not essential.
Communications volunteersTo assist with promoting our charity and sharing information via newsletters, social media and other channels.2 hours per week.