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.
We are looking for several types of volunteer:
|Role title||Role description||Approximate time commitment|
|Trustee, ideally with knowledge and experience of safeguarding||To 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.|
|Secretary||To work with the Office Manager to ensure the smooth running of the charity.||4 hours per week.|
|Caseworkers||To help beneficiaries interact with other agencies such as social services.||4 hours per week. Weekday availability preferred but not essential.|
|Events Coordinator||To 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 Coordinator||To coordinate the provision of IT equipment and support to our beneficiaries.||4 hours per week.|
|Befrienders||To 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 volunteers||To 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 volunteers||To 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 volunteers||To 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 volunteers||To 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 volunteers||To assist with promoting our charity and sharing information via newsletters, social media and other channels.||2 hours per week.|