We’d be happy to hear from you if you're interested in volunteering. Volunteers are absolutely integral to the running of our service, both at our drop-in and assisting with casework in the office.
We are currently recruiting for the following specialist two day a week voluntary positions
The deadline for applying is 9am on Thursday the 7th of December. Please feel free to apply for both or mark which one you're applying for in the subject line.
Legal support team
We're looking for a volunteer to join our legal support team, to refer people with outstanding immigration matters to external solicitors and support them in making applications. We're ideally looking for a two day a week commitment on Wednesday and Friday, but would be open to applications for Friday only from excellent candidates with extensive legal experience.
Advocacy and casework volunteers
We recruit advocacy and casework volunteers every few months and we ask for a commitment to volunteering once a fortnight as a minimum, for a period of six months. We ask you to shadow an experienced volunteer at a couple of Wednesday drop-ins and then attend a training session. If you'd like to be considered for the next round of recruitment please e-mail Daf to say why you would be interested and attach your cv.
Setting-up and packing away volunteers:
We urgently need more people who can help us set up the session by putting out tables and chairs, setting up the laptops etc and help to pack away at the end. If you are free on a Wednesday between 9am and 11am or 4pm and 5pm, please email Salma
We need local volunteers who have a car to help us with our food donations.
We need people to help on Tuesday evenings, which involves collecting food from Wholefood on Stoke Newington Church Street at 9.30pm and then bringing the collected food to St Mary's New Church Rooms for our Wednesday drop-in at 9am the following morning.
We also need people to help with collections on Wednesday morning, this involves doing some food shopping locally, collecting food from Growing Communities at 9.15am and dropping everything off at St Mary's New Church Rooms for 9.30am. If you are available to volunteer please email Salma
In addition to the above we're often looking for people who can speak other languages (including BSL), who have technical and IT expertise, or who have directly relevant experience.