Volunteering

Our volunteers are essential and valued members of the SLRA team

Currently we are recruiting for these volunteer roles:

* Kitchen Volunteers – to prepare lunch for our weekly Community Hub and Youth Club. Thursdays 11:00-13:30. Minimum 6 month commitment.

* Community Hub Facilitators – to facilitate regular weekly/fortnightly/monthly activities at SLRA’s Community Hub on Thursdays 11:00-12:30. Volunteer facilitators must have previous experience of running successful and accessible group activities (such as art, exercise or music classes).

* Casework Support Volunteers – to support the Adults & Families team with admin tasks, and to research & signpost clients with regards to immigration, housing, welfare benefits and other issues. 1 or 2 days a week, 9:00-17:00, Mondays, Tuesdays, and/or Fridays. Minimum 6 month commitment.

* Volunteer Interpreters – to provide friendly and confidential interpreting (Amharic, Sorani, Polish, Romanian, Dari, Pashto, Farsi, Tigrinya & Albanian needed). Flexible & Remote during the weekdays 9:00-17:00. Minimum 6 month commitment.

* Youth Casework Support Volunteers – to support and advise young people on issues including housing, education, medical and legal support. Volunteers must have excellent listening and written/verbal communication skills, be available on Thursdays 14:00-17:00, and commit to volunteering for 6 months

​​If you’re interested in volunteering at SLRA, please fill in our Volunteer Application form.

We welcome volunteers from all sections of the community, particularly those with lived experience of the immigration or asylum system.

We provide induction and ongoing training as well as regular group and/or one-to-one supervision.

Many of those who volunteer for us gain valuable knowledge and skills for future learning or employment.

If you have any questions or would like more information,
please email our Community Hub Co-ordinator, heather@slr-a.org.uk.

If you have any accessibility requirements in order to volunteer with us, please let us know so that we can discuss any reasonable adjustments.

Callout for community cooks for the SLRA Youth Summit and Exhibition!
The event will bring together young migrants from all corners of the country, to unite, organise and share the challenges and opportunities they face. SLRA is co-curating this day alongside a youth led planning committee, with individuals aged 14-30 who are passionate about advocating for the issues that impact them directly.

Volunteering with SLRA has been a privilege. I have found my work stimulating, thought-provoking and most of all, rewarding.

Liz, Volunteer