How can I support your work?
WE ARE RECRUITING VOLUNTEERS!
HMSC is currently recruiting for a number of volunteering opportunities at our Monday drop-in as well as in the office (on Wednesdays). Please see the links below for detailed role descriptions.
Volunteer Advocates, this role is suited for those who would like to gain experience in advice and advocacy work in contact with vulnerable people. This role requires attendance to training sessions scheduled in February 2018, please see schedule below.
Legal Support Volunteers, this role would suit someone wishing to gain additional experience in the area of immigration law, as well as housing and welfare rights of migrants. This role requires attendance to training sessions scheduled in February 2018, please see schedule below.
Session Support Volunteers with experience in casework with migrants and some knowledge of main issues they face in order to support the Centre manager during the drop-in. This role requires attendance to training sessions scheduled in February 2018, please see schedule below.
Database Volunteers with excellent attention to details who could come to our office 1 day/week to input data in our database. Attendance to the training sessions is not compulsory but advisable, however attendance to the induction on 12 February 2018 is compulsory, please see schedule below.
Clothes Stall Volunteers to manage clothes donations, including reception, sorting out and distribution on Mondays during the drop-in. Attendance to the training sessions is not compulsory but advisable, however attendance to the induction on 12 February 2018 is compulsory, please see schedule below
Language Support Volunteers with knowledge in community languages available during the drop-in sessions and/or the phone. Attendance to the training sessions is not compulsory but advisable, however attendance to the induction on 12 February 2018 is compulsory, please see schedule below.
Social Media Volunteers (There is no role description available for this position. To be discussed further with the Volunteer Coordinator) who would be able update our Social Media networks such as Facebook/twitter and our website with our news, campaigns and appeals. It is quite flexible so suited for someone who would want to volunteer evenings or week-ends. Attendance to the training sessions is not compulsory but advisable, it would be good to attend the induction on 12 February 2018 according to availability, please see schedule below.
HOW TO APPLY
If you are interested in volunteering with us, please fill in the Volunteer Registration Form and email it to us alongside your CV (if you have one) at email@example.com by Friday 2 February 2018, 2pm.
Please read the role descriptions and consider if you can commit to the chosen role and please inform us if you can attend the introduction meeting on Monday 5 February 2018 10am-3pm. The aim of the introductory meeting is to allow you to learn about HMSC , to see the drop-in in action and have a better idea of what your role involves. If at the end of the day you think volunteering at HMSC is NOT for you, you can withdraw your application.
FOR THE LEGAL SUPPORT VOLUNTEER ROLE ONLY: please fill in the Volunteer Registration Form, in particular expanding on the questions: ‘Specialist skills/interests relevant to the Centre’ and ‘Explain briefly why you want to volunteer with HMSC’. Please try to respond to the points under ‘Commitment’ and ‘Personal qualities’ . You can attach an additional sheet but please keep your answers short, ideally in bullet points, up to one page A4. Please email your completed application form and CV to firstname.lastname@example.org.
*** APPLICATIONS FROM MEMBERS OF THE MIGRANT COMMUNITY (ESPECIALLY AMHARIC, TIGRINYA, ARABIC, POLISH, PORTUGUESE, SPANISH SPEAKERS) ARE PARTICULARLY ENCOURAGED ***
VOLUNTEERS RECRUITMENT SCHEDULE
If at the end of the introduction meeting you decide to confirm your application, you will be asked to attend the following training sessions:
Monday 12th February 10.30-5.30pm – Induction, training on house rules and practicalities, and journey of the premises. Shadowing of an experienced volunteer for the whole drop-in session will follow.
Monday 19th February 9:30-11:30am – Training 1: training on the most common immigration issues encountered by the visitors of the drop-in
Monday 26th February 9:30-11:30am – Training 2: training on the most common welfare and housing issues encountered by the visitors of the drop-in
Monday 05th March 10am-5.30pm – Training 3: training on advocacy skills (how to take notes, write emails and letters, liaise with agencies). Shadowing of an experienced volunteer for the whole drop-in session will follow.
QUALIFIED IMMIGRATION ADVISERS
We are always looking for more qualified immigration advisers (Level 2 IAAS or equivalent) to help us with pro bono work at the drop-in session (from 1 til 4pm every Monday). References will be requested. For more information please email email@example.com.
We gladly welcome donations to support our work. You can donate online. Alternatively, you can use the following details to make a direct bank transfer:
Account Number 20297042
Sort Code 60-83-01
Bank Name Unity Trust Bank
CLOTHES AND EQUIPMENT
For all donations please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
- shampoo/shower gel
- sanitary pads
- baby nappies
- sleeping bags