Volunteer

Sports Activities Group Volunteers

We are very keen to find a volunteer to help at our Sports Activities Group, which offers a friendly space for all male asylum seekers and refugees to meet, play football and socialise, supervised by our experienced coordinator. The group meets every Tuesday from 5.30-7.30 in Christchurch Park, Ipswich (during the summer months, indoors at other times). If you are interested, please contact our Volunteer Recruitment Officer: volunteer@suffolkrefugee.org.uk

FGM Project Volunteers

Do you have an interest in women’s rights or a passion for spreading awareness about FGM and its consequences? We are looking for FGM project volunteers from FGM prevalent communities and those who speak additional languages, including Arabic, Farsi, Kurdish and Amharic, although this is not essential.

We are also looking for male volunteers for our FGM Project to enable us to deliver more workshops with men from ‘at risk communities’. In particular we are interested in volunteers who are originally from at risk/FGM prevalent communities but this role would also suit any male with experience of working with groups in the community or in health.

If you are interested in either of these roles, please contact our Volunteer Recruitment Officer: volunteer@suffolkrefugee.org.uk

Syrian Resettlement Programme Volunteering

With Ipswich welcoming an increasing  number of refugee families under the UK government’s Syrian Vulnerable Person Resettlement Programme, we are currently looking for

  • Translators – We are looking for Arabic or Kurmanji speakers who are willing to help interpret for families.
  • Bike project volunteer – We are looking for a volunteer to help with our bike project. We take in donated bikes, have them repaired by the Green Bike Project in Ipswich, match them to the clients and arrange cycle and road safety sessions. Volunteers will need their own transport for the bikes, a place to store them and, ideally, some knowledge of bikes to undertake checks and minor repairs themselves.
  • Budget management volunteer – Do you have experience of guiding people in budget management? We’re looking for someone to run sessions with Syrian refugees to help them manage their finances.
If you are interested in any of the above roles please complete this application form or contact our Volunteer Recruitment Officer: volunteer@suffolkrefugee.org.uk