Volunteer

Youth Work Volunteers

Homework Group (Wednesdays 4-6pm) – We are looking for ESOL trained volunteers to teach English to a small group of students with basic level English at our Homework Group for young refugees and asylum seekers

Conversation Group (Tuesdays 4-5pm, beginning late Feb/early March) – Could you talk to young people about a range of topics and help improve their English? We’re looking for volunteers for our Conversation Group starting soon – preferably ESOL trained but this isn’t essential.

One-to-one Photoshop/Illustration Skills Volunteer

We are looking for a volunteer to support one of our clients who would like to pursue a career in graphic design or computer games design. Our client would love to develop his knowledge in the relevant programmes and in the future hopes to study this subject further at university. If you think you might be able to help with regular one-to-one tuition please get in touch.

Driving Theory Test Group Volunteer

Could you help refugees to prepare for their theory test? We’re looking for volunteers for our driving theory test group at our office on Wednesday afternoons from 2.45-3.30pm. It would involve, for instance, going through driving theory books or mock tests online.

Refugee Resettlement Programme Volunteering

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

  • Befrienders – We are seeking committed volunteers to act as ‘befrienders’ or regular community contacts for newly arrived Syrian and Middle Eastern families, to support them with various things as they settle into the Ipswich community. For continuity, ideally we are looking for people who would be happy to get to know a particular family, visit them approximately weekly, have good cross-cultural communication skills and be able to confidently assist people with different queries. We will provide you with relevant training and support and connect you to the staff team and the broader befriender and volunteer network. Arabic speakers would be very useful but we warmly welcome everyone.
  • Translators – We are also looking for Arabic or Kurmanji speakers who are willing to help interpret for families.
If you are interested in any of the above roles please complete this application form or contact our Volunteer Recruitment Officer stating which role/s you are interested in: volunteer@suffolkrefugee.org.uk