Group Support – Lancashire Refugee Resettlement Programme

Following guidance from the main workshop leader, the Group support volunteer will use their language & communication skills to empathically support the attending refugees and asylum seekers.

Supporting feelings of integration in a relaxed and safe environment.

Volunteers are asked to commit to a period of no less than 6 months. Sessions are up to 3 hours a week. Please check your availability for the days & times required.

This role is subject to a DBS check

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  • Support and assist staff to run sessions and activities as required for the group
  • Help setting up the room for group work and tidying up afterwards (Building based)
  • Help with building new skills, confidence, motivation, and developing confidence when communicating in English
  • Engaging with groups supporting those attending to take part and to get involved
  • Log volunteering hours regularly on Better Impact Volunteers account

Required Qualities:

  • Be over the age of 18
  • Interest in refugee issues
  • Patience and understanding
  • Approachable and friendly
  • Non-Judgemental
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality
  • Trustworthy & responsible
  • An ability to motivate and inspire others
  • Good communication skills (no additional language skills required)
  • Active Listener
  • Reliable and committed to providing long term volunteering support on dates required
  • Ability to work well as part of a team
  • Commitment to addressing the needs of refugees and asylum seekers


Training will be required in the form of distance eLearning specific to the service and the role. Volunteers are expected to complete all training as and when required.

Required Age:

18 years +


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West Lancashire

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If you are interested in this opportunity please contact the Volunteer Co-ordinator for a chat, or click apply now.

Email: Lancashire Volunteer Partnership

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