Group Support – Lancashire Refugee Resettlement Programme

Lancashire Refugee Resettlement Programme would like volunteers to help support their group sessions. This opportunity is close to Fylde, Preston & Blackpool.

Do you have time to commit to volunteering for a minimum of 6 months,  and are able to support their weekly 3 hours sessions?

The groups are specifically for refugee and asylum seekers and are pivotal in enabling those attending to feel integrated into a new area.  The groups provide access for those encountering new situations and help the attendees to feel relaxed & share in a safe environment, encouraging conversation skills. The ability to speak other languages is not essential however if you have multi-lingual ability please add this to your application.

Please specify your preferred day availability when you apply.

This role is subject to DBS check

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Tasks:

  • 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
    in communicating in English
  • Engaging with groups supporting those attending to take part and to get involved
  • Log your volunteering hours

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:

Training is 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 +

Schedule:

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This opportunity is close to Fylde & Preston

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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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