Volunteers working with young refugees
PTI UK CIC
Pathways to Independence provide high quality support services and safe accommodation for unaccompanied asylum seeking and refugee young people aged 16-18 years +, from point of arrival in the UK, through their transition to independence.
We are interested in volunteers who can work with our team to provide personal and practical support to young people alongside their Project workers. Roles include Independent Living Skills, Accompaniment, Community work, Educational Support, language, administration and research to support developing practice
We are ideally looking for individual(s) who are able to offer a minimum of 7-10 hours per week across 2-3 days
PTI UK is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults.
Successful applicants are required to undertake an Enhanced Disclosure via the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS).
- Commitment to the aims of Pathways to Independence UK
- Commitment to following Pathways to Independence UK’s Policies & Procedures
- Understanding, practical knowledge and experience of following Safeguarding procedures
- Understanding of the needs of young people and young asylum seekers and refugees
- The ability to work well in a team
- Commitment to equal opportunities
- Commitment to confidentiality
- Flexibility and reliability
- Demonstrable experience of vulnerable populations (young people, UASC, homeless, mental heath etc)
- A commitment to undertake core training and in areas identified by the Management Team
Volunteers are required to sign a Volunteer agreement to show that they have understood and agreed to the aims and requirements of Pathways volunteer policy.
You will have to demonstrate experience of working with young people, young asylum seekers and/or related field and you will understand the needs of UASC aged 16-18+
You will also need good administrative, numeric and organisational skills along with proven IT skills. You will also need excellent verbal, written and inter personal communication skills; along with an understanding of professional boundaries.
What we can offer you:
An amazing opportunity to work with a small dynamic team to make a difference to the life of a young refugee. We give all volunteers a high quality induction, ongoing 121 support and provide learning opportunities to develop your skills, knowledge and expertise.
When do I need to be available?
|Details||We are ideally looking for individual(s) who are able to offer a minimum of 7-10 hours per week across 2-3 days|
- Black and Minority Ethnic Communities
- Civic Responsibility and Communities
- Employment, Education and Training
- Health and Social Care
- Homeless and Housing
- Mental Health
- Young People
- Administration and Office
- Advice and Information
- Business Skills
- Computers, IT and Websites
- Cooking and Catering
- Fundraising and Finance
- General Helping
- Legal Work
- Local Events
- One-off Activity
- Practical Skills
- Sports Volunteering
- Supporting Charities
- Supporting People and Befriending
- Teaching and Training
- Disabled Access
- Equal Opportunities Policy or Statement
- Health and Safety
- Insurance Cover for Volunteers
- Appropriate for (e.g. 18+, LGBT, BME, Women only)
- Support on Offer