Volunteers working with young refugees


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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?

Start Date 01/01/2019
End Date 01/07/2019
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
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