Young Migrants Project Volunteer

Black and Minority Ethnic Young People's Project (BMEYPP)

Register your Interest

The Black and Minority Ethnic Young People's Project (BMEYPP) works with Black, Asian, Arab and Multiple Heritage young people aged 11 to 25. We are a lived experience led organisation, providing safe BME spaces where young people are able to talk about any issues that affect them, without fear of racism and discrimination. 

We are developing our work with young migrants and unaccompanied asylum seekers and have opportunities to volunteer to support project delivery.

  • Drop-in session where young people have opportunities to practice their English through conversations and cook and eat a meal together.
  • Informal sports sessions.
  • Monthly trips where young people can have fun and take part in opportunities they do not usually get to do.
  • Mentors/tutors and buddies who they can have conversations with, who can show them around and introduce them to what Brighton and Hove have to offer as well as advocate on behalf of young people on the issues and challenges they are experiencing.

Skills

  • To be a Black, Asian, Arab or person with Multiple Heritage.
  • Experience of migrating or seeking asylum would be an advantage but not essential.
  • To be aware and sensitive to issues experienced by young migrants and asylum seeking young people. 
  • Good standard of spoken and written English language.
  • An ability to speak a minority ethnic community language would be an advantage e.g. Arabic, Kurdish Sorani, etc.
  • To be a good listener and have a young person centred approach.
  • To be reliable, committed and enthusiastic.
  • To be flexible and adaptable and be able to meet the needs of young people. 
  • To be able to work as part of a team with youth workers and other volunteers to meet the needs of the young people.  
  • To maintain professional boundaries when working with young people.
  • To report any safeguarding issues and concerns immediately to the youth workers

Benefits

  • Gain valuable experience of working with young people.
  • Take part in fun activities alongside young people eg trips, cooking.
  • Able to obtain a reference for your contribution to the project.

Practical Considerations

Sessions take place in venues in Central Brighton and Hove accessible by public transport, but where parking is severely limited.

The projects operation is flexible - the timings for activities and events are negotiated around the availability of the young people.

Volunteers may apply to take part in all activities or a part of the project for example as a mentor.



When do I need to be available?

Details The volunteering roles will be negotiated with the volunteer and will depend on the activities they undertake in the project. We try to be flexible where we can in order to match the availabilities of the young people and volunteers.
Morning Afternoon Evening
Monday
Tuesday
Wednesday
Thursday
Friday
Saturday
Sunday

Register your Interest

  • Details
  • Disabled Access
  • Equal Opportunities Policy or Statement
  • Expenses
  • Health and Safety
  • Induction
  • Insurance Cover for Volunteers
  • Other
  • Suitable for 13 - 16 years
  • Suitable for 16 - 18 years
  • Suitable for a group of volunteers
  • Suitable only for (e.g. 18+, LGBT, BAME, Women only)
    BAME
  • Support on Offer
  • This role is adaptable for different abilities
  • Training