Volunteering opportunities

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IRMO employs more than 80 volunteers who do everything from English teaching to running women’s groups and activities for children. We’re always on the lookout for positive, energetic people that are willing to donate their time and skills to IRMO.

For further information, please contact us at volunteer@irmo.org.uk

Coming opportunities

 

MONITORING  & EVALUATION VOLUNTEER

About the role
This role is key to support IRMO’s transition to Views, a new CRM system to enable for better data entry and collection, accurate project evaluation and analysis, and to drafted of project evaluation reports. The Monitoring and Evaluation Volunteer will support each department to collect and input data, contribute ideas to the design and configuration of the database while gaining a valuable insight in creating specific monitoring frameworks for each service/project and familiarising with complex data management systems. The Monitoring & Evaluation Volunteer will play a key role to ensure that the impact of the organisation is measured accurately and is clearly communicated to the community we serve as well as to our funders and partners. This is a fantastic opportunity to develop skills and expertise  on data collection, reporting and managing CRM systems.

Role Information

Days and hours: 15 hours per week (days depending on availability)

Duration: Minimum 6 months

Reporting to: Programme Manager

Skills required: Good command of Spanish & English. Portuguese desirable.

For more information please check the role description here.

 

ESOL TEACHER CONVERSATION 

About the role

You will help students improve their speaking skills and expand their vocabulary within a conversation class using topics of your choice. Placing students into different levels of English at the beginning of the class (mixed level); Keeping the class on schedule according to the level and learning outcomes; Ensuring student participation during classes; Preparing for classes, including production of relevant hand outs and worksheets; Using own material or Real Life Language tools; Monitoring attendance.  

Role Information

Days and hours: Monday 3pm to 5pm                         

Term: Minimum commitment of 3 months

Reporting to: Programme Manager Education, Employment & Training

Key skills required: CELTA/ CerTESOL or other TESOL certification/experience

 

VOLUNTEER SCHEME COORDINATOR

About the role

You will work closely with IRMO’s staff to recruit, interview, and induct new volunteers for vacancies across all projects and activities following IRMO recruitment procedures and volunteer policy. You will provide inductions to new volunteers and, ensuring they understand all relevant policies, including safeguarding and confidentiality. As part of this role, you will also be responsible for organising social, cultural and team-building activities for volunteers. When required you will communicate on behalf of IRMO to various stakeholders such as volunteer centres, UK and EU universities and learning providers. You will recruit ERASMUS volunteers and build on the existing network of EU partner universities. You will also monitor the work of the volunteer scheme through feedback forms and surveys sent to volunteers at the beginning and the end of their involvement.

Role Information

Days and hours: 20 hours per week

Term: Minimum voluntary commitment of 12 months

Reporting to: Programme Manager

Skills required: IT skills, fluency in English and a good command of Spanish are essential

 

VOLUNTEER SCHEME PROJECT ASSISTANT

About the role

You will be working with the Volunteering Scheme Coordinator to recruit, interview and train new volunteers for vacancies across all projects and activities. This position involves working collaboratively with all staff members and volunteers. As part of this role, you will also have the opportunity to help design appropriate training programmes and cultural activities. When required you will be able to communicate on behalf of IRMO with partner organisations, such as volunteer centres, universities and learning providers. At times you will also help coordinate focus groups and feedback sessions to monitor the work of the volunteer scheme, track the development of volunteers and the progress of IRMO’s work and  impact.

Role Information

Days and hours: 16 hours per week                                                             

Term: Minimum voluntary commitment of 6 months
Reporting to: Volunteer Scheme Coordinator

Skills required: IT skills, fluency in Spanish and a good command of English are essential

 

BILINGUAL RECEPTIONIST (KEY CONTACT)

About the role

Our team of Key Contacts is the backbone of our organisation. Your responsibility will be to provide information on and promote our different services and projects, and to ensure that our service users’ requirements are met.

As a key contact you will be at the front desk of our organisation greeting members from the Latin American community, helping them with general enquiries and referring them to the relevant service. You are expected to register clients, organise appointments, and answer the phone and emails. You will be supported by and supporting other volunteers and project coordinators.

This role will allow you to improve your administrative, communication and customer service skills. The position will also give you the opportunity to improve and practice your language skills in Spanish, Portuguese and English, and to gain confidence working in a multicultural environment.

Role Information

Days and hours: Two days a week – depending on availability -Monday to Friday from 10am to 5pm

Term: Minimum voluntary commitment of 3 months

Reporting to: Programme Manager Advice and Operations

Key skills: Spanish, Portuguese (desirable) and English

 

ESOL TEACHER FOR CHILDREN (5-7 year olds) or (8-12 year olds)

About the Role

We are looking for an enthusiastic, creative and pro-active individual with experience teaching children to support one of our weekly ESOL classes for Spanish/Portuguese speaking children who have recently migrated to the UK. The post-holder will support the planning and delivery of creative and interactive ESOL classes for up to 8 children aged 5-7 or 8-12 years old.

Role Information

Hours and Days: Mondays 4:15 – 6:15 pm 

Term: Minimum voluntary commitment of 3 months

Reporting to: Family Project Coordinator

Skills Required: Fluent in English (essential) and intermediate Spanish or Portuguese (desirable)

 

VOLUNTEER EMPLOYMENT SUPPORTER 

About the role

As employment supporter, you will be providing the second activity, ‘sector-specific guidance and support’. You will be assisting the Employment Support Worker in delivering one to one support to Spanish and Portuguese speakers that are seeking in-work progression, including better pay, working conditions, etc. Your main responsibilities will be supporting individuals with CV writing, interview skills and job hunting, as well as helping participants to get official recognition/certification of their overseas qualifications and help them to find other training programmes they want to do. Another important element is helping to develop a database of useful contacts, companies and resources, and undertake any admin tasks which are delegated by the Employment Support Worker. Your contribution will be essential in helping participants move out of low paid and unsecure jobs. In promoting economic self-sufficiency and social integration, the project is not only beneficial to the participants, but also to their families and the community as a whole. Your role will be therefore pivotal to IRMO’s strategy of empowering its users to help themselves and produce a positive broader social outcome.

Role Information

Days and hours: Days/times flexible depending on your availability.but we prefer an afternoon or evening during weekdays

Term: Suggested 3 months commitment.

Reporting to: Programme Manager.

Skills required: IT skills, fluency in Spanish and a good level of English are essential (Portuguese language skills also desirable). Knowledge of job hunting, CV writing, interview skills.

 

PROJECT FACILITATOR

Community Coffee Morning

About the role

Monthly coffee mornings, will take place at a local community café or partner organisation. We are looking for an enthusiastic individual interested in working with the Latin American and local community. This project and activities have the purpose of boosting community networking, integration and facilitating language and cultural exchange. The sessions will be loosely facilitated around a theme – initially planned by the English for all team and then by the group. Guests from the local area (community entrepreneurs, local charities, and local projects) will be invited to talk about what is going on and ways to get involved in the community.

Role Information

Days and Hours:Flexible (Depending on availability)/ 10 hours per month

Term: A minimum commitment of 6 months

Reporting to: Programme Manager Education, Employment & Training.

Key skills required: Spanish, English and Portuguese (desirable)

 

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