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 bolivar.lucio@irmo.org.uk

Current opportunities

 

VOLUNTEER ESOL TEACHER FOR ADULTS

As a teacher in our English for Work project, you will be teaching English to mixed age adults helping (predominantly) Spanish and Portuguese speakers with very little grounding in English. At IRMO you can have a significant impact on your students’ lives, helping your learners to gain the necessary proficiency in English to integrate into broader society. Essential to this role is to be able to engage students and to create an inclusive environment, imparting knowledge in an informal, friendly and lively way. Classes will be of mixed ability and age-group; creativity and patience are vital for this role. For this position fluency in English is essential. Certifications such as Level 3-4 in Education and Training, TEFL or CELTA are desirable.

Days and Hours: Various  positions available (Mondays 10am – 1pm, Tuesdays 10am – 1pm, Tuesdays 6pm – 8pm, Thursdays 10am – 1pm, Thursdays 6pm – 8pm).  3/4 hours per week including preparation time.
Term: Start/end date 15/05/2017 – 05/08/2017.  Minimum voluntary commitment of 3 months

 

VOLUNTEER EMPLOYMENT RIGHTS ADVISER

IRMO offers advice and support on issues relating to the workplace. The main issues that people come to us for are non-payment of wages, lack of contracts, payment below the National Minimum Wage, non-payment of holiday or sick days and discrimination in the workplace. We also assist those interested in self-employment with matters such as applying for a National Insurance Number, paying the right amount of tax and reporting changes that may affect that amount, such as lack of employment contracts, withholding of payment, refusal to grant sick leave or holiday entitlement, unfair dismissal etc.

As Volunteer Employment Rights Adviser, you will run a drop-in clinic on Thursday afternoons (day and time negotiable, depending on your availability). This may include calling or writing to employers and/or doing additional research during or after the session. You may choose to also undertake an initial assessment with each individual prior to the session to ascertain whether it is an issue you are able to help with.

Days and Hours: Thursdays (flexible) 3 hours per week (suggested hours from 2pm to 5pm)
Term: Minimum voluntary commitment of 3 months

 

VOLUNTEER WELFARE ADVISER

As a Welfare Adviser, you will provide one to one information and advice on benefits, housing and tax, including benefit entitlements for families, children, housing and low income; housing problems; and tax credits. For this position, fluency in Spanish and English are essential, Portuguese is desirable

Days and Hours: Thursdays 10am to 1pm
Term: February – April 2017

 

VOLUNTEER CAREER MENTOR

The Step Up project at IRMO aims to support Latin Americans stuck in low-paid, insecure jobs. Through in-house training and one to one careers support, IRMO works to help individuals to achieve better contracts, move into a sector that is more suited to their interests and experience, and achieve London Living Wage. As a mentor, you will deliver one-to-one mentoring sessions to support mentees to identify and work towards key career goals. You will assist mentees in solving work-related issues, identify and remove barriers to better employment and other challenges that prevent the mentee from achieving their employment goals.

Days and Hours: Flexible
Term: Immediate start/A minimum commitment of 6 months

 

VOLUNTEER IMMIGRATION ASSISTANT 

As an Immigration Assistant,  you will shadow and assist IRMO’s OISC-certified Immigration Advisers in their work to offer confidential consultation on questions related to immigration and to deal with visa application procedures. You will not be providing advice.

Days and hours: 16/ week (flexible during the week, 10am to 6pm)

Term: Suggested commitment of 6 months
Skills required: IT skills, fluency in Spanish and a good level of English are essential (Portuguese language skills also desirable)

 

VOLUNTEER STEP UP PROJECT ASSISTANT

As a project assistant for the Step Up career and development project you will work with the Project Manager to plan and deliver a programme that aims to support low- paid Latin American workers to improve their employment conditions and move into better paid jobs and wellbeing. The project has three core activities: (1) in-house training for people with experience in the construction sector in Latin America or their previous European country, (2) sector-specific guidance and support and (3) mentoring for people with university and/or professional qualifications. As a project assistant, you will support the Project Manager across all aspects of the project, including contacting and following up with project participants, administration, responding to queries and monitoring of results.

Days and hours: Suggested minimum of 15 hours/per week. Days/times flexible depending on your availability
Term: Suggested 6 month commitment
Skills required: IT skills, fluency in Spanish and a good level of English are essential (Portuguese language skills also desirable). Knowledge job hunting, CV writing, interview skills 

 

 

Indoamerican Refugee and Migrant Organization