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

Coming opportunities

VOLUNTEER  NEXT GENERATION COMMUNITY SUPPORTER 

As a Community Supporter, you will be involved in the Next Generation project providing all-round support from recruiting and interviewing new volunteers to updating vacancies or, for instance, planning field trips. In addition, you will help to put together a youth-steered group to develop the project, consult other young people and ensure activities remain relevant for participants. Next Generation project works with young volunteers (18-20 years old) that participate in different roles in IRMO and partner organisations to engage and support, mainly but not exclusively, migrants from the Latin American community. Through volunteering, young people develop new skills, gain experience and increase confidence. In addition, volunteers can participate in bimonthly cultural trips and mentoring sessions to learn about education and career opportunities.

Days and hours: Flexible. Suggested Monday or Friday
Term:Minimum 30 hours over one month period 
Age: 15-20 years old
Skills required: IT skills, fluency in English, Spanish and/or Portuguese

 

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 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: Monday through Friday mornings or afternoons. Alternatively, two days a week 10:00 am to 17:00Term: Minimum voluntary commitment of 3 months
Reporting to: Project Coordinators
Key skills: Spanish, Portuguese (desirable) and English

PROJECT ASSISTANT LATIN AMERICAN FAMILY PROJECT

About the role

IRMO’s Family Project seeks to achieve three key differences: improve children’s access to education, increase their peer relationships and improve family relationships. As Project Assistant, you will support the Family Support Worker in their work to advise families on issues relating to schooling and child wellbeing; including GP registration, child benefit entitlement and school admissions.

Role Information

Days and hours: 16 hours per week / 10am to 5pm
Term: Minimum voluntary commitment of 6 months
Reporting to: Project Manager – Sara Munoz Fernandez
Skills required: IT skills, Spanish, Portuguese (desirable), and English

 

ESOL TEACHER FOR CHILDREN (8-12 year olds)

About the role

We are looking for an enthusiastic, creative and pro-active individual with experience teaching children to run one of our weekly ESOL classes for Spanish/Portuguese speaking children who have recently migrated to the UK. The post-holder will be responsible for planning and delivering creative and interactive ESOL classes for up to 10 children aged 8-12 years old.

Role Information
Days and Hours: Tuesdays 4-6:30pm (plus 1 to 2 hours for planning and preparation)
Term: Minimum voluntary commitment of 3 months
Reporting to: Family Project Coordinator

ESOL TEACHER FOR CHILDREN (5-7 year olds)

About the role

We are looking for an enthusiastic, creative and pro-active individual with experience teaching children to run one of our weekly ESOL classes for Spanish/Portuguese speaking children who have recently migrated to the UK. The post-holder will be responsible for planning and delivering creative and interactive ESOL classes for up to 10 children aged 5-7 years old.

Role Information
Days and Hours: Mondays and Tuesdays  4-6:30pm (plus 1 to 2 hours for planning and preparation)
Term: Minimum voluntary commitment of 3 months
Reporting to: Family Project Coordinator

ESOL EDUCATION, TRAINING AND EMPLOYEMENT SUPPORT OFFICER

ABOUT THE ROLE
The ESOL Education, Training and Employment Officer position offers advice and assists young people when applying for ESOL programmes across London. Furthermore, the service supports young people who want to further training, work experience or job opportunities which are relevant to their aspirations. It will be your duty to provide one-to- one support for the growing number of beneficiaries who want to write and/or improve their CV as well as beneficiaries who want access to possible grants and/or training and internship opportunities. The purpose of the role is to support, guide and advice young people so they can strengthen their employment prospects.

Role Information

Days and hours: 2 Times per week. 6 hours total. 2 Hours of Monthly meetings with Project Manager
Term: Minimum 6 months commitment
Reporting to: Latin American Youth Forum (LAYF) Project Manager
Start date: ASAP

Volunteer Family Support Assistant

About the role
Support the Family Support Worker helping Latinamerican families with needs related to schooling and child wellbeing including GP registration, benefit entitlements and other child related concerns at the school environment.
Skills necessary to make a difference to the families which have recently migrated to the UK with children in school aged. Families speak little to no English and children are either not yet in school.

Role Information

Days and hours: 8 hours per week (Monday to Thursday 10 to 6pm)
Term: minimum commitment of 6 months
Reporting to: Project manager – Sara Munoz Fernandez
Key skills required: Spanish, Portuguese (desirable), and English

WELFARE ADVISER

Role Information

Days and hours: Fridays 10am to 2pm

Reporting to: Project Manager

Skills required: Interpersonal and communication skills, IT skills, fluency in Spanish and English are essential, Portuguese (desirable)

About the role

As welfare adviser, you will provide one to one welfare information and advice on benefits, including online housing benefit applications, housing issues, working and child tax credit, universal credit, and tax rebates. You will also provide independent information and advice to individuals about social security benefits.

 

   

 

Indoamerican Refugee and Migrant Organization