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

 

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 17:00

Term: Minimum voluntary commitment of 3 months
Reporting to: Project Coordinators
Key skills: Spanish, Portuguese (desirable) and English

 

VOLUNTEER BILINGUAL HOMEWORK CLUB FACILITATOR

About the role

The over-all aim of the Homework Club is to help Latin American children thrive at school, overcome language barriers and reach their full potential. As a Volunteer Homework Teacher, your role would be to support the running of a weekly Bilingual Homework Club, supporting Spanish and Portuguese-speaking children aged 5-12 years old with their homework.

Role Information

Days and hours: Fridays 4:00-6: 30 pm (no planning/preparation time required)

Term: Minimum 3 months

Reporting to: Family Learning & Children’s Education Manager

Skills required: Fluency in Spanish & English are essential. Portuguese desirable.

 

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: 30 pm (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 (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: 30 pm (plus 1 to 2 hours for planning and preparation)
Term: Minimum voluntary commitment of 3 months
Reporting to: Family Project Coordinator

 

VOLUNTEER LEARNING PARTY FACILITATOR

About the role

To plan and deliver a diverse programme of creative activities that support children’s development and foster learning through art and play. As a Volunteer Learning Party Facilitator you will be working with Latin American children (mainly Spanish-speakers) aged 5-12 years old, who have recently migrated to the UK and are not yet in school or have only just started. As a result they speak little to no English.

Role Information

Days and hours: Thursdays 4:30-6: 00 pm (plus 1 or 2 hours for planning and preparation and 15/30 minutes tidy up time after session)

Term: Minimum 3 months

Reporting to: Family Learning & Children’s Education Manager

Skills required: IT skills, fluency in Spanish and English are essential. Portuguese desirable.

 

VOLUNTEER ESOL  TEACHER FOR ADULTS

About the role

Teaching English to people with little or no grounding in the language is a very challenging task, so patience and persistence will be required. Your contribution will be invaluable as by empowering your students through language you are pre-empting their possible lapse into long-term unemployment and social marginalisation in their community, together with the resultant stress this may place on their loved ones.

Role Information

Hours: 3/4 hours per week including preparation time

Days: TBC

Term: A minimum commitment of 3 months

Reporting to: Project Manager

 

VOLUNTEER IMMIGRATION ASSISTANT (non-advice giving)

Role Information

Days and hours: 16 hours a week (Tuesday or Wednesday and Friday from 10 am to 6 pm)
Term: Minimum commitment of 6 months
Reporting to: Immigration Legal Adviser

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

About the role

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.

 

VOLUNTEER WELFARE ADVISOR

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.

 Role Information

Days and hours:  Fridays 10 am-2 pm
Term: Minimum commitment of 6 months
Reporting to: Project Manager

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

 

 

 

 

 

Indoamerican Refugee and Migrant Organization