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 FAMILY SUPPORT ASSISTANT

As project assistant, you will work with the Family Support Worker to support Latin-American families with needs related to schooling and child well-being including GP registration, benefit entitlements and other child-related concerns at the school environment.

Days/ hours: 12 hours per week (Monday to Thursday 10 am to 5 pm)

Term: Minimum commitment of 3 months

 

COMMUNITY GARDENING PROJECT ASSISTANT

The volunteer Community Garden Supporter is a highly practical and mainly outdoors-based role. You will be supporting the project manager by with project activities such as weekly gardening sessions, on-site learning, public art activities, summer event, and community and volunteer engagement. You will also get involved in dynamic, creative and administrative tasks like carry out monitoring and evaluation sessions to track progress against planned outcomes.

Days and hours: Every Friday from 3.30 – 5.30pm

Term: August – December

 

VOLUNTEER ESOL COMPUTER BASED

As an ESOL Computer Based teacher in our English for Work project, you will be teaching basic IT and ESOL skills to individuals with very little or no knowledge of computing and English.
Through these lessons, you will help vulnerable adults to gain the necessary proficiency in IT skills English to integrate into broader society and to improve their lives. 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, positivity and patience are vital for this role. For this position fluency in English and basic IT skills are essential. Certifications such as Level 3-4 in Education and Training or CELTA/TEFL/TESOL are essential.

Days and Hours: Wednesdays 5pm – 8pm or Fridays 10am – 1pm.  Allow 3/4 hours per week including preparation time.

Term: Start/end date 18/09/2017 – 16/12/2017 with one week break 22/10/2017 to 29/10/2017.  Minimum voluntary commitment of 3 months

 

VOLUNTEER BILINGUAL HOMEWORK CLUB FACILITATOR

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. The children that attend our Homework club are new to the UK education system and English language. They are likely to have spent several months out of school, with some missing out on between 6 and 12 months of schooling as they wait for a place.

Days and Hours: Fridays 4-6pm

Term : 3 months

Start/end date:  04/09/17  – 15/12/17

 

VOLUNTEER DIRECTOR ASSISTANT

As a Director Assistant you will work closely with IRMO’s staff and volunteers to provide administrative support. You will help the director to make the best use of their time by dealing with secretarial and administrative tasks. You will need to familiarise yourself with the details of IRMO’s work; know who key personnel are (both external and internal); and understand the organisation’s aims and objectives. In this role, you will also be working closely with the Office Coordinator.

Days and Hours: Days and Hours: 3-5 days a week (including Thursdays) – 10 am to 5 pm.

Term: Minimum voluntary commitment of 6 months.

 

VOLUNTEER BILINGUAL RECEPTIONIST  (KEY CONTACT)

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. 

Days and Hours: Day TBC / 7 hours from 10 am to 5 pm

Term: Minimum voluntary commitment of 3 months.

 

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.  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, TESOL or CELTA are essential.

Days and Hours: Weekdays mornings 10am – 1pm and/or evening 6pm – 8pm.  Allow 3/4 hours per week including preparation time.

Term: Start/end date 18/09/2017 – 16/12/2017 with one week break 22/10/2017 to 29/10/2017.  Minimum voluntary commitment of 3 months

 

VOLUNTEER ESOL CONVERSATION CHIT CHAT

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. Our Chit Chat course is a drop in conversation class that help students to improve their confidence and speaking skills through practice of real life language.  Essential to this role is to be flexible, 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/TESOL or CELTA are required.

Days and Hours: Tuesdays 3pm – 6pm . Allow 3/4 hours per week including preparation time.
Term: From 06/06/2017.   Minimum voluntary commitment of 3 months

 

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 ESOL TEACHER FOR YOUNG PEOPLE (13-20  YEAR OLDS)

As volunteer ESOL teacher (13-20 years old ) will be responsible for planning and delivering creative and interactive classes for up to 10 students. Most of the young people that attend our ESOL classes are Spanish/ Portuguese speakers who have recently arrived in the UK from Spain or Latin America and as a result, do yet have a place in school or work employment and have little to no English language skills. The aim of these classes to equip youngsters with the language skills they need to: to reach their full potential; make new friends;  feel part of the wider English-speaking community, and rebuild their lives in the UK.

Days and Hours: Mondays and Wednesdays 6.00pm- 7.30pm (plus 1 to 2 hours for planning and preparation)
Term: Minimum voluntary commitment of 3 months
Skills Required: Fluent in English (essential) and intermediate Spanish or Portuguese (desirable)

 

 VOLUNTEER ESOL TEACHER FOR CHILDREN (5-12 YEAR OLDS)

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. Some children on the project are still waiting to start school in the UK and coming to IRMO is often the only time in the week they have fun and learn with children their age. For this reason, it is particularly important that our ESOL Teachers understand the challenges migrant children face and show empathy. The overall aims of the ESOL classes are to equip children with the English Language skills they need to: thrive and integrate more easily into their new schools; reach their full potential; make new friends; feel part of the wider English-speaking community; and rebuild their lives in the UK.

Days and Hours: Mondays or Tuesdays 4-6 pm

Term: Start/end date:  04/09/17  – 15/12/17

 

VOLUNTEER LEARNING PARTY FACILITATOR

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.

Days and hours: Thursdays 4:00-6:00 pm (plus 1 or 2 hours for planning and preparation)

Term: Minimum 3 months                                                                                        Skills required: IT skills, fluency in Spanish and English are essential. Portuguese desirable.

VOLUNTEER NEXT GENERATION BILINGUAL INTERPRETER/TRANSLATOR 

As bilingual interpreter, you will be part of a dynamic, multicultural and multilingual pool of volunteers that offer an interpreting and translation service for Spanish and/or Portuguese speaking service users. Next Generation project works with young volunteers (15-20 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 a period of 1 week-6 months
Age: 15-20 years old
Skills required: IT skills, fluency in English, Spanish and/or Portuguese

VOLUNTEER NEXT GENERATION PROJECT ASSISTANT

As project assistant, you will help the project manager to deliver timely and efficiently this project’s outcomes. You will the recruiting and interviewing of new volunteers in order to fill 30 available
vacancies. You will have an active role in defining volunteering opportunities and drafting role descriptions for young people and also will have the opportunity to help to put together a youth steering group that will develop the project, consult other
young people and help IRMO ensure remains relevant for participants. You will also help the volunteer team coordinate cultural activities for our volunteers. Next Generation project works with young volunteers (15-20 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 a period of 1 week-6 months
Age: 15-20 years old
Skills required: IT skills, fluency in English, Spanish and/or Portuguese

VOLUNTEER NEXT GENERATION PHOTOGRAPHER

As a photographer, you will responsible for putting together a photographic record of the activities of a dynamic and multicultural team of volunteers. In addition, you will be asked to edit selected images and work along the graphic designer in the creation of material to promote Next Generation. Next Generation project works with young volunteers (15-20 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 a period of 1 week-6 months
Age: 15-20 years old
Skills required: IT skills, fluency in English, Spanish and/or Portuguese

VOLUNTEER NEXT GENERATION GRAPHIC DESIGNER

As a graphic designer, you will propose and create new material and eventually update existing material to promote the activities of Next Generation. In addition, you will work with the project’s photographer to include relevant images in handbooks, flyers, brochures, etc. Next Generation project works with young volunteers (15-20 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 bi-monthly 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 a period of 1 week-6 months
Age: 15-20 years old
Skills required: IT skills, fluency in English, Spanish and/or Portuguese

VOLUNTEER NEXT GENERATION EVENT SUPPORTER 

As event supporter you will help the project manager to define, coordinate and deliver bi-monthly cultural and social events to help develop new friendships among the youth volunteers, and increase awareness of and celebrate other cultures. Next Generation project works with young volunteers (15-20 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 a period of 1 week-6 months
Age: 15-20 years old
Skills required: IT skills, fluency in English, Spanish and/or Portuguese

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 (15-20 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 a period of 1 week-6 months
Age: 15-20 years old
Skills required: IT skills, fluency in English, Spanish and/or Portuguese

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