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 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 WELFARE ADVISER

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: Advice & Information Project Manager

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

 

Indoamerican Refugee and Migrant Organization