Volunteering opportunities

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Volunteers: Helpers and Voices

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Attached to social justice?

Want to be part of a warm and dedicated team?

Feel welcome already!

We have up to 20 volunteers working with us, from all sorts of professional and cultural backgrounds, helping on housing advice, benefits advice or immigration. We are grateful to count on their generosity and their creativity.

Charities rely enormously on the support from all citizens who share their values and convictions. Volunteers are this essential link between the voluntary sector and the rest of the society.

Credit: Rebecca MacPhail
Credits: Rebecca MacPhail
Credit: Rebecca MacPhail       

 

Come forward, apply, and join us!

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Tim Lehuraux, our Volunteer Coordinator, is in charge of recruiting volunteers to a wide range of new, diverse and exciting opportunities on offer. At the moment, we would very happy to welcome:

  • A Romanian-speaking volunteer to help caseworkers provide support/advice to people from the Roma community in Govanhill.
  • Money Skills volunteers (Speakers of other languages) to follow training and shadow of caseworkers on cases of budgeting skills, debt management, or access to benefits. Volunteers will be then asked to run community workshops to spread the knowledge acquired and identify potential clients.

If you would like to know more about the volunteering programme related to our Money Skills project, please join us for an information session and meet with our advisers. Let Tim know at tim@positiveactionh.org

 

We also regularly look for new volunteers on the following roles, and therefore future opportunities shall be expected.

  • Lifeline casework assistants to assist caseworkers on a number of tasks (interviews, form filling, admin) to help destitute asylum seekers and refugees. If you speak Arabic, Farsi or Kurdish, that’s even greater!
  • Receptionists to run the reception area (welcoming visitors and service users, signposting to other services). The bass guitar in a band: you don’t always notice it , until it’s not there and your harmony is lost.

In the near future, we will also be very happy to welcome:

  • Private housing advise assistants, to help caseworker deliver advice to private tenants in Glasgow
  • Befrienders as part of the befriending programme targeting isolated clients such as single mothers, older people, lone individuals.
  • Home Visitors to take part in the management of the network of Room for Refugee hosts.

We are happy to cover travel expenses, lunch expenses (up to £3), provide references and deliver certificates to all of you who join the team.

If you are interested in current or future opportunities, feel free to apply online as soon as now, and we will be in touch.

For more information please contact Tim by email: tim@positiveactionh.org or by telephone on 0141 353 7964.

But also…

Refugee hosting

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We need more volunteers to offer a spare room or more to a refugee family, women or man or Unaccompanied Asylum Seeking Children, especially in Glasgow and London. Please see Host a Refugee or visit www.roomforrefugees.com if you are interested in supporting refugees by offering accommodation. For other inquiries regarding Room for Refugee, please send an email to home@positiveactionh.org.

Winter Surgery – 18 & 19 December 2018

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Every year before Christmas, Positive Action organizes a Winter Surgery over two days, where people at risk of homelessness or destitution will be coming through our doors – by appointment – to receive a range of support to see them through winter. Volunteers are always welcome to help out over this busy period, and share a collective moment around Christmas and the holidays, under the sign of empathy and solidarity.

 

Winter Surgery December 2018 – The Dream Team

Winter Surgery December 2017 – staff and volunteers wearing the same colours