VOLUNTEER WITH RWC
The Refugee Women's Centre is run by a small core of co-ordinators and a team of vital long-term volunteers on the ground. We work in an all-female team of up to nine volunteers. They are supported by past volunteers and board members off-site who are in daily contact.
As part of the team, volunteers need to respond to ever-changing situations in a fast-pace environment. It is necessary to be adaptable and resilient. Activities vary each day but may include distributing material aid, connecting people with professional services, case work- including supporting women who have experienced SGBV and/or running a psychosocial activities, to name a few.
We understand that it is not always possible for people to volunteer on the ground. However, if you would like to support the RWC and have other skills to offer, such as advocacy, fundraising and visual content, we would love to hear from you.
Join Our Team
WHO CAN VOLUNTEER?
We welcome all women (age 21+) from diverse professional and personal backgrounds. Especially useful would be any of the following skills:
A working knowledge of French, Kurdish (Sorani), Farsi, Arabic, Tigrinya or Amharic.
Valid manual driving licence held for minimum of 2 years and/or own vehicle.
Experience working with vulnerable people.
Experience or background in social work, the prevention of and response to sexual gender-based violenc and/or psychology.
Experience and desire to run activities and workshops of any kind.
We are adapting to become a more long-term team. In this context, we hope to create fixed positions with more defined responsibilities. All of our volunteers must be to commit to a minimum of 4 months (possibly longer depending on the role), be over the age of 21, and have a DBS check or the relevant criminal record check.
Position: Community Link Volunteer
(starting as soon as possible)
(Farsi-, Sorani-, Arabic, Amharic- or Tigrinya- speaker)
Commitment: 4-6 months minimum
Application details available here.
Position: General Volunteer
(starting in September 2021)
Commitment: 2 months minimum
Requirements: at least 21 years of age; valid manual driving licence; understanding of French and English
Optional: knowledge of Arabic, Farsi or Sorani