Opportunity of the Week @ Klevis Kola Foundation

This week's featured volunteer opportunity is:

Refugee Women's Group Volunteer, Klevis Kola Foundation

Opportunity Description

The Klevis Kola Foundation is a charity supporting refugees and asylum-seekers living in South-West London which helps them to play their full part in the community. Arriving as a refugee in the UK can be a terrifying and disempowering experience. Difficulties with language, accessing services and overcoming prejudice are ever-present. We exist to help refugees overcome those challenges, and to help them rebuild their lives.

As part of our wider work with refugee and asylum seeking families we run a women's coffee morning that aims to provide a safe and welcoming space for refugee and asylum seeking women from a range of different backgrounds and provide them with an opportunity to share and learn new skills. The coffee morning gives isolated and newly arrived women an opportunity to make new friends, practice their English, engage in arts & crafts activities as well as access information and advice.

Role description:

  • Creating a welcoming environment and socializing with women
  • Supporting the delivery of conversational ESOL activities
  • Supporting activity leaders in delivering sessions (leading breakout groups, one on one work with women)
  • Interpreting (if required)

Benefits to the Volunteer

We offer a comprehensive training programme to all our volunteers. In addition to training on working with refugee and asylum seeking women, you will have access to the following training sessions:

  • The asylum system in the UK
  • Working with vulnerable young people
  • Project management
  • Team management
  • Research methods
  • Presentation skills
  • Grant writing
  • Event planning

Skills & Qualifications Required

Essential:

  • A commitment to gender equality and refugee and migrants' rights
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
  • Ability to establish rapport with a wide range of people

Desirable:

  • Experience of working with refugee and asylum seeking women
  • Experience of working with survivors of domestic violence and/or gender-based violence
  • Counselling experience
  • Facilitation experience
  • Experience of teaching ESOL
  • Knowledge of Somali, Tigrinya, Amharic, Pashtu, Farsi, Dari, Urdu, Arabic or French

To apply for this opportunity, please complete a registration form or apply via the Do-it website.

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