The Refugee and Migrant Centre aims to contribute to an improvement in the quality of life of asylum seekers, refugees and migrants. We contribute to the settlement and integration of refugees and migrants living in the Black Country and Wolverhampton. Particularly we offer advice and guidance on accessing health services but also in the areas of housing and destitution, education...
Volunteer Mentor - UASC
This opportunity is ongoing, with no end date.
We are looking for creative, enthusiastic and positive role models for young, unaccompanied asylum seekers who are in the UK alone or with limited access to positive relationships outside professional support.
You will be engaging, motivating and encouraging young people to access early intervention, feel part of their community and helping create personalised support for each person.
Hours per week
12 over 2 days
A friendly and approachable personality is required
A good level of English reading and writing
Basic computer skills
A basic knowledge of the asylum system
Essential languages - Kurdish, Arabic, Vietnamese, Tigrinya, Amharic or Farsi
Benefits to self
You can gain a OISC qualification
Develop key employability skills
Receive personalised supervision and support sessions
Access progressive induction and training provided
Experience of working with new arrival communities