January 2019 – at the moment we are looking for volunteers for:

  • people who can fix and mend:  electrics, plumbing, decorating  and general maintenance
  • teachers for conversation classes and to take groups to venues in the city – walk and talk.
  • people to assist with fundraising – who know their way around WordPress or Social Media Platforms – and to help with the fundraising activities

Volunteers are central to enabling ALM to undertake all aspects of its work. There are over 130 volunteers working at the St Anne’s Centre. Volunteers may be

  • young or old
  • they may be established members of the UK community
  • they may be asylum seekers or refugees

Volunteers work in a variety of ways including:

  • basic case work on a variety of social issues (but not immigration unless training is undertaken);
  • general office work; computer data input
  • welcoming on the reception desk; answering the telephone; assisting with post
  • making tea and coffee, lunches, and preparing meals in the kitchen;
  • working in the clothes area assisting with sorting and sales;
  • gardening and working on the allotment;
  • organising events; fund raising;
  • teaching English or helping a teacher
  • and a multitude of other jobs!

Some of the volunteer roles need a regular commitment each week, often one day a week but times can vary depending on the volunteer role. Others are less regular; ie helping with Refugee Week

All volunteers receive induction training and ongoing support with further training opportunities offered as needed for different roles. All volunteers can claim expenses for travel to Asylum Link.

Look at our services page to see where you could fit in. Whatever you have to offer will be appreciated.

Please contact Gareth Hankinson, Deputy Manager,  at gareth@asylumlink.org.uk