Project Worker Volunteer, Wakefield - Refugee Council

Project Worker Volunteer, Wakefield

About the Resettlement Team
The UK government has committed itself to a Vulnerable Persons Relocation Scheme (VPRS) and the Vulnerable Children’s Resettlement Programme (VCRS) whereby people fleeing persecution from Syria and other regions are selected and processed in the region of origin and brought to the UK with their status already determined. Under these schemes a specific quota of refugees will be coming to the UK for resettlement. The Resettlement Team in Yorkshire and Humberside provides advice and support for resettled refugees to help them access services and mainstream provision, and establish community links. Working closely with local stakeholders and in partnership with other voluntary sector agencies running similar services across the UK, the Refugee Council resettlement team promotes both the integration and independence of this group.

The Volunteer Role
Volunteers will have the opportunity to support the Resettlement Team by carrying out a variety of tasks for the Project Worker and their clients who have been in the UK for less than 1 year. This support include meeting with clients at the drop-in (a session where clients meet with their Project Worker to discuss any issues they’ve had, or letters they’ve received), and helping clients attend outreach sessions without the Project Worker.

For more information please see the attached Task Description – Refugee Starter Pack Pick Up Volunteer

To apply please complete the attached application form and send to Fleur Gribble. Application_Form_Volunteering_2018