Youth Activity Volunteer (Post: JJ666) - Refugee Council

Youth Activity Volunteer (Post: JJ666)

The Organisation

The Refugee Council is one of the leading organisations in the UK working with asylum seekers and refugees. Our operational teams based in various locations in England provide advice and assistance across a wide range of issues, including helping asylum seekers through the complexities of the asylum system, addressing issues of destitution and assisting refugees and asylum seekers to access key services including housing, welfare benefits, health, education and employment.  Our teams work with relevant agencies including the Home Office, Refugee Community Organisations, Local Authorities, Legal Service Providers, Housing Providers, Health Institutions, Job Centre Plus and other mainstream service providers.

 Context and purpose of the role:

The Refugee Council Children’s Section assists around 3000 separated children seeking asylum and refugees every year. We provide practical advice, support and advocacy. We also provide or facilitate English language and maths classes and a range of activities including life skills, study support, art and drama classes, sports activities and educational and recreational trips. Since the Covid-19 pandemic, we have adapted our services and are currently offering both in-person and remote provision to support children and young people. The youth activity volunteer will support the Youth Development team to provide a safe service to vulnerable children and young people in-person in south London and others across the country remotely.

The Youth Development Project is part of the Youth Services and it supports refugee and asylum-seeking children who are unaccompanied, to achieve in education and enjoy recreational activities. We run weekly psychosocial group activities and these include educational games, drama, music, presentations, and food and warmth from staff and volunteers all offered to a good number of children and young people every week. These social activities are often delivered in partnership with other organisations as well as visiting facilitators.

The Refugee Council is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. 

Volunteer role:

  • To provide support to young people attending the group;
  • To engage with young people and talk/ play with them;
  • To plan and deliver fun and learning workshops for young people;
  • To run social evening activities every Monday in coordination with staff and other volunteers;


For more information please see the job description and person specification found here

To apply for this role please complete the application form found here and send to 

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