Conversation Club Volunteer

Date posted
30 November 2018
Contact Name
Fleur Gribble
Email an enquiry Call on 0113 386 2219

The resettlement team provides advice and support for resettled refugees who have come through the Vulnerable Persons Resettlement Scheme (VPRS), and the Vulnerable Children Resettlement Scheme (VCRS). 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 integration support package includes help with orientation and longer-term issues such as health, accessing education and employment, community development support and volunteer co-ordination to involve local people in the programme.

The Refugee Council runs a weekly drop in, for clients, in York every Thursday from 1-4pm. This is an opportunity for clients to meet with their project worker/independent living adviser. Many clients stay for the whole session and so we have arranged a conversation club to engage clients while they are not with the project worker.

The volunteers at the conversation club/drop-in are responsible for creating a welcoming environment. This is done through two ways:

- Supporting clients to improve their English. This involves working with the Community Development Worker to create resources to stimulate English conversation, and using these ideas/resources at the drop-in with clients.

- Being responsible for helping with the general running of the drop-in, which involves welcoming clients, monitoring who they need to see, alerting them when they project worker is ready to see them, and fundamentally making sure they feel settled.

For more information please see the attached Task Description.Volunteer Task Description Conversation Club York

To apply please complete the attached application form and send to Fleur Gribble.Application Form Volunteering 2018