Volunteer and Student Placements

The Refugee Council Therapeutic Services offers emotional and practical support to refugees and asylum seekers trying to find ways to cope with their traumatic experiences.

Your support as a volunteer is the reason we can do this.

vol and students 2Do you feel you could make a positive difference in the lives of asylum seekers and refugees? Do you have experience or skills you feel you could share?  Are you a 3rd year counselling or psychotherapy student looking for a placement?

Whether as Therapeutic Counsellors, befrienders, advisors, administrators, bi-lingual support or any of the other roles so vital to meeting the needs of our clients, volunteers contribute to all sections of Therapeutic  Services.

Our volunteers have the opportunity to experience working alongside our experienced staff as a valuable and valued member of our team. And as part of our commitment to you we will provide you with development opportunities such as CPD and where possible professional training courses.
We have offices in East London, Leeds, Birmingham and Luton. If you feel you would like to work with us we ask you to commit to one day/one session per week for a minimum of six months.

We will consider applications from 3rd year students or those who have a significant amount of relevant work experience. This may include providing one to one support in a therapeutic, social work or clinical capacity, running groups or other work with refugees and/or asylum seekers.

To see current volunteer opportunities follow this link: http://www.refugeecouncil.org.uk/how_you_can_help_us/volunteer 

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