Volunteer opportunities

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We have a wide range of in-person and remote volunteer opportunities across Birmingham, Glasgow, Greater Manchester, Liverpool and London. Some roles require specific qualifications (such as teaching), but the majority are roles that anyone could help with. If you are motivated to be involved in your community and support people of refugee background, come and get involved!

For more information about the roles, please contact [email protected].

Priority opportunity

We are looking for education volunteers in Greater Manchester who can run our face-to-face English for Work and Conversation Café classes. Could this be you? Apply below.

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Current roles

Current roles

Advice and guidance volunteer

Lead 1:1 advice and guidance appointments with refugees, helping them navigate the UK job market and achieve their career goals.

Current roles

Education volunteer

Join our education programme and provide English speaking, reading and writing support, as well as helping refugees prepare for the International English Language Testing System (IELTS) exam.

Current roles

Operations volunteer

Work closely with staff, either in person or remotely, on ‘behind the scenes’ projects and tasks that are vital to Breaking Barriers.

Current roles

Employed clients mentoring volunteer

A six-month mentorship with a refugee who is experiencing under-employment. Mentors and mentees are matched based on common professional sectors of interest/experience and work together towards clients’ long-term employment goals.

Current roles

Employment foundation volunteer

Help refugees build a strong base of employment and job-related knowledge, so they can go into the job market with confidence and increased independence.

Current roles

Interpreter/translator volunteer

Attend in-person/remote appointments to support refugees with lower levels of English to receive our full support. Or translate crucial documents into different languages.

Have more questions?

We're thrilled to hear that you're interested in volunteering at Breaking Barriers! If you have any questions about the current roles, or you would like more information about how your volunteering can make a difference for refugees, we're here to help. You can check out our FAQ page, or contact [email protected].

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