Patient, sympathetic and methodical? Join our caseworker team
Support volunteers needed for Reading Refugee Support Group in RG1
Reading Refugee Support Group has spent 25 years helping refugees and people seeking asylum as they try to rebuild their lives in Reading and greater Berkshire.
We are seeking Volunteer Caseworkers to join our Casework Team and directly aid our clients, by advising and supporting them with their issues around housing, benefits, legal status, poverty and more.
We need patient, sympathetic and methodical volunteers, who want to help our clients and are confident in following processes and advocating on their behalf.
Volunteer Caseworkers will be based in our busy Reading office and are needed for four hours per week. We also usually ask for a commitment of at least 6 months.
We offer two full days of OISC training as part of your induction, as well as continual ad hoc training. Previous experience in any advice setting is useful but not essential.
Location address line 1
35-39 London Street
Car parking for the volunteer?
Secure bicycle parking?
Near public transport?
How much time?
A few hours a week
What times and days of the week?
Mon AMMon PMTue AMTue PMWed AMWed PMThu AMThu PMFri AMFri PM
Any of these times
Additional timing details
Four hours weekly
Will suit someone like this:
Enjoys variety and changeSelf organised/motivatedPrecise and methodicalNegotiatorGood sense of humourPatientSupportiveCommunicatorEmotionally robust
Post suitable for supported volunteering?
Two days OISC Training, plus additional ad hoc training available.
Description of support
Staff Shadowing as well as formal training
Description of expenses
Reasonable travel and food expenses
Will I need my own transportation?
Will the volunteer be CRB or DBS checked?
Are references required?
Will there be an interview?
Are they properly insured?
Do they need a specific gender?
How many volunteers needed?
Opportunity added on
12 March 2019