Volunteers

“Involve people in the problem and work out the solution together”

                                                                                                                                     Stephen R. Covey

We suggest checking out out Do-it page to see if we need any volunteers right now.

If you are interested in what you have read and would like to join us,

please contact us at evelyn@localhost or give us a call on 020 7697 4100

We are currently looking for:

AGM volunteer

We are looking for volunteers in assisting with out Annual General Meeting (AGM). There are several possible roles needed to help us deliver a fantastic AGM on 1st December 2016.

This is for anyone interested in looking to learn how to organise a large charity event with guests from local government and Refugee and Migrant community organisations/charities. We need help with media publicity, planning, organising and help on the day.

Practical Considerations

Tasks will involve:
• Preparing for the AGM
• Contacted relevant parties and stakeholders
• Arranging Entertainment and catering
• Providing help on the day
• Being a useful source of information for guests on the day
• Carry out ad hoc assistance as required

Please see this opportunity on our D0-it page.

 

Research Support Volunteer

The Evelyn Oldfield Unit is running an accredited course that trains members of London-based refugee and migrant community groups to conduct research relevant to their work and use their research findings to influence, campaign, and fundraise. The volunteer will support the course tutor in delivering the course and with research consultancy for other refugee and migrant community organisations.

The volunteer will support the tutor in the following areas:
• Delivery of weekly sessions of the Research for Action and Influence course;
• Supervising the learners throughout the course, including with assessments;
• Further developing existing learning materials, preparing schemes of work and maintaining records to monitor student progress, achievement and attendance;
• Ensuring that learners are consulted regularly about their views and ideas for the development and delivery of the project;
• Networking and communicating with relevant people and organisations;
• Supervising the learners in preparing research reports and end of project public presentations;
• Organising an end of project conference in June 2016;
• Research consultancy and support for other refugee and migrant community organizations;
• Monitoring and evaluating the impact of the project.

Please see this on our Do-it page.

 

Admin Volunteer Support

We are looking for someone who can support the admin worker with administrative duties.

We are looking for someone reliable and able to commit to a minimum of three months volunteering. A minimum of 4 hours, 1 or 2 days during office hours of admin worker (Wednesday to Friday)

Skills required:
• Fluency in English and preferably a knowledge of another community language
• Good IT skills using the internet, Outlook, Microsoft Word and databases
• Confident and competent in using PC system and printer
• Excellent communication manner (face to face, phone and email)
• Have attention to details
• Ability to conduct telephone and internet research
• Ability to think innovatively and to find suitable solutions when facing problems
• Able to work with minimal supervision and use initiative

You will gain vital knowledge and experience of providing adminstration to a small charity.

Tasks will involve:
• Support admin worker
• Provide administrative support to the Director and the staff
• Reception support – greeting clients and visitors, answering the phone, sorting post, record keeping and data entry.
• Offer support in organising conferences, meetings and other events
• Entering, retrieving and adding data in a database
• Preparing and typing documents in the computer, printing/scan documents
• Carry out ad hoc administrative duties as required

Please see this opportunity on our D0-it page.

Social Media and Website Volunteer

We are looking for a volunteer to help manage our social media and communications.

The duties / tasks are:

• Create an attractive web presence for the organisation that will appeal to both potential members of the group and also Interested funders

• Generating regular content on social media (Twitter, Facebook) to recruit new volunteers and to engage our followers

• Helping produce the EOU’s e-bulletin

• Maintaining and updating our website

What we are looking for

• Creative Web skills
• Good social media understanding and knowledge
• Good interpersonal and communication skills and experience using social media
• Good IT skills using the internet, Outlook, Microsoft Word and databases
• Fluency in English and preferably a knowledge of another community language
• Excellent communication manner (face to face, phone and email)
• Have attention to details
• Ability to think innovatively and to find suitable solutions when facing problems
• Able to work with minimal supervision and use initiative

Please see this opportunity on our Do-it page.

 

Fundraising Bid Writing Training Volunteer

The Evelyn Oldfield Unit is recruiting a volunteer with skills and/or experience in bid writing and funded-project management. The volunteer will be assisting in the development of workshops, aimed at assisting voluntary and community organisations to successfully access funding. This could include, writing better bids, submitting financial claims, managing a project, reporting, monitoring and evaluation, and other relevant areas.

The volunteer may also play a role in the delivery of one-to-one surgeries, to assist organisations in writing better bids, submit correct claims, and manage projects.

Knowledge or experience of the European Social Fund and/or employment and skills focused projects/funding would be considered an asset.

Depending on the skills they bring, the volunteer may have the opportunity to develop training materials, deliver training, and provide one-to-one surgery support to voluntary and community organisations interested in employment and skills focused projects in London.

Activities
The main activities of the project include:

• Delivery of workshops to improve bid writing skills for staff and volunteers from small voluntary and community organisations
• Delivery of workshops on project management
• Delivery of workshops on submitting financial claims
• Delivery of workshops on conducting research, monitoring and evaluation.
• Scheduling and delivery of one-to-one support surgeries
• Proof reading, language and writing skills support.
• Marking of draft bids and highlighting areas for improvement.
• Carrying out research, monitoring and evaluation for the Evelyn Oldfield Unit
• Reporting writing

The volunteer does not need to be able to contribute to all of these areas. The volunteer may contribute to one or more of these activities.
The volunteer will gain invaluable skills and experience in fundraising and Technical Assistance in the Third Sector.

Please see this on our Do-it page.

 

E3 ESOL Project Volunteer

We are looking for a volunteer to support and assist our development worker in the delivery of the E3 Project.
Knowledge of a foreign language (particularily Somali, Bengali and French) is a bonus but not a requirement.

The E3 Project aims to engage BAMER women (18+) who have been in the UK for over 12 months, and have low levels of spoken English and may be feeling isolated because of this. The programme aims to reduce isolation, enhance digital competency and communication, whilst providing English language skills.

The project will provide a basic English (ESOL) programme through digital learning (includes face to face sessions as well as online materials), and opens up into three optional routes:

• Social: Community Gardening
• Civil: Volunteering in your local community
• Economic: Developing your own market stall / pop up shop / enterprise activity.

Click here to read about the E3 Project

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E3 Project ESOL Volunteer Tutor

We are looking for volunteer tutors to help teach the lessons of the above E3 Project to learners with low level English.

Please email ruth@localhost expressing your interest or call 02076974100