We are looking for a Casework Volunteer!
News 18 November 2021
Who we are
Room to Heal is a human rights charity and therapeutic community based in London. We support refugees and asylum seekers who have survived torture, trafficking and other gross human rights abuses to rebuild their lives in exile through an integrated programme of therapeutic and casework assistance. At the heart of our work lies the cultivation of community, through which our members can restore meaningful relationships with themselves and others, overcoming the legacy of their traumatic experiences. We support over 100 members from 30 different countries.
About the role
We are looking for volunteers to support our casework team 1 or 2 days per week, on Tuesdays or Fridays. This role will entail supporting our members in the provision of information, advice and advocacy. You will be working directly with members, so it is essential that you are prepared for a frontline position in which you will be supporting people in distress who are facing a difficult, often prohibitive immigration system. You will assist the caseworkers in a wide variety of casework-related tasks, such as applying for grants and other destitution support and researching education opportunities. In this role, you may be asked to advocate on behalf of members or support them to communicate with support services e.g. Universal Credit, colleges, medical professionals etc. You will receive training and materials from our caseworkers, and will be working closely with them.
We have a mixture of remote and office-based working styles and (preferences can be discussed at the interview stage). You will be provided with a laptop and phone for this role.
The deadline to apply for this role is Wednesday, 5th January, by 5pm. For all information, please download our volunteer role description below. To apply, please send a cover letter and CV outlining how you meet the person specification for this opportunity and why you are interested in volunteering at Room to Heal to Cat at firstname.lastname@example.org.