CURRENT OPPORTUNITIES

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Refugee host with 'At Home'

“They showed me acceptance and love…unconditional love. I felt like a part of the family, I truly felt at home.”

– Henry, an ‘At Home’ guest

JRS’s definition of hosting is when someone with a spare room accommodates a person seeking asylum as a ‘guest’.

One of the greatest challenges faced by the people accompanied and supported by JRS UK is the lack of accommodation. The JRS ‘At Home’ programme responds to this need through organising accommodation for an agreed period with individuals, families, parishes, and religious communities for people who would otherwise be homeless.

If you live in the London area and have the space, you could make a huge difference to the life of someone that we support.


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Read more about At Home hosting scheme: jrsuk.net/at-home-hosting-scheme

 

Detention Social Visitor

“I strive to accompany them so that they know they have someone who will walk with them, without fear of judgement or condemnation.”

– Sr Vui, Detention Outreach volunteer

JRS UK are looking for volunteers to visit those who are held at the Immigration Removal Centres near Heathrow Airport. Thousands of people experience immigration detention in the UK every year with no time limit on how long they will be detained. Those detained are often isolated and alone – social visits provide a vital connection and source of strength to those detained.


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Minimum time commitment for this role: 12 months

We particularly welcome applications from speakers of other languages especially: Albanian, Amharic, Arabic, Farsi, Kurmanji, Mandarin, Polish, Portuguese, Punjabi, Sorani, Spanish, Urdu, Vietnamese.

JRS will provide induction and support to all volunteers.

Detention Clothing Volunteer

Do you have an eye for clothes and design?

JRS UK are looking for volunteers to assist in sorting, sourcing, repairing and making good quality clothing for people who are held at the Immigration Removal Centres near Heathrow Airport. Thousands of people experience immigration detention in the UK every year with no time limit on how long they will be detained. Those detained are often isolated and alone – providing quality clothing to meet people’s needs when they are in detention or when they are released can provide much needed support and dignity.

We welcome applications from those with a basic knowledge of sewing and an interest in design.


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Minimum time commitment for this role is one day a week (Mondays if possible): 6 months

JRS will provide induction and support to all volunteers.

Gardening Volunteer

“[gardening] helps me to focus my mind and stops me from worrying about my problems and whatever challenges I am experiencing.”

– Marium*, resident

We are looking for volunteers to take over our gardening project at our women’s house, Emilie House, and take on the exciting opportunity to set up gardening project at our new house for men, Amani House.

Our gardens require year-round attention to keep them in good condition for the residents seeking respite in our houses, and their visitors. The volunteers will guide and teach refugee friends about gardening so that they can learn a new skill as well as take ownership of caring for the garden.

Read the role description here.


Apply here


Jesuit Refugee Service UK
The Hurtado Jesuit Centre
2 Chandler Street, London E1W 2QT

020 7488 7310
uk@jrs.net

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