Volunteer Chef's Assistant

Every week, JRS UK’s Day Centre welcomes around 100 destitute refugees and asylum seekers into a space where everyone is known, cared for and greeted by name. It provides for essentials like a freshly cooked hot meal, packs of toiletries and hardship grants, as well as a listening ear and a place to catch up with friends.

JRS UK is looking for a Chef’s Assistant to volunteer at our weekly Day Centre. Alongside our volunteer Chef, the Chef Assistant will help to prepare and serve a healthy, hot meal to over 100 of our refugee friends who attend our Day Centre each week. The Chef’s Assistant will also help in cleaning the kitchen once the food is cooked and ensure the smooth running of the kitchen throughout the day.

If you’re interested in this volunteer role, please e-mail uk@jrs.net to request an application form.


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Day Centre Volunteer: Vietnamese Speaker

Every Thursday JRS UK run a day centre where we welcome destitute refugees into a warm and friendly environment. Our Day Centre volunteers help in a number of ways throughout the day and ensure that our refugee friends are greeted by a friendly face and have a listening ear. For some of our refugee friends who do not yet speak English, even the simplest tasks can become daunting, and feelings of isolation and loneliness are often overwhelming.

For this reason, we are currently looking for volunteers who are available to accompany our Vietnamese-speaking friends who have recently been released from detention, supporting them while they are improving their English. In addition to helping with general tasks of the Thursday Day Centre, this role will include opportunities to spend time getting to know our refugee friends.

This role will require a regular commitment of a minimum of 3 months every Thursday, 09:45 – 16:00 at JRS UK’s Day Centre, The Hurtado Jesuit Centre.

If you’re interested in this volunteer role, please e-mail uk@jrs.net to request an application form.


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Accompaniment Volunteer: Reporting

JRS UK runs a weekly Day Centre, which welcomes and provides services for destitute refugees and other forced migrants. Many of our refugee friends are required to report to the Home Office immigration authorities at a frequency and time set by the Home Office. Going to report can trigger fear or high levels of anxiety or disorientation.

JRS UK are looking for volunteers who can accompany, in person, refugee friends who would welcome this form of moral support. As a volunteer, you will offer a reassuring presence whilst showing personal sensitivity and respect to our refugee friends.

If you’re interested in this volunteer role, please e-mail uk@jrs.net to request an application form.


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Accompaniment Volunteer: Embassy

JRS UK runs a weekly Day Centre, which welcomes and provides services for destitute refugees and other forced migrants. Many of our refugee friends are in limbo because they cannot get documentation – the UK does not recognise their right to be here and countries that they are from refuse to document them. In some cases, the Home Office have disputed their nationality. For some, a way forward is to show they are unable to obtain documentation by trying to do so, by approaching the embassy. This is a big step to take and they need someone to be with them not only to give moral support but also to witness and record what happens and be ready to give evidence of this.

JRS UK are looking for volunteers who can accompany, in person, refugee friends who would welcome this form of support when visiting embassies. By going with them, making notes, recording what happens, and drafting statements we can help build up crucial evidence to support fresh claims or applications where people are stateless.

If you’re interested in this volunteer role, please e-mail uk@jrs.net to request an application form.


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

020 7488 7310
uk@jrs.net

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