Community Development Information Volunteer

Time Commitment:               At least 2 half days per week (Monday to Friday)

Responsible to:                     Community Development Team        

Location:                               17 Renfield Street, Glasgow

Duration:                                At least six months                

Scottish Refugee Council is committed to assisting asylum seekers and refugees to settle into life in Scotland. The Community Development Team works with the wider community assisting local asylum seeker and refugee community groups to identify and tackle issues and to support partners to develop appropriate networks, services and support. As a volunteer with us, you will play a key role in compiling and disseminating our e-Newsletter, liaise with different refugee community organisations in order to support dialogue, participate in and support community events and support our drop-ins.

What will I be doing?

Duties will be varied but will include:

  • Compiling, writing and emailing our Communities e-Newsletter
  • Supporting the team to develop and maintain contact lists and information.
  • Contacting refugee community organisations to support them to access our projects
  • Support the team to run our drop-in events for refugee community organisations.
  • Going to refugee community groups’ events and make contacts

 What skills or qualities do I need?

  • Effective communication and listening skills.
  • Experience in managing records and e-newsletter software desired
  • Be able to work independently as well as part of a team.
  • Reliability, empathy and trustworthiness.
  • An understanding of Equal Opportunities.
  • An understanding of the importance of confidentiality

What do I get out of it?

  • Meet new people from a wide range of backgrounds and experiences and work with a number of external partners.
  • Develop information management skills
  • Develop knowledge about community development work with asylum seekers and refugees
  • Develop knowledge of community issues and methods of working
  • Ongoing training and development.

There is the potential to continue beyond the initial six months.

To protect all our volunteers and service users this role is subject to a Disclosure Scotland check.

How to apply

The deadline for all applications is Monday 23 October at 5pm.

Please complete an application form and send it by email to: volunteering@scottishrefugeecouncil.org.uk

or post to: Volunteer Development Coordinator, Scottish Refugee Council, House, 6th Floor, 12 Renfield Street, Glasgow G2 5AH

Come to our Volunteering Open Evening!

 17 October Tuesday – 5-6:30pm

Scottish Refugee Council, Portland House, 17 Renfield Street, Glasgow G2 5AH

Join us to socialise with friendly members of staff and volunteers and receive information about the work of Scottish Refugee Council.

This meeting is open to everyone, regardless of immigration status. Come and ask your questions about volunteering with us, and we will be happy to help you complete an application form. You can also have a look at other volunteer roles and find an application form on our website at http://www.scottishrefugeecouncil.org.uk/support_us/volunteer

Any questions? Email us at volunteering@scottishrefugeecouncil.org.uk