We are looking for new volunteers: Become a mentor for disadvantaged Eastern European migrants!

 

From poverty, exploitation and social exclusion, disadvantaged Eastern Europeans in London face many problems, on grounds of poor language skills, poor IT skills, lack of knowledge of the system and lack of confidence.

Did you know that over a third of homeless people in London are Eastern European? Do you want to help us prevent this?

OurĀ missionĀ is giving voice and resources to migrants who experience destitution, exploitation in the work place and social isolation in order to help them make choices about their lives and realize their potential as equal members of communities.

Do you want to make a real difference in your community? Become a mentor for disadvantaged or vulnerable Eastern Europeans. Support and mentor people on their path to better employment and to better lives.

You will be delivering language specific and culturally sensitive one to one support, focused on job seeking, finding appropriate training and other practical advice for some of our most disadvantaged users.

We have been running this project since May with great results and helped people who just arrived in the country and didn’t know how to look for a job or house, people who had been in a low payed exploitative job for years, or people who were at risk of being homeless.

We offer great professional training in working with disadvantaged migrants, coaching people, mental health awareness, benefits system in the UK and more. Moreover, we work very closely with our volunteers, offering guidance and support, every step of the way.

This is a very flexible volunteer opportunity. We only require 2-3 hours a week to meet with your user, time and location are flexible as well.

Our training sessions are mandatory and they will take place in the 1st half of September, in the evening, at our offices in West London.

At the moment, we especially need Polish, Bulgarian but also Romanian and Lithuanian speakers.

We are a small charity, but with a big soul and we really depend on our amazing volunteers to be able to help as many people as possible. We are fun to work with and make great Eastern European inspired BBQs on our terrace, and our volunteers are always invited. Join us!

If you want to get involved or find out more, please get in contact with us at volunteering@eerc.org.uk

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