Volunteering

VOLUNTEERING

Success of our charity largely owes to a team of dedicated, passionate volunteers whom we train and support to support our beneficiaries.

Our volunteers can count on great work experience in areas of advice, advocacy, social work and homelessness, research, consumer relations and many others. We offer them training, on-going support and, after minimum time commitment, valuable references.

If you think you have experience, skills and knowledge to share with other Easter European migrants who need our support, or you just want to meet new friends and give something back, please contact us!

We invest in training and support of volunteers so we ask you to commit to at least 3 months of volunteer placement. In return we pay travel expenses and modest lunch allowance (if you volunteer for us at least 4 hours continuously per day).

If you are interested in volunteer roles below please contact us on volunteering@eerc.org.uk quoting a role title in the subject line.

Currently recruiting:

Peer Educator

Peer educator is a volunteer role in our project funded by the Big Lottery Fund . The project is a comprehensive response to the needs of EE migrants who face disadvantage and/or are vulnerable due to lack of awareness of their rights and entitlements. The key emphasis of the project is on helping EE migrants maximise their income by finding better jobs or, if work is not a possibility, through claiming rightful welfare aid. Your role is to provide one to one support to our users providing IT tuition focusing on using internet for finding jobs and other opportunities, assisting our staff with outreach activities to target communities, providing important feedback for the monitoring and evaluation of the project occasionally, delivering workshops/training sessions for groups of users. You have to speak fluently in English and one of Eastern European languages.

To find out more, please download the full Peer educators Role Descripton here!

Graphic Designer

We are looking for a motivated graphic designer who is willing to donate his/her time to help us create visually appealing materials like presentations, flyers, posters, infographics and so on. The role is mostly performed from home or work so it suits those working full-time – a perfect match! If you have access to a laptop, broadband, designer software and know-how please be in touch. We need your expertise!

ERASMUS interns >>> Erasmus Placement Offer EEAC – Gateway Assistant

Gateway Assistant >>> EEAC volunteer role description – Gateway Assistant

Gateway Assistant is a real opportunity for everybody who wants to make real impact on lives of our users. You will help us with handling of enquiries and calls from people in need, collect important pieces of monitoring, and assist our caseworkers with appointments. Gateway Assistant is an excellent opportunity for all those who are interested in advisory roles (e.g. as solicitors, caseworkers, key workers), seek solid business administration experience and want to polish their communication skills. This role requires minimum time commitment, very good to fluent English language skills and very good literacy skills. CURRENTLY no places available.

Community Champion >>> EEAC volunteer role description – Community Champion

Community Champion is a volunteer role in our ‘Living Rights’ project co-funded by the European Commission. The goal of the project is to provide awareness and information on rights of EU nationals living in the UK. Your role is to support our work by helping the project co-ordinator to reach out to Eastern European communities living in Greater London and provide awareness raising workshops, outreach surgeries and other events. This role is perfect for those who have good understanding of one or more of Eastern European communities and have time and possibility to work on flexible basis, including evenings and weekends. You have to speak fluently in English and one of Eastern European languages. The role s flexible so it may suit those who work full-time.
Currently we are looking for volunteers who speak Slovak / Czech, Lithuanian.

Translator

Want to do some good but don’t have time for regular volunteering in our office in Hammersmith? We have a solution to that! We are seeking volunteers to translate written materials in English into Central and Eastern European languages. We are currently looking for people to help us with translating from English to: Slovak, Czech, Hungarian and Estonian. You will need a computer with a word processor and access to broadband with email address. If you have spare time in afternoon, evening or weekend and you want to make a difference – be in touch! CURRENTLY no places available.

Corporate volunteering

We invite companies to get in touch with us. We need you expertise and resources to help our users. We offer various opportunities for corporate volunteering, from speaking at workshops and providing a group mentoring to support in our operations and business planning. Your engagement may last one day or it may be a regular activity. Do not hesitate if your company is interested or if you work for a firm with corporate volunteering policy and want to do something for us within your volunteering allowance.