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 Mentor

Peer Mentor 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.

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 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 so it may suit those who work full-time.
Currently we are looking for Polish, Romanian, Bulgarian and Lithuanian speakers. 

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 inquiries 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.

Romanian Intern

Want to work with us to help Romanians who experience exploitation, poverty and destitution? Do you want to gain experience working in a small charity?

We need a Romanian speaking person to help for one day a week in our office in West London. Your role would be to assist our staff with our Romanian clients with translating in our drop in sessions and longer appointments, support the staff with the case work and with outreaching to the Romanian community.

We offer training in how to work with disadvantaged people, the benefits system in the UK, mental health awareness and one to one support with members of our staff.

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 is flexible so it may suit those who work full-time.
We are currently 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 we are looking for Polish and Lithuanian volunteers. 

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.