Volunteer With Us

EERC is a small charity with big goals – and we are proud of what we do! Our goal is to be there to offer helpful advice and vital information to the Eastern European migrants struggling with destitution, poverty and exclusion. We do this thanks to our dedicated advice and advocacy teams, because we want to empower Eastern European migrants to make make choices about their lives and realize their potential as equal members of communities they live in.

What Volunteering With EERC Means

The success of our charity is owed largely to a team of dedicated and passionate volunteers whom we train and support.

Our volunteers can count on great work experience in areas of advice, advocacy, social work and homelessness, research, consumer relations and many others. Depending on the roles, we offer our volunteers training, on-going support and valuable references (minimum 4 months of continuous work).

We ask you to commit to at least 3 months of volunteering. In return, we pay travel expenses and modest lunch allowance (if you volunteer for us at least 4 hours continuously per day).

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 would not be able to do this without a reliable team of volunteers to help us out. We will be sharing our requests for volunteers with you on this page.

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


Current roles

Isolation Support Volunteers Needed

We are seeking compassionate volunteers who can make regular phone calls to vulnerable Eastern Europeans and help them cope with feeling lonely and isolated.

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Events Organising (Polish)

We are looking for creative and sociable volunteers to join our little East European Resource Centre volunteer team! You will be helping our Communities Support Manager with the set up and admin of events for our service users.

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DV Volunteer

East European Resource Centre is looking for volunteers to support our work with domestic abuse victims. We run a busy and vital service for Eastern European women, and we would need volunteers to help with research, organising support groups and translation.

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Current volunteers

The team is completed by our great volunteers who devote their time, knowledge and skills to help us achieve our mission. We encourage enthusiastic, like-minded people who want to devote their skills and energy to helping Eastern European Londoners to join our team of volunteers – if you are one of these great people please contact us at volunteering@eerc.org.uk .

Outreach

Marian

Originally from Brasov, Romania Marian is a Social Science graduate with a diverse professional background. After graduating he started working within the banking sector in Romania, after which he moved abroad and worked as a Logistics Coordinator in Doha. He then made a move to London a year ago and started working in Social Research and Operations Management. For the last few years Marian has been involved in several environmental and social campaigns trying to help bring about change in areas of interest such as environmental protection, food waste and social inequality.

Sorin

Born and raised in Romania, Sorin studied Economics, Political Science, and Maths at Harvard University in the US. After graduating, he worked as a research analyst for hedge funds in New York and London before deciding to focus on civil society and volunteering in the charity sector. Sorin is currently a campaign coordinator for the Britain Stronger in Europe campaign, a volunteer math tutor with The Access Project, a mentor for NEET 18-24 year olds with 2nd Chance, and an admissions interviewer with the Harvard Club of the UK. Sorin is involved in the Employment Rights Campaign and the Living Rights Project, coordinating outreach and leading information sessions for the Romanian community in London.

Tatyana

Tatyana was born and raised in Bulgaria. She has been living in the UK for 6 years and have met many Bulgarians at university but she’s been involved with the Bulgarian community in the UK mainly through activities that promote Bulgarian rich culture and folklore. She joined as our volunteer because she embraces our mission of improving individuals’ lives and the community as a whole. She’s now involved in the Employment Rights Campaign and the Living Rights project, coordinating outreach and leading information sessions for Bulgarians in London.

Cristina

Cristina comes from Romania. She works as a teaching fellow and researcher, and has a PhD in European Studies from King’s College London. Her keen interest in helping EU citizens apply to the EU Settlement Scheme is linked to her research interest for EU citizenship and free movement. Cristina volunteers on immigration-related issues since 2015, doing country-of-origin information research for Asylos.

Translators

Eszter

Eszter is from Hungary. She is interested in immigration and giving back to the community. She helps with translation of our outreach material.

Monika W.

Monika volunteers on our Polish translation team, and helps us with the translation of outreach material regarding COVID-19 and immigration. She has an MA in Specialised Translation, and offers up her time to give back to the community by making sure information exists in their language.

Georgiana F.

Georgiana is originally from Romania. She is a student of European Law, and an experienced legal advisor. Georgiana volunteers for EERC because she firmly believes that integration into a new community is essential for human well-being. She wants to give back to the community, by making this easier for people who struggle with adapting to their environment, and is part of our Romanian translation team, helping out with translation of outreach and communications material.

Sabina C.

Sabina comes from Romania. She volunteers on our Romanian translation team, with outreach and communications material regarding COVID-19 and immigration. She also offers her time with proofreading translated materials, and other ad hoc needs.

Emilia K.

Emilia is from Poland. She is a seasoned community interpreter, and volunteers on our Polish translation team. She has translated outreach material for us during the COVID-19 pandemic, making vital information accessible to our most vulnerable stakeholders.

Alicja K. 

Alicja comes from the North of Poland, and volunteers as a translator for EERC, helping with making outreach materials acessible to Polish-speakers. She was drawn to EERC out of a personal experience with being a migrant herself, and wants to give back to the community, to empower people and to provide them with helpful and easily attainable information in their mother tongue