Are you interested in offering your time to support refugees and people seeking asylum in Kingston?  

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We are currently recruiting for an exciting new role:   Social Media Volunteer

We want to grow our social media presence so we can operate in this space successfully, reaching out to people who may need support, encouraging support from the community and raising awareness of our work and impact.   If you are interested in applying, please read more about the role below and make an online application.   

We are also recruiting: Creative Mentors

RAK Creative Mentors share their knowledge and skills in a particular creative field with our clients to help them develop their own artistic talents. This hugely rewarding exchange provides a sense of personal development, a mindful outlet and a skill that could potentially be used in a professional capacity through our online store or within the context of their own entrepreneurial efforts.

Volunteer Drivers:

This volunteering opportunity provides our team with valuable support in the delivery of our fundraising efforts through the RAK online store.

Our volunteer recruitment process starts by expressing an interest using the online form below. This is followed by an interview (online at the moment) and an Induction.  

For all other roles, we will be advertising opportunities in September 2021 -  If you would like to express an interest now, we will be in touch in September 2021. 

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"Based on various life experiences in the UK and Korea, I provide interpreting services to North Korean defectors whose English is limited.

As the atmosphere here is very friendly, I really enjoy working and volunteering at RAK.

All staff at RAK work really hard and show infinite patience to clients who are mostly desperate due to their difficult situations.

Volunteering nourishes me - a healthy boost, self-confidence and life satisfaction.

Accordingly, dedicating spare time as a volunteer helps people in need and myself as well"

Jongnmoon Ko, Volunteer Interpreter

Current Volunteer Vacancies

SOCIAL MEDIA VOLUNTEER

An exciting opportunity to support the work of Refugee Action Kingston managing different social media channels. We are starting to explore how to engage with the community and promote volunteering.

We want to grow our social media presence so we can operate in this space successfully, reaching out to people who may need support, encouraging support from the community and raising awareness of our work and impact.

 

 

RAK Creative Mentors share their knowledge and skills in a particular creative field with our clients to help them develop their own artistic talents. This hugely rewarding exchange provides them with a sense of personal development, a mindful outlet through which they can express themselves and a skill that could potentially be used in a professional capacity through our online store or within the context of their own entrepreneurial efforts.

Mentor support can be provided in one-to-one meetings, groups, online or by phone. The mentor relationship can last between 6-12 months and involve a weekly meeting which is focussed on instruction and practice.

This volunteering opportunity provides our team with valuable support in the delivery of our fundraising efforts through the RAK online store.

  • Collecting clothing and other donations from donors' homes, the RAK office and other collection points.

Delivering donated items to our sorting facility, and on occasions, to other locations convenient for pick-up by our friends and service users. 

Volunteer interpreterWe always welcome applications for volunteer interpreters to assist us with our work. 

We are very keen to recruit people with interpreting experience  

Get in touch if you are fluent in both English and another language

All languages spoken by our refugee community are useful. We have a particular need currently for Mandarin, Russian, Tamil, Sinhalese and Vietnamese

 

We are currently looking for volunteer mentors who can offer weekly support to people who are looking for work, setting up their own business and/or working on their career development. 

 

Apply online

If you would like to apply to be a volunteer at RAK, the first step is to complete our online application form

 

Contact us

For more information about volunteering with us, get in touch.

Call: 020 8547 0115

Email:  amy.lenderyou@refugeeactionkingston.org.uk

Visit in person: Siddeley House, 50 Canbury Park Road, Kingston, KT2 6LX