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Migrant Access Project Plus seeking volunteers in Beeston, Holbeck, Armley and New Wortley

Do you work with people who would like to get involved in the local community, share their experience with others and help make a real difference? MAP+ is an exciting new project in Beeston, Holbeck, Armley and New Wortley which brings communities together through volunteering opportunities and weekly get-togethers to support each other, help people […]

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Loads of free Online Resources

via Carolina at Cities and Collaboration Cities & Collaboration signed an agreement with www.bluebottlebiz.com. They offer an online learning collection that contains over 50,000 books and videos from 400 different publishers. The resources will be made available at no cost to refugees and to organisations that work with refugees (example volunteers, NGOs that look into […]

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Leeds City of Sanctuary are seeking Steering Group Members & are holding a Social on 6th November

via Pauline at Leeds City of Sanctuary After seven years we have reached a time of change and are seeking volunteers who could help to manage future projects and take forward the vision of Leeds as a City of Sanctuary. We need volunteers for our steering group, which co-ordinates and supports Leeds City of Sanctuary. This involves […]

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Volunteer Information Sessions for people wanting to volunteer with refugees and asylum seekers in Leeds – Last one in 2017!

Informal, impartial Information Sessions for people who want to: Find out which organisations in Leeds support refuge and asylum Discover what volunteer opportunities/roles are available Identify how their skills, knowledge and experience can be used Ask questions and access impartial information Please email Tina at hello@leeds.cityofsanctuary.org to reserve a place or ask for further information […]

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Volunteer Mentors Needed – Children’s Society

Do you have the skills to empower a young person to develop and grow? Would you like to help support young migrants in your community? The Children’s Society’s Connecting Opportunities works with new migrants 15 and above to develop their skills and opportunities to find work and be part of the local community. We’re looking […]

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Working in a Person Centred Way – September 5th. Free training for volunteers from LASSN

Register Now   Workshop looking at how to work with someone in ways that enable them to take more control of their situation Interactive workshop that will explore good practice in working with people on a one to one basis. Includes effective communciation skills; recognising your strengths and weaknesses when working with people; understand your own […]

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Volunteer Information sessions

Leeds City of Sanctuary and Help Refugees are hosting 3 meetings for volunteers during August and September who want to support asylum seekers and refugees in Leeds. The purpose of the meetings are to help people Get an overview of all the types of volunteering opportunities there are in Leeds, with organisations working around asylum […]

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Volunteers wanted for Hate speech Project

Leeds  have been invited to take part in a ‘ No hate speech project ‘ funded by the DCLG  to challenge hate crime on line. In order for the  project to commence we need to recruit  20 volunteers  across Leeds.  Can you spare  1 hour a week? Do you have a basic understanding of hate […]

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Asylum seekers, volunteering and the law

via Jon at LASSN Many organisations in Leeds offer volunteering opportunities to asylum seekers and refugees. This throws up a number of different issues, especially around background checks, safeguarding, and what kind of volunteering is permitted for people who are subject to immigration control.    Jon Beech from LASSN recently spoke at a VAL event and […]

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Refugees Guides Project

‘Tales of a City Tours is a new and exciting project, which aims to promote cross-cultural understanding and community cohesion through the development of cultural walking tours around Leeds, led by refugee guides. Each refugee guide would have the chance to tell stories about their home country, their culture, and their experiences in Leeds, to […]

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