Saturday, 2 October 2010

The Refugee Council.

Hurley House, 1 Dewsbury Rd, Leeds, West Yorkshire LS115DQ 0113 386 2210

Why volunteer?
Develop your skills, improve your knowledge of refugee issues and have fun

Volunteers make an invaluable contribution to the work of the Refugee Council and we currently have over 300 of them working in our offices across England. Volunteers allow us to increase the range and quality of services we offer our clients - without their support we would not be able to run many of our services.

Volunteering can also provide lots of personal rewards, from improving your skills and employability to meeting new people and supporting an issue you really believe in.
Develop your skills

Volunteering is a great opportunity to develop your skills as well as to learn new ones. You will be supported in your role by a volunteer co-ordinator or another Refugee Council member of staff. Volunteers can also access training to support them in their role. Volunteering will help you to develop your work skills and confidence.
Improve your knowledge of refugee issues and of the refugee sector

Many people chose to volunteer with the Refugee Council because they are interested in the issues or have personal experience of the asylum system. Whilst volunteering you will get the opportunity to learn more about the system and the issues facing refugees and asylum seekers. Volunteering will also give you an insight into how the refugee sector works and what the Refugee Council does to support refugees and asylum seekers in the UK
Have fun

As well as supporting the important work of the Refugee Council, volunteering is also about having fun. As a volunteer you’ll get the opportunity to work with interesting people on a variety of different projects. It’s a great way of meeting new people and making new friends.

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