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Volunteer Assistant Hosting Project Coordinator (part-time)

About Beacon

We are a small Bradford-based charity that runs four projects providing practical support to asylum seekers. Most of our work is carried out by teams of very dedicated volunteers. In 2015 we celebrated our 10th anniversary.

About Beacon's Hosting Project

Over the past 9 years this small, volunteer-led project has accommodated more than 60 destitute asylum seekers, most of them for many months, in the homes of our wonderful volunteer host households in Bradford. At least a third of our guests have gone on to be granted leave to remain in the UK. Without our support, these people would be left street homeless in the UK or forced to return to the desperate situations from which they have been forced to flee.

What we are looking for

The demand for the Hosting Project is significantly greater than our capacity to respond. We are looking for one (or possibly two) people who would be able to volunteer 5-10 hours a week to assist our Project Coordinator to recruit, train and support more hosts. The nature of the project requires some flexibility, including some early evenings.
We are seeking an inspired individual who:

  • Has a genuine desire to make a real difference
  • Has some experience of voluntary or paid work with asylum seekers or refugees and
  • Has good spoken and written English and
  • Is IT literate and has access to a computer with internet

Travel and other expenses associated with the role will be reimbursed.

Interested to find out more?

Please ring or email Will Sutcliffe (Hosting Project Coordinator): 07505 053149;