Volunteer


The Helen Bamber Foundation would not be able to provide our vital services to survivors without our dedicated volunteers. The Foundation is enormously grateful for the generosity and dedication of our volunteers.

Current volunteer opportunities include:

THERAPY

As a Volunteer Therapist within the Helen Bamber Foundation, you will be responsible for providing evidence-based and evidence-informed therapeutic interventions to clients of the Helen Bamber Foundation.

This role will include delivery of highly specialised psychological assessments for clinical purposes, provision of appropriate therapies. The role can involve additional duties as required by the service and according to the professional development interests and skills of the volunteer.

We look for a minimum of a 6 month commitment of at least half a day a week (or two ongoing treatment clients), plus attendance at a supervision group at least monthly.

In return we will provide specialist supervision on evidence-based therapies for psychological problems experienced by our client group, including Narrative Exposure Therapy and trauma-focused cognitive behaviour therapy for PTSD, and CBT for depression.

Please note that we sometimes have opportunities for volunteer therapists, and occasional opportunities for final year trainees.

Also:

1. We can only take volunteer therapists who are qualified have UK registration as a therapist (either with the HCPC or a similar body), and training in providing evidence-based treatment.

2. If the person would like a trainee placement, they are welcome to contact us, but as we get lots of requests we may not be able to get back to them unless there is an opportunity available.

If interested please contact Dr Francesca Brady. Job description here.

LEGAL

HOUSING AND WELFARE

This is a great opportunity to join the Welfare & Housing Casework Service, a service aimed at preventing social deprivation and increasing the socio-economic well-being of our client group.

We are looking for a volunteer who can come on either Monday, Tuesday and/or Wednesday.

Job description here.

Please send your CV and short Cover Letter outlining your relevant skills and experience (please refer to the role and person specification) to zoe@helenbamber.org

COUNTER TRAFFICKING

INTEGRATION

1 day per week, minimum 6 month commitment

This is an exciting opportunity to join the Creative Arts program which provides a creative outlet, a community and an opportunity for clients to learn new skills.

MAIN DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES

• Building up a small caseload of clients for whom you are responsible

• Assisting clients to identify and access appropriate education and community opportunities such as college enrolment, volunteer opportunities or our creative arts programme.

• Referring clients internally and externally as appropriate for specialist help if required.

• Making individual grant applications for clients with education needs

• Maintaining accurate and timely client records and follow-up work

• Occasional outreach and accompanying

• Other administrative duties as required, including database management and filing

Find the full role description here

Please send your CV and a short cover letter to lauren.stewart@helenbamber.org

Please note that successful candidates will be offered the volunteer position subject to a DBS check and suitable references.

HAPPY BABY COMMUNITY

We are looking for volunteers with experience of teaching all levels of English to support the Happy Baby Community in both south and north London. The commitment is for 2 hours a week on a Friday or Monday morning 11-1pm. Very happy if you are only able to work fortnightly or on workshops.

Please send your CV and short Cover Letter ‌outlining your relevant skills and experience (please refer to the role and person specification) to Lucy Bracken E: lucybracken@me.com. Please head your email “English Volunteer Application''.

ADMINISTRATION

2 days a week, preferably Thursdays and Fridays.

We are currently seeking an enthusiastic volunteer to assist our receptionist in hosting our busy reception area and friendly waiting room. In this voluntary role, you will use your excellent interpersonal skills to welcome clients and visiting professionals as well as other volunteers to the Helen Bamber Foundation, making them feel comfortable, attending to any immediate needs they may have, assisting them with their queries and notifying clinicians and other staff of their arrival.

You will be at the heart of an exciting team of experts, working as a representative of the Helen Bamber Foundation and the first point of contact for our diverse range of clients and visitors. You will be a self-motivating team player, organised, efficient and have a compassionate mind-set.

FUNDRAISING