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.

Interested in human rights?

Looking for clinical experience?

The Helen Bamber Foundation is a busy charity supporting asylum seekers, refugees, victims of human trafficking and other human rights violations. Our specialist team of therapists, doctors and legal experts hold an international reputation for providing therapeutic care, medical consultation, legal protection and practical support.

We are looking for an honorary assistant psychologist to join our therapy team. We need someone who:

• Has, or is currently completing, a psychology degree (with GBR)

• Has a keen interest in working in the area of mental health for asylum seekers, refugees and victims of trafficking

• Has some experience working with people who have mental health problems

• Is looking to develop their clinical skills and experience

• Has experience working with databases and using programs such as Excel/SPSS

• Is available at least 1 day a week for at least 6 months. Please note that we currently only have vacancies on a Monday, Tuesday and Friday only).

If you would like to discuss this opportunity further please contact Dr Francesca Brady on 0203 058 2020. To apply for this position, please email your CV and a covering letter (including on which days you are available to volunteer at HBF) by 5pm on Friday 1st March 2019 to: francesca@helenbamber.org.

Download job description here.

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INTEGRATION

Minimum 6 month commitment, Tuesdays 4-6.30pm

The Helen Bamber Foundation provides specialist medical consultation, therapeutic care, legal protection and practical support to survivors of human rights violations, helping men, women and children heal the emotional and physical damage they have suffered through torture, trafficking or other forms of human cruelty. This is an exciting opportunity to join the Creative Arts programme which provides a creative outlet, a community and an opportunity for clients to learn new skills. The computer group runs weekly and provides a fun opportunity for our clients to practice their skills and meet new people in a relaxed environment.

 

See full 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 lauren.stewart@helenbamber.org

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

 

JOB TITLE: Football Group Volunteer

JOB DESCRIPTION: Assisting in running the weekly football group for clients

Location: Camden, London

Duration: Minimum 6 month commitment, Mondays 4-6.30pm

 

The Helen Bamber Foundation provides specialist medical consultation, therapeutic care, legal protection and practical support to survivors of human rights violations, helping men, women and children heal the emotional and physical damage they have suffered through torture, trafficking or other forms of cruelty.

This is an exciting opportunity to join the Creative Arts programme which provides a creative outlet, a community and an opportunity for clients to learn new skills. The football group runs weekly and provides a fun and active opportunity for our clients to practice their skills and meet new people.

Main Duties & Responsibilities

 

• Facilitating football sessions on a weekly basis.

• Responsible for client travel expenses and collecting the cash bag from the office in Camden.

• Coordinating the clients, sending text messages and informing them of any changes to time location etc.

• Raising any issues which the clients face with the Creative Arts Programme coordinator for referral.

 

Person Specification

 

• Understanding of, and commitment to, the objectives of the Helen Bamber Foundation

• Interest in and experience of playing football essential.

• Experience of coaching football preferred.

• Awareness of confidentiality and the importance of it in regards to our clients.

• Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.

• Demonstrable experience of working within a team.

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

The Helen Bamber Foundation provides specialist medical consultation, therapeutic care, legal protection and practical support to survivors of human rights violations, helping men, women and children heal the emotional and physical damage they have suffered through torture, trafficking or other forms of cruelty.

The Happy Baby Project provides a safe and happy space with wrap around support for new and pregnant mums and their babies, who have been victims of modern slavery and gender based violence. This lively community provides yoga, English lessons, a big family style lunch and all the welfare, practical, legal and medical support.

We are looking for various volunteers to come regularly to the Mum and Babies Community group. One of the group is held on MONDAYS FROM 11AM to 1PM at DALSTON. The other is held on FRIDAYS FROM 11AM to 1PM at THORNTON HEATH - please specify your preferred slot in your application!

Massage volunteer - this role consists of general support of the group, and providing massages to the mum as well as understanding their needs and analysing if they have any key physiotherapy needs that you could signpost them to and discuss with the coordinator

Cooking volunteer - this role also consists of general support of the group, while teaching the mums about cooking skills and nutrition. You will be the key point of reference for the cooking activites and help mums with their skills and creativity.

Enlish teacher volunteer - this role specifies in teaching English during the mum and babies group. You will be planning the classes and curriculum and teaching English to the mums present at the group. You will also be in charge of understanding different levels of English and helping to meet individual needs of the mums (i.e by signposting / liaising with the coordinator)

General support volunteer - this role will require someone who is helping with the smooth running of the group and its activities. It also requires taking care of the young children / babies while the mums are attending the yoga class or english class (everything happens in the same room). You will be the main point of contact to provide advice and coordination to the groups and the mums, and work directly with the coordinator

Desirable experiences and skills - Working with vulnerable people - Working with women - Working with young children / babies - Experience in the relevant field as above (teaching, cooking or massaging) - Experience in coordinating groups and events - Experience handling travel expenses and petty cash

If you are interested in any specific role and want to learn more about them before applying, please contact lucybracken@me.com

Please note that you will be subject to a DBS check

Please send your application with your CV and a short cover letter, mentionning which role you would like to apply for in your subject line, to lucybracken@me.com

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