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The Helen Bamber Foundation would not be able to provide our vital services to survivors without our dedicated volunteers. We are extremely fortunate to have approximately £234,000 of pro bono services donated by volunteers each year. The Foundation is enormously grateful for the generosity and dedication of our volunteers.

Current volunteer opportunities include:


 Happy Baby Project Volunteers

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 need volunteers who can come regularly on a Monday 11am – 3pm in Newington Green.  (Its fine if you can only manage twice a month). In the group you will be:

  • Supporting the mums by helping with looking after the babies while they participate in English and yoga classes (all in the same room).
  • Supporting the mums with simple welfare work, such as completing forms and making calls.
  • Teaching English.

We love it when volunteers feel able to bring their own babies and small children – and we welcome people of all ages and anyone who can help with translating in some of the more common languages, Arabic, French, Amharic and Albanian.

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 Amber Teskey E: Amber@helenbamber.org .  Please head your email “Happy Baby Project Volunteer Application [Your name]”.

 


Welfare and Housing Casework Volunteer

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.

Please send your CV and short Cover Letter (please refer to the role and person specification) outlining your relevant skills and experience to zoe@helenbamber.org. Applications are assessed on a rolling basis.

Job description here.

 


Volunteer Therapist

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.

If interested please contact Dr Eileen Walsh. Job description here.