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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:


Volunteer English Teacher

The Integration Program is a key part of our Model of Integrated Care at the Helen Bamber Foundation and our client’s journey. In order to achieve a sustained recovery from extreme trauma, it is necessary for survivors to address the challenge of securing a future. We assist clients into education, employment and voluntary placements, facilitating opportunities to develop positive relationships and the skills necessary to live successful, independent and fulfilling lives.

The English class is a part of the Creative Arts and Life Skills Program, sitting alongside art, photography, computer and textile classes among others. The English class is a safe space for clients to improve their English at their own pace, making friends and immersing themselves in learning to forget some of their daily challenges, whilst being continuously supported by our team of dedicated staff members and volunteers throughout their journey.

Full job description here 

Send your CV and a short cover letter outlining your experience and why you would be a good fit for this role, to Applications will be accepted until Wednesday 22nd of August at 5 pm. Note: Shortlisted candidates may be subject to a DBS check and will be asked for references. Shortlisted candidates will be invited for interviews on the 4th / 5th of September.


Legal Protection Volunteer

We are currently recruiting for a Legal Support Volunteer that would work closely with the busy Legal Protection Team. The Legal Protection Team deal with client referrals, medico-legal report ordering and review, housing and welfare casework, and supporting clients to obtain high quality legal advice in their asylum claims and human trafficking matters.

This is an exciting opportunity for someone to support and assist with this part of the Foundation’s work on a voluntary part-time basis.  This role will include supporting the team in liaising with legal representatives, booking appointments for clients to see clinicians, assisting with housing and welfare casework queries including liaising with clients, local authorities and other agencies, and providing general administrative support to the team.

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 by 5pm on the 31st August 2018. Interviews will take place the week commencing 10th September 2018.

Happy Baby Project English Volunteers

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: .  Please head your email “English Volunteer Application .



Medical Volunteer: If you are interested in becoming a Medical Volunteer please see the attached leaflet.


Volunteer Photography Teacher

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. The arts and crafts group runs weekly and provides a fun and welcoming environment for our clients to develop skills and explore their creativity.

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


Housing and Welfare 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.

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


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.

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.