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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:

Referrals Volunteer

We are currently recruiting for a Referrals Volunteer that would work closely with the Referrals Coordinator in the busy Referrals Department. The Referrals Coordinator responds to the high volume of client referrals we receive to the organisation. This role includes reading through documentation including asylum interview papers, witness statements and medical records in order to decide whether to accept someone as a client into the Foundation. The majority of our referrals are for clients who are currently detained in Immigration Removal Centres around the UK.

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. A key aspect of the role is maintaining our Referrals database and includes data entry and analysis of the information we are recording; therefore, attention to detail is paramount. If interested please email Emily Singh.
Job description here.


Football Group Volunteer

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. If interested please email Hannah Sampson.
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.