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:
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. We require volunteers who have previous experience of providing trauma-focused therapies or who have experience working with refugees.
This role will include delivery of highly specialised psychological assessments for clinical purposes, provision of appropriate therapies. 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.
We can only take volunteer therapists who are already qualified psychologists or psychotherapists) have UK registration as a therapist (either with the HCPC, BACP or a similar body), and can provide evidence of training in delivering an evidence-based treatment.
We are currently unable to accept people looking to practice only EMDR as we do not have appropriate supervision in place for this.
We may be able to consider your application only if you are able to make your own supervision arrangements (we are unable to reimburse costs for this).
Please see our Work For Us page for more information about consultant Psychological and Psychiatric Medico-Legal Report Writing.
If you are a trainee or practicing medical professional interested in providing professional support to refugees and asylum seekers who have suffered torture and extreme human cruelty, you may be interested in volunteering with our Medical Advisory Service or working as a consultant Medico-Legal Report writer.
Ideal time commitment: 1-2 days per week for initial three months (remote)
Reports to: Community and Integration
About the role
We are seeking one or two skilled individuals to undertake casework in the Community and Integration team. The Community and Integration team supports our clients, through their recovery and journey at the Helen Bamber Foundation, to lead independent lives. We do this by assisting and supporting clients to access education, employment, volunteering opportunities and internal and external integration focussed activities. We run a programme of creative arts and skills based classes including; English, yoga, computing, art, textiles, football and photography.
For more information, please read the full role description.
To apply, please email your CV with a covering letter to firstname.lastname@example.org.
There are no volunteer roles available in our other services at the moment. Please consider one of the above roles, or send a CV to Avi on email@example.com to discuss other options.
If you are interested in volunteering specifically with mothers who have survived human cruelty and their babies, our partner charity The Happy Baby Community is always looking for volunteers. Please look at the roles they currently have available on their website (www.happybabycommunity.org.uk/volunteer) and get in touch with them directly.