Redhill Hub Volunteer

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Big Leaf Foundation is a small charity working with displaced young people in Surrey. Our aim is to provide a nurturing programme of activities, projects and events that focus on combating social isolation and improving wellbeing for the young people we support. The experience of arriving in a new country is, for many young people, overwhelming and incredibly difficult. They are often cut off from everything that is familiar to them, leaving them vulnerable to loneliness, isolation, anxiety and boredom. 

We’re looking for volunteers in East Surrey to join our team and help provide a nurturing programme of activities as part of our weekly drop-in Redhill Hub, launching this autumn. The aim of the weekly Hub is to provide an opportunity for local displaced young people to come together in a safe, familiar and welcoming space. In order to build trust and make it a safe space, we are looking for regular volunteers who can commit on a weekly or (minimum) bimonthly basis.


● Support the East Surrey Programme Manager to deliver weekly activities for displaced young people (aged 16-21).

● Communicate sensitively and supportively to deliver activities.

● Motivate and inspire the young people we support to actively engage in the activities/opportunities available to them.

● Liaise with project partners as appropriate to deliver activities.

● Ensure the health and safety of participants at all times.

● Record any incidents, accidents or safeguarding issues and make sure the trustees are informed.

● Provide feedback and contribute to project evaluations as required.

● Read, understand and agree to Big Leaf Foundation’s child protection & safeguarding policy.

● Liaise with other members of the Big Leaf Foundation team as needed to fulfil the role.

This is a great opportunity to:

● Gain experience supporting refugees.

● Be part of an exciting start-up charity.

● Learn about our work and the refugee crisis.

What skills do I need?

We are looking for people who has;

● Experience of working with young people.

● Strong empathy and communication skills including sensitive, effective communication with people whose first language isn’t English.

● Flexibility and the ability to adapt to the diverse needs of displaced young people.

● Good leadership skills.

● Ability to commit to regular attendance.

● Ability to work as part of a team.

● Passion for the role and commitment to Big Leaf’s aims and values.

In addition, we'd love to hear from you if you have;

● Ability to speak one or more refugee community language.

● Previous experience of befriending and/or direct youth work with young refugees and asylum seekers.

● Understanding of the issues and experiences of young people who are coming to the UK as asylum seekers and refugees.

Applicants for this role will be required to undergo a DBS check.

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Big Leaf Foundation

Quick Enquiry


  • Refugees
  • Young People


  • Creativity
  • Entertainment
  • Teaching, Training and Coaching
  • Youth Work


  • Accessibility
    NB: whilst all measures will be taking to ensure accessibility, it is venue/activity dependent and will therefore be assessed on a case-by-case basis.
  • Age restrictions
  • DBS check required
    Applicants for this role will be required to undergo a DBS check.
  • Equal Opportunities Policy
  • Expenses reimbursed
    Subject to expenses policy
  • Health and Safety Policy
  • Ongoing support
    Supervision and support from one of the senior members of the team.
  • Training provided
    An introduction to Safeguarding.
  • Volunteer induction
  • Volunteer Policy
  • Volunteers covered by insurance
  • Written role description

When can I volunteer?

Start Date: 20/10/2021

End Date: 13/04/2022

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Availability Details

2.5 hrs per week | 17:00 - 19:30 Wednesday Location: Redhill

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