Voulunteers required by Leeds Refugee Forum

lrf logoOne Community Centre

Cromwell Street

Leeds, LS9 7SG

 

Leeds Refugee Forum have a number of volunteer positions available in February 2013

 

Administrative Assistants

Enthusiastic volunteers required with organizational and administrative experience or skills. For general office support, including:

  • Word processing
  • Creating and maintaining filing systems
  • Assist with database management, membership records, correspondence, photocopies, training/information packets and mailings as well as contributing to the Newsletter and assisting with information updates.

IT Support

Volunteers with IT support skills needs for teaching beginner computer users:

  • Very Basic Computer Skill
  • Computer Vocabulary
  • Opening and Saving Files
  • Skills and activities Practice
  • MS Word Exercises
  • Internet

If you feel that you have the skills or experience to volunteer for Leeds Refugee Forum (LRF):

 Please send a resume (CV) and brief statement of interest to info@leedsrefugeeforum.org.uk.

Your statement should include when you are available and how many hours per week you are prepared to commit. You will be contacted shortly to schedule an interview.

If you have any queries regarding this please do not hesitate to ring Ali Mahgoub on 0113 244 9600

Please note that all LRF volunteer positions are unpaid, but transportation reimbursement is available.

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FREE HALF DAY SEMINAR For Activists and Campaignersx

A seminar hosted by Joseph Rowntree Charitable Trust and Regional Asylum Activism. We are honored to have Carlos Saavedra from United States with us on the day to talk about his experiences of campaigning and activism for immigrants and its lessons for us in Yorkshire and Humberside.

FREE HALF DAY SEMINAR
For Activists and Campaigners
COME AND BE INSPIRED BY CARLOS SAAVEDRA
TUESDAY 19TH FEBRUARY 2013
10:00 TO 13:00 FOLLOWED BY LUNCH
ST GEORGE’S CENTRE, Great George Street Leeds, LS1 3BR

Carlos Saavedra is the national coordinator of United We Dream, the largest Latino youth organisation representing undocumented young people in the United States. In the recent 2012 Presidential elections United We Dream, also known as the DREAMers, was credited with helping to force President Obama into signing an Executive Order to defer deportations and create a pathway to citizenship for young undocumented students.

Please note that this is a free seminar but you have to book your place in advance.

To book a place for this event, please email your name(s), organisation (if applicable) and contact details to
Kaveh Azarhoosh at yandh@regionalasylumactivism.org
by Monday 11th February 2012.
Unfortunately, we have to limit attendance to two people per organisation. Places
will be allocated on a first come, first served basis.
Travel expenses will be available to asylum seekers, if arranged in advanced.

If you have any question about this seminar please do not hesitate to contact us.

Maureen Grant
Development Officer
West Yorkshire Racial Justice Programme Yorkshire & Humber

Kaveh Azarhoosh
Regional Activism Coordinator
Regional
Asylum Activism

Steps to Settlement – RETAS

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RETAS Based on Roundhay road have now opened for recruitment for their new Steps to Settlement programme – the first 10 week programme will be begin on Monday 24th of September. ThE programme is open to asylum seekers and refugees who have been in the UK less than 24 months. Food is provided and we are able to provide £2 travel expenses for each participant on each day.

Steps to Settlement:

–          will enable refugees living in Leeds to transition well from leaving the asylum system and to positively engage with mainstream UK society

–          involves fundamental steps towards successful integration and settlement in Leeds. The 10 week programme involves 20 refugees taking four steps: Sanctuary, Serenity, Skills and Settlement

–          Within each step a diverse range of compulsory modules will be delivered, focusing on english language, well-being, confidence building, digital learning, financially sustainable living and employability.

–          Takes place at RETAS on Mondays and Tuesdays – only 20 refugees are available for each programme, so bookings must be made first

–          There are 4 programmes (4x10weeks) between September 2012 and the end of July 2013

RETAS are looking for referrals and for partner organisations who would like to get involved. To book places or for further details please contact chrisbrooks@retasleeds.org.uk or any member of RETAS staff.

Direct (0113) 380 5632 Reception (0113) 380 5630