Volunteering Project

The project will recruit Turkish, Kurdish and Cypriot Turkish women who are looking to gain valuable work experience and build a career in the women’s sector.

Who can apply?

All women over 18 who are from Turkish, Kurdish and Cypriot Turkish communities, speaking at least Turkish, Kurdish is highly desirable.

What can you gain?

  • Employability skills
  • Shadowing opportunities in IMECE’s various teams/services (advice/VAWG/counselling)
  • Employment opportunities
  • Free training and personal development opportunities
  • Wide range of skills and knowledge
  • Increased understanding of diversity, equal opportunities and confidentiality
  • Networking and experience sharing
  • Business/professional English skills
  • Reference opportunity and CV development
  • One-to-one and group support
  • Information & Skills Exchange opportunities with peer colleagues

Areas you can volunteer

  • Running helpline
  • Providing information and advice
  • Supporting survivors of Violence Against Women and Girls
  • Providing counselling
  • Outreach
  • Community awareness-raising
  • Involving in research and networking meetings
  • Organising trips, events, workshops and discussion groups
  • Supporting and guiding women
  • Becoming a Violence Against Women and Girls (VAW&G) Champion

Expectations

IMECE is open between 9.30am till 5.30pm Monday to Friday. We require attendance at least once a week.

  • Approximately six months commitment
  • Commitment to IMECE’s principles and policies
  • Volunteer expenses

IMECE provides financial support towards your lunch and travel expenses.

How can you apply?

Obtain a volunteer application form by emailing volunteer@imece.org.uk or download it below and send us the completed volunteer application form.

Volunteering Application Form

Violence Against Women and Girls (VAWG) Champions

VAWG Champions are also volunteers, but will receive specialist structured training (5 days) and be allocated 1 day a week work placement.

Once trained, VAWG Champions will carry out outreach at colleges, community centres, GP surgeries and other community hubs to identify women with risks of VAWG and HP and give them practical and emotional support. They will also assist women through advocacy and encouragement and enable them to access specialist service provision.

Applicants must be bi-lingual women, speaking at list one of the community languages and English; and be from one of the BME (black, minority ethnic, migrant, refugee) communities living in London.

Our Expectations

  • Minimum 6 months of commitment
  • Attendance to all training sessions
  • Work placement attendance
  • Organising and delivering community awareness raising sessions
  • Championing women’s equality
  • Commitment to IMECE’s principles and policies

How can you apply?

• Obtain a VAWG Champions application form by emailing volunteer@imece.org.uk or download it below and send us the completed application form.

VAWG Champions application form