Become a volunteer

Join us as a volunteer and stand together to create a strong and empowered community.

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By volunteering at LAWRS, you will be able to use your skills and experience and directly contribute to the pursuit of equal rights and social justice for all Latin American and migrant women in the UK.

Our award-winning volunteering programme offers a broad range of opportunities for career development, work experience and training, while giving back to the community and investing in LAWRS’s sustainability.

Impact of our volunteers programme

98% of the volunteers who completed their placement either secured a job at the level of their skills or accessed further education opportunities. Last year our volunteers contributed:

3528

hours of administrative tasks

1415

hours of counselling

775

hours of interpreting

656

hours of group work

Apply to become a volunteer

 

Recurrent volunteer roles available:

  • Administrative support
  • Community Interpreter/Translator
  • Counsellor/Psychotherapist
  • e-mentor
  • ESOL Tutor/Teacher
  • Fundraising assistant
  • Groupwork and events assistant
  • Helpline adviser
  • Monitoring and evaluation assistant

  • Policy and communications support
  • Project assistant
  • Trustee
  • VAWG adviser trainee
  • Volunteers management assistant
  • Wellbeing activities facilitator (Yoga, Mindfulness, Zumba, etc)
  • Welfare adviser trainee
  • Workshops facilitator

To apply for an open vacancy, please fill in this form, and our Volunteers Coordinator will contact you shortly.

If you can’t find the role you were looking for and would still like to apply to become a volunteer, please fill in the form. If the role becomes available we can contact you to discuss a possible application.

Recognition and Accreditation

 

  • Achieved for the third time the prestigious Investing in Volunteers Award for good practice.
  • Winners of Volunteering Team of the Year in Islington 2017, awarded by Voluntary action Islington.
  • Shortlisted for the Team London Awards 2017 and recognised by the Mayor of London for its exemplary contribution.
  • Category winners of the Southwark Stars Award for 100 hours of volunteering in the Borough of Southwark 2018.
  • Shortlisted for the Everyday Impact 2018 Award from the Directory of Social Change.

Frequently asked questions

Once you have completed our online Volunteering Registration Form, you will receive an automatic reply confirming that you have registered your interest.

Afterwards, our Volunteers Coordinator will contact you to confirm our application has been received. The email might request for some additional information. We will also inform you if there is any open volunteering vacancy.

Make sure that you find this email in your inbox so that you know you are not missing out on any further communication.

Your commitment has a great impact in the work we do. A range of varied and flexible volunteering opportunities are available, so you’ll be able to find something that fits your schedule. 

We ask our volunteers to commit for one day a week –  usually for a minimum period of 6 months. There is no upper limit.

LAWRS values the contribution that our volunteers make to the organisation. For that reason, our volunteers are entitled to travel expenses to and from the place of work and lunch for each full day.

As a result of COVID-19 and honouring our duty of care, all our volunteer roles are carried out home-based, complying with government guidance.

Please be patient. Our Volunteers Coordinator works part time, and this could mean that it may take a little longer than you expect to hear back following your application.

Not usually. Some volunteering opportunities require qualifications and some need particular skills and experience. But most of our volunteer roles mainly require personal skills such as being reliable, being enthusiastic about a particular interest and committed to our cause.

All our volunteers are supported and supervised throughout their involvement with LAWRS. 

As a volunteer you will have the support of both the Volunteers Coordinator and a member of staff who will be on hand to support you, and who you can talk to regarding any issues or concerns.

Additionally, all volunteers will be invited to participate in comprehensive, free, high quality insourced training sessions that will cover relevant topics.

For more information, please contact our Volunteers Coordinator:

volunteers@lawrs.org.uk