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Refugee Week – “I wanted to do something for the community I lived in. I had simple goals of giving back. I’ll always be happy as long as I’m helping people.”

Refugee Week – “I wanted to do something for the community I lived in. I had simple goals of giving back. I’ll always be happy as long as I’m helping people.”

Posted June 22, 2019

RMC caseworker and avid Arsenal FC fan Ernest shares his experience of seeking safety and joy at finally being allowed to work. “Even as a child, it has always been in my nature to help people. I’d be up and out early, helping the elderly in my community with whatever support they needed and doing[…]

Refugee Week – ‘I hope by sharing my story, more people get an idea about our lives, experiences and what it means to be a refugee.’

Refugee Week – ‘I hope by sharing my story, more people get an idea about our lives, experiences and what it means to be a refugee.’

Posted June 19, 2019

Refugee Week ambassador and RMC Refugee Week team volunteer Mohammad shares his experiences of seeking safety and love for his family’s new life in Wolverhampton. My name is Mohammad and I was an accountant in Syria for almost a decade, alongside being a proud father of three beautiful children and husband to a wonderful wife.[…]

Refugee Week – Celebrating the contribution and resilience of people from refugee backgrounds

Refugee Week – Celebrating the contribution and resilience of people from refugee backgrounds

Posted June 17, 2019

The team at The Refugee and Migrant Centre (Black Country and Birmingham) will be supporting a number of Refugee Week events throughout this week. Refugee Week is an annual festival in the UK each June celebrating the contribution, creativity and resilience of people from refugee backgrounds to the UK. Taking place this week – 17th[…]

Volunteers Week: A look at our Volunteer Team and their impact

Volunteers Week: A look at our Volunteer Team and their impact

Posted June 7, 2019

A Summary of the RMC Impact Report 2018/19 The Refugee & Migrant centre aims to break down the barriers for newly arrived communities and our volunteers make this happen each and every day. We would like to thank them all for the time they give and the hard work they put in to support those[…]

Volunteers Week: “Every day I volunteer at RMC, I learn something new. It’s a wonderful place.”

Volunteers Week: “Every day I volunteer at RMC, I learn something new. It’s a wonderful place.”

Posted June 6, 2019

Sue Taxson: Sharing her vast experience has been a real benefit RMC Health Team volunteer and former psychologist Sue Traxson continues our Volunteers Week celebrations, by sharing her experiences of volunteering at the centre, supporting communities in Wolverhampton and talking about how it has benefited her. I have been volunteering with the Health Team at[…]

Volunteers Week: “Volunteering helped me see that I can make a difference to the world around me.”

Volunteers Week: “Volunteering helped me see that I can make a difference to the world around me.”

Posted June 5, 2019

Amreet: One visit to RMC that changed a lot Former volunteer at RMC and now a full-time staff member, 22 year old Amreet from Wolverhampton shares why she first decided to contact the centre and what the experience has been like. I first heard about RMC three years ago when I was working on a[…]

Volunteers Week: “Volunteering at RMC helped me to be part of a community and make new friends.”

Volunteers Week: “Volunteering at RMC helped me to be part of a community and make new friends.”

Posted June 4, 2019

“Learning is two sides – I was learning from and they were learning from me”: Former RMC volunteer and now British Red Cross employee Dalia, came to the UK from Sudan in December 2016 in search of safety and claimed asylum. As part of our Volunteers Week celebrations, she has shared her thoughts with RMC[…]

Volunteers Week: Volunteering at RMC to secure my ‘dream job’

Volunteers Week: Volunteering at RMC to secure my ‘dream job’

Posted June 3, 2019

“I Just can’t believe how far I’ve come”: “I always dreamed of becoming a support worker but thought I would always be working in a factory. When I came to RMC, my options opened.” Former RMC reception and admin team volunteer Suky Sidhu, who now works as a support worker at a women’s refuge in[…]

Volunteers Week: Teaching English for a brighter future

Volunteers Week: Teaching English for a brighter future

Posted June 2, 2019

Breaking down the barriers to a new life:  Judy Bell, a retired teacher – and now RMC English and Maths class tutor – on the impact that volunteering at the charity has had on her life since joining. “I feel humbled by the strength and courage of those who have been forced to leave everything,[…]

Volunteers Week: Celebrating our fantastic volunteers for all their support

Volunteers Week: Celebrating our fantastic volunteers for all their support

Posted June 1, 2019

A huge thank you to our amazing volunteers at RMC: By Craig Hands, Volunteers Manager at Refugee and Migrant Centre (Black Country and Birmingham) (RMC) RMC was founded by volunteers almost two decades ago and to this day continues to run on the power of people dedicating their time to help others. Volunteers are the[…]

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