Welcome to RMC’s Volunteer page!
Volunteers are at the heart of RMC’s work and we simply could not do what we do without them. This page outlines what our volunteers do, how you can get involved and what the process looks like, pus has lots of stories from our volunteer team.
If you need more information, or have any questions, please get in touch with me at: Claire@rmcentre.org.uk
Interested in volunteering?
When you volunteer at RMC, you get to make a difference to your community as well as build your skills and experience.
We try to make the process as simple as possible while providing support throughout.
There is an initial interest form you can complete and more information below on how it all works
We have a range of opportunities currently available. We are especially looking for:
- Reception volunteer – Dudley
- ESOL support volunteer – Walsall or Wolverhampton
- Advisor volunteers – All centres
- Resettlement volunteers – Birmingham
As a volunteer, you will always have a range of support available to you.
After initial training and induction, you will be given a mentor who will support you through your time.
Alongside this, you have your volunteer manager who is always there for support.
Placements and students
If your looking to volunteer as part of your studies, we have opportunities that suit many courses.
Law degree student?
We have a special opportunity for Law Degree students that suits the needs of your course best.
Please click on the link below for the job description and application form. This can then be emailed to Claire Ashraf – firstname.lastname@example.org.
“My experience was amazing, and everyone that I met at the Wolverhampton office made me feel a part of the team and welcome. Any help that I needed I was given immediately, I had access to members of staff at all time. During my shadowing any questions that I had my mentor answered fully and ensure that I understood before moving forward with anything else. It was an amazing, cultural, welcoming environment to work in and I am so grateful to have been given the opportunity to have been part of that.”Cherelle McAnoy, RMC Volunteer
“I could never have asked for a more positive placement experience. The staff is always available to assist me, especially when I have a handful of questions. Every morning when I wake up, I eagerly anticipate starting my joyful day at RMC. The staff is a diverse mix of cultures and nationalities, and they always assist clients with language support. After my 70 days are over, I will genuinely miss RMC and cannot believe how quick my one month of placement has gone by, especially the constant supply of food and snacks for the clients and staff will be missed!”Yaz Akhtar, Masters Social work placement student
“Reflecting on understanding different barriers clients may face upon, I got to break down my own barriers and find ways which helped me improve. RMC have made me feel comfortable, from putting in place accommodations to help me get around with my eyesight to exposing me to different situations where I could get over some of my anxiety, resulting in me feeling a lot more confident with how I am now. “Jesse, Newman University Placement Student
“I have been volunteering for 8 months and this is a great experience and knowledge for me. I always get support and warmth from mentors and staff at RMC. Thank you everyone! Thank you for the opportunity to be on your team!”Elena Musugalieva, RMC volunteer
“I am extremely proud of my time as a volunteer with the RMC. I have had the privilege of working on fascinating cases whilst having the opportunity to meet and support a huge number of clients. The work that you will participate in is hugely rewarding and you really do feel that you’re making positive change in the community.”Josh Williams, RMC volunteer
The power of mentoring
Every volunteer at RMC is assigned a mentor to support them. But what does this mean? Why is mentoring important?
Claire shares tips on mentoring as well as some stories from volunteers on the impact it had on them, and their mentor.