We have a range of different roles available for people to get involved with. Here is our full list of volunteer roles:
Our Advisor volunteers assist with a range of support to clients that come in. After a shadowing period, in which you will observe a caseworker, you will be supporting clients to complete forms, documents and applications. Alongside this, making calls, updating client records, signposting and general office admin. (Available in Wolverhampton, Birmingham and Walsall)
Health Volunteers assist clients to access healthcare and ensure people are aware and signposted to services they are entitles to. From completing needs assessments to outline what support someone may need, to filling in application form and signposting, this team works with a very holistic approach. Alongside this, there are several projects running to help with, such as a wellbeing course, a coffee morning, new arrival workshops and more. (Available in Wolverhampton)
Our Employment team work with a range of service users to help people back into work. This includes creating CV’s, assisting with job applications and job matching services. Alongside this working towards building key skills and highlighting those to ensure the client is ready and capable for the job. (Available in Wolverhampton, Birmingham and Walsall)
We have several classes that take place at RMC, most of which are supported, or lead by volunteers. Our Education volunteers will help to run non-accredited ESOL classes, one-to-one informal English support, Computer classes, Life in the UK classes and more. You do not have to be able to teach them all, but would be able to lead, or assist in one of the classes. (Available in Wolverhampton, Birmingham and Walsall)
Reception & Admin volunteers
Our receptionists are the first face people will see when they come to RMC and is a key role within the organisation. They will register each client that arrives on our systems, deal with enquires, answer calls and pass on any relevant calls and messages. Alongside this, the admin team will update our client files, work on our database to upload information and assist with filing. (Available in Wolverhampton, Birmingham and Walsall)
Our clients speak a wide range of languages, and our interpreting team support our other teams to enable people access to our services. Our interpreters work alongside our health and casework team to translate important information to ensure clients are correctly advised and supported. (Available in Wolverhampton, Birmingham and Walsall)
Within our Syrian resettlement programme, our outreach volunteers assist the Syrian families to attend appointments, meetings and adjust to a new city. It will be important to build a rapport with the families to help with their integration and to be able to keep good records of the support we have given. (Available in Wolverhampton)
Looking for something different?
We want people to be active and volunteering, with ourselves, or other organisations. If you did not find what you were looking for with us, we recommend the following places to find local opportunities:
Wolverhamtpon Volunteers – Part of WVSC with opportunities around the Wolverhampton area http://wtonvolunteers.org/ They also have a very friendly drop in service Mon-Fri 10am-2pm at their office on Temple Street in Wolverhampton.
BVSC – A service to help people find local opportunities in Birmingham https://www.bvsc.org/
One Walsall – A centre to help people find opportunities in Walsall https://onewalsall.org/ They also have an office in Wasall. Drop in Mon-Fri to find out more about their opportunities and get support in finding the right opportunity
Do-it.org – Search for volunteering opportunities within a certain distance from your post code https://do-it.org/
Many of these services will look at what you are interested in, or causes you wish to support, and help signpost you to the right organisations. Some will even begin the process for you.