VOLUNTEERS TRAINING & AWARDING OF CERTIFICATES
Kemi Eze, receiving her HPAN VOLUNTEER CERTIFICATE
This is one of the best things that I have ever done. It has allowed me to become more confident and I also got to meet a lot of people. – Amanda.
Volunteering for HPAN has been a very worthwhile experience, a chance to help older people and give back to the community. – Ademola.
I love the support and training that I have received when I started. This made me feel more confident in what I was doing. It also gave me enough background knowledge to know what I was getting into. – Daniel.
It’s been a great experience to be able to give back to the community. – Nike.
I was only able to volunteer for a short period of time but I am still glad that I did it and would definitely be back again in the future. – Bolanle
Some people in hospitals are lonely and have no one to talk to. They would be happy to have someone visit them even if it is for a few minutes a day. This role involves spending time with the patients and helping to improve their mental wellbeing, confidence and self-esteem.
People serving long sentences in prisons can feel lonely and isolated. HPAN is involved in helping these people feel less isolated. You can offer friendship to a prisoner or even befriend someone by writing to him or her.
If you would like to volunteer in the hospital/prison or find out more information then please apply below.
In addition to these roles, you can also volunteer to befriend an elderly person at home or attend events to raise awareness on topics such as crime reduction, prostate cancer and domestic violence.
Please note that you must be over 16 to volunteer.
To apply, Please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org stating the position that you are interesting in, why you want to volunteer with us, how often you can volunteer, the skills and experience that you have and a phone number to call you back on.
HPAN HUMAN RIGHTS ADVOCATE:
Volunteer Advocate Position
We plan to recruit new advocate volunteers in October 2015. Please see the outline of the role below and complete the attached application form below. This role offers practical experience for those who would like to gain experience working in a front-line/grassroots capacity or would like to increase their confidence in advocacy/communication or administrative skills.
For this position, please add some additional information in your email explaining why you would be interested in this role, confirming that you will be available to commit to a six month period and attend the training sessions. Additionally, please also comment on your past experience and communication skills.
- Need to be available for the interview
- Minimum commitment of 6 months
- Need to be available to volunteer on a fortnightly basis at a minimum
- Attend training
- Attend recruitment meeting
- Attend Induction
- Empathy and understanding of the complex issues faced by migrants
- Willingness to listen to the concerns of visitors to the center
- Patient, calm manner when dealing with vulnerable visitors
- Help run the registration desk
- Registration of visitors and taking basic details
- Providing advocacy and support to visitors, including telephone calls, letter writing, form filling
- Supporting the work of professional advisors
- Help to set up the session and clearing away
- Various administration tasks to help the running of the session e.g. updating information packs
- Attending the debriefing at the end of the session
If you are interested in volunteering or have any more questions then please contact