Volunteering

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Online application form
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Volunteer expenses form
(word doc updated 21/4/17)

We are looking for people to volunteer as Befrienders, HostsHosting Coordinators and English at Home tutors.

More than 300 people volunteered with LASSN in 2015/16.

In exchange for your time and enthusiasm, we offer high quality training and support, and the chance to make a real difference to someone’s life.

Due to the nature of our work, we ask that our volunteers are willing to commit to volunteering with us for at least 6 months.

If you don’t think you can make this commitment, then you may find something more suitable via the Leeds Volunteer Centre.

If you have a particular interest in volunteering with asylum seekers and refugees, a comprehensive list of volunteering opportunities can be found at http://helpinleeds.com

Our Volunteering Programme has been awarded the Leeds Volunteer Centre Kitemark

Have a look on the individual project pages to see the kind of work involved.


How can you become a volunteer?

If you are thinking about becoming a volunteer, then please complete our online application form and we’ll be in touch as soon as we can.

All LASSN volunteers must complete three training sessions before they can start volunteering

  • Session 1: Is an introduction to LASSN – which explains who we are, what we do, our vision, values and ways of working: Monday 8th May 6-9pm

  • Session 2: Is an overview of the experience of seeking asylum – which explains the journey many refugees make, how people end up in the UK and what they can expect when they get here Monday 15th May 6-9pm or Tuesday 23rd May 1-4pm

  • Session 3 is specific to the type of volunteering you wish to do.

    • Befriending: Monday 22nd May 10-2pm (lunch provided)
    • Grace Hosting: Thursday 1st June 1-5pm
    • English at Home: Monday 5th June 10-4pm (lunch provided)

Please contact us with any questions.


Claiming back out-of-pocket expenses

You’ll find our Expenses Policy and Expenses Forms in the Policy section of the Website.

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