Salusbury WORLD would not be able to function without the support of our volunteers. We rely on people with all sorts of skills and interests, of all age groups and from all our communities.
If you are interested in volunteering for us, or simply finding out more, please read on. If you like what you see, then get in touch with us and we will be happy to arrange a visit.
There are many ways to get involved:
After School and Holiday Club
The After School Club provides volunteers with an opportunity to work hands on with refugee and asylum seeking children aged 4-11 in a relaxed but structured atmosphere. The emphasis is on creativity and freedom of expression, anchored by intellectual and physical challenges. Children who, due to language and cultural barriers, may struggle during the school day are given the opportunity to socialise with others who share their situation. Contact Tommy Evans
Classroom support for newly arrived refugee children
When children arrive in a new school, they want to make friends and settle in to carry on with their learning as soon as possible. Sometimes it can take a little while to feel at home, especially if English is not their first language. A little extra support with reading, individually or in a small group can make all the difference. Contact Sarah Reynolds
Interpreting and Translation
Being able to communicate fully helps families to make sense of their current situation and access the support they are entitled to. It is the main route to regaining some control over their lives. Until they have time to learn English, access to interpreters can make all the difference.
We often need interpreters for welcoming new families to the school, and for unravelling and sorting out problems that the families may have encountered in rebuilding their lives. It takes place here at the centre, or over the telephone. We are trying to build up a register of volunteers who we can contact as needed. If you are interested please contact Sarah Reynolds
We sometimes need help for particular short-tem tasks, such as mail-outs, usually based around our fund-raising events.
If you would like us to include your name on a register of people we can call on as needed, please contact Sarah Reynolds
Sharing Connections or Skills
In the past, we have gratefully received advice and practical support in the following specific areas:
- performance at fundraising events
- social advice and signposting
If you think you may be able to offer your skills in any way, please contact Sarah Reynolds