Get involved

We often rely on the goodwill of dedicated individuals to continue LAWA’s fight against domestic violence and gender-based violence, so gather your momentum and be part of a movement and voice to empower and strengthen Latin American and other Spanish and Portuguese speaking BME women! Your support will make a difference!

If you are interested in applying, please read the following and download the application form.

Who can volunteer?

We’re always on the lookout for positive, passionate people that are willing to donate their time and skills to LAWA . We are led by and for Latin American women and are mostly seeking Latin American women to come and join our volunteering programme, however we do not discount the passion and skills others can also bring to our organization, so it would be worth contacting us with any enquiries.

Overall, we cater to a variety of skills, but also seek specific skill-sets to accommodate certain roles. We ask that women speak English and for some posts Spanish and/or Portuguese.

What do we offer volunteers?

At LAWA, our volunteer programme has three main objectives; to benefit our service users, to benefit our volunteers and to benefit our organization.

We provide our volunteers various opportunities to improve job prospects by working to enhance their skills-base, networking and knowledge. As a community-based organization there is also the opportunity to make new friends and give something back to your community through volunteering. Our goal is to offer you an interesting experience that allows you to share your talents and that contributes towards the development and recognition of your skills. References can also be provided on request.

What to expect?

For most volunteer posts you will work alongside a ‘link worker’ from the organisation who will support and guide you. However as your skills and confidence develop we encourage our volunteers to take on a more independent role.

We will also support you with periodic supervision, social events and workshops, as well as reimbursing your transport and lunch expenses.

What do we expect from volunteers?

A commitment to LAWA’s values and principles and a commitment to work for the time period specified by each volunteering role.

How much time do I need to commit?

The schedule for each role will be specified in the task descriptions.

How to get started?

If you are interested in volunteering, please complete the application form and send to jillian@lawadv.org.uk if you have any queries please call 07577229948.

Current Roles

We are currently especially seeking volunteers to support us in the following areas:

  • Facilitating english classes
  • Communications and social media

We are seeking passionate & professional women to join our Board of Trustees!

What we are looking for in a Board member: 

  • A commitment to standing up against gender based violence.
  • Experience in one or more of the following areas: violence affecting BME women, HR, accountancy, fundraising, social enterprises, social/supported housing, management consultancy, marketing, immigration-, housing/family/social care- or employment-law.
  • Willingness to attend Board meetings approximately every 6 weeks and answering some email correspondence in between.

If you are interested in shaping LAWA’s strategic direction, impact and visibility with us, then we would love to hear from you. Please get in touch by emailing us to board@lawadv.org.uk outlining why are you interested in joining LAWA’s Board of Trustees and which skills you would bring. If you would like to have a chat beforehand you can call us at 0207 275 0321.