Volunteer with LAWA and make a difference while you gain skills and experience.

We often rely on the goodwill of dedicated individuals to continue Latin American Women’s Aid’s fight against domestic violence and gender-based violence. So why not gather your momentum and be part of a movement and voice to empower and strengthen Latin American, and Spanish and Portuguese speaking Black and ethnic minority women?

Your support will make a huge difference. If you are interested in applying, please read the following and download the application form below.

Who can volunteer?

We’re always on the lookout for positive, energetic people. We are led by and for Latin American women. To apply to LAWA’s volunteering program you must be a Latin American woman or of other minority ethnic background. However we do not discount the passion and skills others can also bring to our organisation, so it is worth contacting us with any enquiries.

We are seeking specific skill-sets to accommodate certain roles. We ask that women speak English and for some posts Spanish and/or Portuguese. This is specific to each position.

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 organisation.

We provide our volunteers various opportunities to improve job prospects by working to enhance their skills-base, networking and knowledge. As a community-based organisation, there is also the opportunity to make new friends or give something back to your community through volunteering. Our goal is to develop your skills and contribute towards the recognition of your skills and experience.

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 teach and guide you. However, as your skills and confidence develop we expect more independent work from our volunteers.

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 passion for 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.

How to get started?

If you are interested in volunteering with us contact rosa@lawadv.org.uk

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