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Outreach Volunteer


Babylon Migrants Project is recruiting for an enthusiastic and experienced Outreach Lead to help us maintain and build our community of participants, and develop our wider network.

Time: Either in or out of office hours

Estimate of time needed: 1-3 hours/week

The role is flexible, and it is expected to take up to 8 hours per month. Around 1 hour per month will be for the monthly core team meeting.

About Us

Babylon Migrants Project is a Community Interest Company which runs creative activities by and for young people from refugee, asylum seeking and migrant backgrounds. We are based in London, but making plans for a new regional hub. We are looking for an enthusiastic and experienced volunteer to help us maintain and build our community of participants, and develop our wider network. The outreach lead will be part of the leadership team of Babylon Migrants Project, which is currently mainly volunteer-led.

The Role

Your input will help us to ensure that our work can reach participants in need. We know how isolating it can be to be new to the UK, particularly for those waiting for an asylum decision. We want to make sure that young people with refugee, asylum seeking and migrant backgrounds in London know about our work, and know how to get involved.

Outreach is also vital for our profile as an organisation, and we are keen to make sure that community groups, schools, NGOs, youth clubs, and local authorities know about our work, and know to refer participants to us.

Main Areas of Focus

Key responsibilities:

1. Targeting referrers: proactively seek out and maintain relationships with organisations within the refugee and youth sectors, to promote Babylon Migrants Project's programmes and initiatives and gain referrals.

2. Community engagement: act as a liaison between Babylon Migrants Project and community groups in London, including schools, NGOs, youth clubs, local authorities, hotels, and other relevant organisations.

3. Signposting: research and maintain a database of speciality organisations and services to which we can refer Babylon Migrants Project participants in need (e.g. for mental health support, housing support and similar)

4. Community Events: attend community and sector-wide events to raise awareness about Babylon Migrants Project's mission and gain referrals

5. Organisational decision-making: Attend monthly core team meetings and take an active role in the Babylon Migrants Project leadership team 

Essential Criteria

  • Excellent written and spoken communication skills

  • Some experience of working within the youth and refugee sectors

  • Excellent time management skills

  • Understanding of the issues facing refugees, asylum seekers and migrants

  • Understanding of GDPR

  • Commitment to the values of Babylon Migrants Project

Desirable Criteria

  • Experience of working as part of a team

  • Lived experience of migration or displacement

  • Previous experience in an outreach/engagement role

  • Experience of working with different stakeholders

How to Apply: 

Apply via Reach with a cover letter and your CV. Shortlisted candidates will be invited to an informal zoom interview with members of the core team.

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