Volunteer Befriending role
Asian Women’s Group is opening their Befriending service to all
individuals that are in need for extra help to improve their social
circle. We will reach out to the most vulnerable individuals that live
in any Borough of London.
Henna volunteers will pay regular
weekly visits to clients and support them into taking steps to come out
of the home and access different services.
Befriending service does not include shopping, cooking, cleaning the
individual’s home or bathing/changing the individual or their family
provides all the necessary training for volunteers to go out and
befriend. Regular on-going training is provided to support volunteers in
enhancing their own skills. The role does not require any specific
qualifications but does require a person to be able to work with
vulnerable adults who may have a series of health issues. Commitment is
required to attend core training sessions.
good communication skills and can speak a south Asian language such as
Hindi, Urdu, Punjabi, Gujarati or Bengali.
Understanding of the Asian community in Britain.
a mature attitude and empathy for Clients.
non-judgemental, honest and tactful approach.
Ability to commit 2-3 hours per week for a minimum of 3 months.
Volunteer Administrator Role
Asian Women’s Group are currently looking for an individual to take out
admin duties and data entry.
Asian Women’s Group is established as a company limited by guarantee and
is registered as a charity. Henna Asian Women’s Group is a “grassroots”
community based organisation that has been working with South Asian
women and their families in London. Henna Asian Women’s Group is a
members’ based organization in London formed 30 years ago by women
originating from Asia to alleviate isolation but also to enjoy cultural
and social occasions. Members are predominantly women from India,
Pakistan, Bangladesh, and East Africa (of Asian descent).
hope to expand this service to bring in more South Asian women of all
ages groups and backgrounds. We have added health to our programme of
activities with the goal of raising awareness and increasing physical
and mental wellbeing of this client group. The majority of our services
are free with a few that are highly subsidised.
role will include the individual to take out monitoring protocols and
then record all results within Henna’s database. This role will also
include admin duties such as mail outs. The monitoring process will
involve the individual accessing on-going services within the community
centre, meeting the beneficiaries and taking out monitoring
be fluent in Hindi/Urdu to speak with beneficiaries and interpret when
necessary but also have a good standard of spoken and written English.
Sound admin skills or be willing to learn in order to:
Collect data through monitoring protocols
Support the Project Development Officer to collate and enter data within
ability to provide translations in Hindi/Urdu would be essential
role requires a sympathetic friendly nature and excellent listening