An inclusive society has always resonated strongly for me. No one should be denied a livelihood or the opportunity and freedom to contribute and learn.
For over 25 years, I have actively supported the integration and well-being of refugees. There are so many opportunities to get involved no matter what your skills or interests. My main focus has been to help asylum seekers and refugees access volunteer positions in the US and UK, acting as an advisor, holding workshops, and managing my own small group projects. Through research and practical work I continue to learn how I can best serve these individuals and, in affect, the community at large.
Want to get involved, learn more or make a referral? Like me, I trust you would feel like you get more out of it than you give.
I am active and familiar with many asylum seeking and refugee support organisations across London. If you are interested in volunteering in this area, I’m happy to point you in the right direction. Through my own projects, I have many opportunities that might interest you.
Coaches: There are several refugees keen to have a coach now they are free to pursue their dreams. Many want to build a livelihood for themselves and give back or better understand how to navigate their new home. If you are interested in donating your expertise and time to a refugee as a coach, please get in touch.
Health befrienders: The Phoenix Group supports refugees and asylum seeking women in many ways. They currently are in need of health befrienders. As a health befriender you will help an individual navigate the health care system, ensuring their health needs are being identified and met.
Workshops: Perhaps you’d be interested in sharing your expertise by offering a workshop about areas related but not limited to personal development, goal-setting or growth. Or, if you are hosting a workshop and would be happy to waive the fee and invite a refugee to attend one of your workshops, I could match a refugee who would benefit from your particular session.