Volunteer with us!

Feniks for many years functioned only thanks to the dedication of its volunteers. These days it also relies on their work and the dedication to Feniks’s mission. As a charitable organisation, we are run by the Board of Directors, who volunteer their time and expertise to serve the community. All our projects and services are run by volunteers, this includes counselling, group work, Conversation Cafés, Active 50+ and administration. Please call or email us if you would like to join our diverse team!

We also welcome applications from international students interested in doing Erasmus internships with us.

Our current volunteering opportunities:

EU Settlement Scheme Volunteer – role description

We are looking for a law or social welfare student to help provide advice about the EU Settlement Scheme to eligible community members. This role means you will receive free immigration law training and acquire experience in providing vulnerable EU/EEA nationals with immigration advice. You will support one of 57 UK organisations who received funds from the Home Office to help vulnerable EEA nationals make ‘settled status’ applications.

We offer up to 4 placements to willing and eligible candidates who can dedicate a day or half a day a week of their time.

Polish and Romanian speakers are especially welcome to apply.

A role with Feniks will give you an opportunity to:

  • acquire experience providing 1-1 advice under the supervision of an experienced advisor;
  • provide language and technological support in making applications to the EU settlement scheme;
  • support vulnerable EU/EEA nationals with complex needs and assist them in the legal process of securing their legal rights in the UK;
  • assist in preparing the necessary paperwork for more complex cases;
  • learn details about the EU settlement scheme;
  • acquire free OISC Level 1 EUSS registration;
  • volunteer with an organisation who has supported the Central Eastern European in the Lothians community for over 10 years;
  • get to know our other Feniks volunteers and receive support from the volunteer coordinator and Feniks support structures.

This role is a voluntary position. The funding for this project finishes end of March 2020.

Deadline for applications is 8 November 2019, 12pm.

To learn about the eligibility and the application process download the role description or contact: dorota.peszkowska@feniks.org.uk

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Toddler Group Co-facilitator – role description

We are looking for a volunteer who will co-facilitate a group for parents, grandparents and guardians of Polish children aged 0-2. Working with children and their parents gives the opportunity to develop organizational and creative skills as well as gain experience of working with a group and children.

If you are interested in co-running the Toddler Group (along with a current volunteer), please read the description of the role (above) and send your application (CV and brief information about yourself and your motivation to run the Toddler Group) to gosia.kowalewska@feniks.org.uk
by 8th of September 2019

Board Member – role description

Admin Support – role description

Photographer – role description

Web Support – role description

Apart from volunteering roles described above, we welcome everyone who wishes to commit their time and energy and to share their skills to help our organization to grow and flourish. There is always plenty to be done so you will not get bored. Volunteering with Feniks is an opportunity to find something interesting for yourself to do, to learn new skills and to gain knowledge about social services as well as to build new friendships with other volunteers.

If you wish to find out more or meet for a chat about volunteering with Feniks please write to Gosia, our volunteer coordinator on gosia.kowalewska@feniks.org.uk