Volunteering

Volunteers are central to every aspect of our work. There are lots of different opportunities to get involved with. We hope to provide structured and supportive volunteering opportunities that suit all interests, skills, availability and levels of experience. Some roles require a regular commitment each week, whereas others can be more flexible or occasional.

Under our volunteering programme, we can help people learn new skills and gain experience in different areas or use their existing skills and knowledge to give back and help others.

Volunteers receive an induction and safeguarding training, have regular peer-support meetings with their team, receive ongoing support and supervision from their Project Coordinator, and can attend further training and development opportunities in relevant areas.

Get in touch to find out about our current volunteer roles and for a volunteer application form.

Hosting Scheme

The hosting scheme matches a volunteer with a spare room in their house with an asylum seeker or refugee who have nowhere to stay.

Volunteer hosts provide a warm, safe environment for someone in need by opening up their home to a guest for an agreed time period. The terms of the hosting placement are negotiated between the host and guest on an individual basis.

Ongoing support is provided to hosts and all guests receive support from the destitution service and casework to resolve their problems and move their situations forwards.

If you are interested in becoming a host or would like to find out more please get in touch with the Housing Programme Coordinator.

Befriending

We are developing a befriending service for people who are isolated, have additional needs that make it difficult for them to access our core services, or would simply benefit from some friendship and extra support.

Get in touch with the Support Programme Leader if you are interested in being part of the Befriending Project.

Partner with Us

We are always very interested to hear from organisations who would like to explore joint projects or funding opportunities with us! Please contact the Centre to arrange a meeting.

Jobs

We are recruiting!

Applications are now open for the position of Centre Leader at St. Augustine’s Centre.

£34,788 pro rata 81%, equivalent to £18.03 per hour, National Joint Council spinal column point 32 (depending on experience)

0.81 whole time equivalent, (30 hours a week)

St. Augustine’s Centre on Hanson lane in Halifax has been working with diverse communities for over 50 years providing a welcoming place of support, sanctuary, and community.  We are Calderdale’s specialist support centre for Refugees and Asylum seekers, alongside others who need our services. We are looking for a Centre Leader who will have responsibility for providing clear leadership, management and ensuring the effective delivery of services.

The Centre Leader will work collaboratively with trustees, staff, volunteers, Centre Users, and local partners to ensure that the valuable and varied work of the centre is continued and developed. He or she will maintain and support the four core values and ethos of St. Augustine’s Centre.

We are looking for someone with a proven track record of leading and motivating a staff team, who has managed a busy charity that highly values its volunteers, who has project and financial management experience and is energetic and decisive with a ‘can do’ attitude.

You will also need:

  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
  • A facilitative and supportive management style
  • Interest in and knowledge of poverty and injustice, including an understanding of the issues facing refugees, asylum seekers and EU migrants
  • Knowledge of fundraising, excellent financial management and strong organisational skills.

For more details and to request an application pack please tel: 01422 365027 or email info@staugustinescentrehalifax.org.uk, or write to

John Hellewell, St Augustine’s Centre, Hanson Lane, Halifax, HX1 5PG

The recruitment pack and application form are also available for download below: 

Centre Leader recruitment pack – St. Augustine’s Centre

St Augustine’s Centre Leader – Application Form

Closing date: 2pm on Monday 6 January 2020

Interviews: Friday 17 January 2020. Candidates will need to be available for most of the day.