Volunteering can be hugely fulfilling and rewarding. Providing you with opportunities to develop new skills, grow personally and professionally and it gives your CV a boost.

Ourmala’s volunteers make a positive difference to the refugees and asylum-seekers we serve.

We’ll give you relevant training, advice along the way and feedback sessions. We’ll also ask for your advice in your exit interview, so that we can learn from your experience and invaluable contribution.

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The mornings I volunteered with Ourmala were always a highlight of my week… Giving back and making a difference… Just from completing one application, I was able to support 17 refugee women for a term – priceless feeling!Elizabeth B, Research, marketing and planning volunteer at Ourmala

Read more about Elizabeth’s experience volunteering with Ourmala here.


English teachers
This is an opportunity to work with a great group of diverse learners and shape the direction of English learning at Ourmala. More…

Childcare team
Love children? From 10.30am – 3.30pm we have yoga, lunch and English classes available at Mildmay Community Centre in Islington for refugee and asylum-seeking women with children. Would you like to join our childcare team and help these women have some much needed time to themselves for yoga and English classes? Get in touch.

Service user liaisons
Natural people person and easily think on your feet? We’re looking for someone to help our services run smoothly on alternate Tuesdays 9am-12:30pm during school term time. More…

Email team
Do you have a moment on Mondays and/or Thursdays to help us respond to our emails? Get in touch.

Social media
Are you on the mark with Facebook, Twitter or instagram? We’re looking for help managing our channels. Get in touch.

Salesforce development officer
Ideally 1 day per week, you’ll be helping maintain and develop Salesforce, so you’ll need to have experience in the back and front end of Salesforce. You’d be an integral part of the team, helping to develop key processes and creating important Salesforce reports for fundraising applications and beyond. Get in touch.


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