Volunteer opportunity!

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Hackney Yoga Project provides Yoga and English classes for refugee and asylum-seeking women. We are looking for volunteers to join us.

Excellent opportunity to get involved with Hackney Yoga Project and gain work experience in a professional environment working with refugee and asylum-seeking women and yoga.

Training provided. Travel cost refunded or free lunch provided.

The role… give a warm welcome to the yoga students, help set-up / pack away the studio, manage travel refunds, help students fill out forms and with ad hoc admin duties. As a volunteer team member at Hackney Yoga Project, you’ll often be the first point of contact for our refugee and asylum-seeking yoga students, so it’s a really important role.

Closing date: Sunday 19 January.

You’ll need to be able to commit… Tuesdays 9am – 1pm during school term time, for a minimum of 8 Tuesdays at Hackney City Farm, E8 8QA. Ideally this role would start on 21 January.

Essential… you are friendly, patient, compassionate, reliable, quick thinking, not easily fazed, practical, sensitive to issues refugees and those seeking asylum might be facing. You have strong verbal and written communication skills.

Ideally… you have experience working with refugees/those seeking asylum/vulnerable individuals, and reception / office experience. You may be a refugee yourself, or seeking asylum…

Interested? Email your CV to danielle@hackneyogaproject.org and let us know why you’d like to join the team and why you’d be suitable. For those without CVs, we will still consider applications. In this case, please list any work experience in this country or other.  All applicants will need to provide two references.

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