Interns
We recruit 4 intern positions twice a year
  • June recruitment (July to December internship period). Deadline to receive applications 5pm on 13th June
  • December recruitment (January to June internship period). Deadline to receive applications 9am on 11th December

Interns are an invaluable part of our small team and will have the opportunity to get experience of direct work with young refugees, asylum seekers and vulnerable migrants. The ability to speak a refugee community language(s) is highly desirable. The positions are unpaid, but lunch and travel expenses within Greater London are covered. All interns will need to provide 2 references, undergo a Young Roots DBS check and attend Young Roots safeguarding training.

Young Roots recognises the positive value of diversity, promotes equality and challenges discrimination. We welcome and encourage applications from people of all backgrounds. As an organisation that supports refugees, asylum seekers and migrants, we particularly welcome applications from within these communities, as they are currently under-represented in the organisation.

To apply

If you are interested in applying for any of the positions, please download the role descriptions below and submit an application form to London@youngroots.org.uk by the deadlines above. (You’re welcome to apply for more than one of the internships but you only need to fill in the form once). 

Please note we do not accept CVs

Youth Activities and Peer Support Intern (North London)
Youth Activities and Peer Support Intern (Croydon)
Casework Intern (North London)
Casework Intern (Croydon)

Volunteers
We are recruiting various roles in Croydon and North West London.

The application deadline for all roles is 5pm on Wednesday 11th October. Interviews will take place on Tuesday 17th October.

To apply

If you are interested in applying for any of the positions, please download the role descriptions below along with Young Roots’ participation statement and submit an application form to London@youngroots.org.uk by the deadline above. (You’re welcome to apply for more than one of the roles but you only need to fill in the form once).

Please note we do not accept CVs

Volunteer Youth Workers (Brent)

We are looking for two youth work volunteers to assist in running our weekly youth club supporting young refugees and asylum seekers in Brent, North West London. The group runs on Tuesdays from 5 – 7pm and includes workshops, creative projects, games and help with English. For these roles we are especially looking for volunteers who are able to provide English support and create activities in a fun and relaxed way. Role description and person specification

Volunteer Youth Workers (Croydon)

We are looking for two youth work volunteers to assist in running our weekly youth club supporting young refugees and asylum seekers in Croydon. The group runs on Thursdays from 4:30 – 7.30pm and includes workshops, creative projects, games and food. For these roles we are especially looking for volunteers who are able to provide English support and create activities in a fun and relaxed way. Role description and person specification

Trip & Holiday Activity Volunteer (Brent)

We are looking for five trip and holiday activity volunteers to assist in running our termly Saturday trips and holiday activities (sometimes on weekdays) for young refugees and asylum seekers in Brent, North West London throughout the year. Trips and activities may include visiting museums, playing sports, seeing central London sights, creative workshops and more. Role description and person specification

Football Volunteer (Brent)

We are looking for two football club volunteers to assist in running our weekly football sessions for young refugees and asylum seekers in Brent, North West London. The sessions run on Thursdays from 5:30 – 6:30pm. For these roles we are especially looking for volunteers who have an interest in football and sports more generally, with the potential of running sports trips in the future. Role description and person specification

Volunteer Accompaniers

We are looking for Volunteer Accompaniers to go with young people to appointments. Appointments will vary but might include going to the GP, solicitors or registering at college. For these roles we are especially looking for friendly, sociable volunteers who will be confident engaging with stressed or anxious young people, are adept at navigating London’s public transport, and are available on weekdays. This role is particularly suited to people with flexible schedules. Role description and person specification

Trustees

We have no trustee vacancies at the moment. 

Staff

We have no staff vacancies at the moment.