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Afghanistan and Central Asian Association - Communications Volunteer



Details of the Charity:

The Afghanistan and Central Asian Association (ACAA) was founded in 2000 to support vulnerable refugees and migrants, living in some of the most disadvantaged and deprived areas of London, to improve their wellbeing, independence, aspirations and integration. We provide a wide range of social, cultural, and educational services and place a heavy focus on gender equity within the displaced communities. We aim to break down language and cultural barriers and give our community a voice and address their needs. Our work is underpinned by a community development ethos centred on addressing individual needs and circumstances. Although our main area of support is refugee families, our activities are open to all as part of our long-standing integration agenda.

Details of the Volunteering Opportunity:

This is an exciting opportunity for someone who would like to develop their research and communication skills within a political context, improve their knowledge and understanding of the NGO sector and learn more about the significance of grassroots community organisations in shaping policy and supporting the most vulnerable in society.

Main tasks:

  • Helping with our new online TV Channel in the UK to promote human rights and integration through cultural, political, social and community shows
  • Contacting international NGO’s to raise awareness of ACAA’s work in the UK and in Afghanistan to establish formal partnerships
  • Contacting British MP’s who have an interest in Afghanistan and Central Asia to introduce them to the ACAA and discuss our plans
  • Arranging meetings with local councillors in West London to engage them in our community initiatives
  • Organising events to highlight the impact of ACAA’s work
  • Writing press releases and articles

Skills Required:

We are looking for enthusiastic and active volunteers who have:

  • Knowledge of UK and Afghan relations
  • Excellent interpersonal and writing skills
  • Interest in the charity sector, refugee issues and current affairs

Additional Benefits:

  • Volunteering hours go towards the Brunel Volunteers Award
  • Interested? Apply below:
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