New Volunteer Opportunities at WMSC

Help Needed: Walthamstow Migrants’ Support Centre

Walthamstow Migrants’ Support Centre is a welcoming, non-judgmental place for all migrants living in Waltham Forest and beyond. It is a drop-in centre that runs on Friday mornings in the back room of the Salvation Army shop on Forest Road in Walthamstow from 10-12:30 (or 9am if we have early appointments).

We aim to help all visitors in any way that we can, regardless of their current legal status in the UK. We do not buy into the narrative that there are ‘good’ and ‘bad’, ‘deserving’ or ‘undeserving’ migrants. We believe that no one is illegal and we try to act alongside those who visit our Centre to navigate the horrendous conditions created by the hostile environment espoused and perpetrated by the government. Currently we do this through
food bank referrals, providing access to our free advisors, providing a safe space to meet and chat with refreshments, and giving direction to specialist services.

We are a small centre, wholly run by volunteers, that sees an average of 10-15 visitors each week. In future, we want to be in a position to provide follow up case work and to establish better connections with groups supporting migrants across London. We are looking for people who want to help us achieve these aims and develop our capabilities.

We have a number of very rewarding roles that we are looking to fill where you can contribute to the running of the Centre and learn new skills. We understand the importance of working sustainably, which means we work closely as a team and support each other so that everyone’s tasks are manageable. Role descriptions can be found by clicking here.

For more information, contact Helen Taylor at 

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