Policy Centre for African Peoples

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Volunteering Opportunities at PCAP

March 14, 2020 Tagged with:     
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“Education is the most powerful weapon you can use to change the world,” Nelson Mandela once said. Our charity, the Policy Centre for African Peoples, was founded in 2008 to promote the education and engagement of African communities and the general public.

To fulfil this mission, we carry out educational and leadership development projects.

Our charity is seeking university students and professionals to work on a voluntary basis on our Lead4Hope programme. Lead4Hope is a mentoring and leadership development project for disadvantaged young people in the London Borough of Hackney.

The volunteers participating in this project will have the exciting opportunity to help us with:

  • Boosting the self-confidence and resilience of young people (18 -25) from the London Borough of Hackney;
  • Developing their leadership skills;
  • And enabling them to achieve their educational, professional and social goals.

The activities we are carrying out to help young people achieve these outcomes include:

  • Mentoring and motivational sessions;
  • Role plays and practical exercises;
  • And showing young people how to use a pioneering roadmap to success to achieve their goals in 6 easy steps.

Ideally, we are looking for volunteers who are passionate about improving the educational attainment and living conditions of disadvantaged young people. Good communication and interpersonal skills will be highly appreciated because, in addition to assisting with the mentoring and training sessions, the volunteers will help us reach out to young people in Hackney and other areas of the Borough, including Shoreditch.

We would very much welcome savvy and enthusiastic users of social media.

Amongst other benefits, volunteers will:

  • Join an enthusiastic team dedicated to promoting education, leadership training and social engagement;
  • Connect with universities, schools, youth groups and outstanding professionals who are collaborating with our charity;
  • Enjoy the opportunity to help motivate, mentor and train disadvantaged young people;
  • Gain useful skills related to education, leadership development and mentoring.

We are very flexible in terms of time commitment. The volunteers who are available may participate in our leadership development, mentoring and motivational sessions for young people, which will take every fortnight, from 4 pm to 6 pm on Thursdays. Volunteers who are unavailable may choose to help us remotely, as and only when their other commitments allow them to do so. Although the Lead4Hope is due to last for a year, from March 2018 to March 2019, the volunteers will be free to stop working whenever they may choose to do so.

We reimburse travel expenses against receipts and provide refreshments at the training sessions.

DBS checks are not required for these volunteer positions. However, the volunteers will be required to adhere to our young people’s protection policy.


How to Apply: To apply, send your CV to info[at]policycap.org . Suitable candidates may start as soon as possible upon receipt of their applications.