Volunteer opportunity description

Somali Advice and Forum Of Information (SAAFI) is a community-based organisation founded and led by British-Somali mothers from refugee background in Brent to support each other and their families for positive integration.

We have found out through our daily contacts with the Somali community, particularly young people, that the idea of volunteerism is not well understood with the community who may feel isolated and hard to reach from the wider UK community.


In this project, we will provide mentoring and coaching groups and one to one trainings followed by volunteering opportunities encouraging young people to interact and reach out into the communities around them.


SAAFI would like to recruit 20 young volunteers between the ages of 18 – 25 years of age from Somali origin for an opportunity to support hard to reach members of the community to volunteer on social action projects, which promote mentoring, and coaching.


We are expecting that this project will have the following impact:

  • Introduce the benefits of volunteering.

  • Assist young people and parents to overcome barriers to volunteering

  • Build confidence of young adults to volunteer

  • Peer support network to provide peer role models and support for young people within both their own age group and community.

  • Prevent and decrease in being excluded from school 



Skills a volunteer might need



Positive and dedicated 

Willing to work with young people

Good Listener




Time commitment:

Each week you will run a mentoring session which will last 2-4 hours on weekends or after school. We also require mentors to submit short session reports after each session and attend a monthly supervision. This is a 3 month commitment.

Out of pocket expenses – travel and refreshments

We reimburse reasonable travel expenses against receipts and provide refreshments.

Benefits to the volunteers

·       You will receive training and meet new people

·       Opportunity to offer skills for the community

·       Enhance your CV and gain valuable experience working with youth 

DBS – Disclosure barring checks:

DBS checks are required. Once you have booked onto your training we will send you the relevant forms which we will then process for you 

        Other requirements 

        Volunteers must be aged 18 or over 

Our volunteer needs

We need volunteers who are free at these times


About the organisation

Somali Advice And Forum Of Information

Mowlid Mohamoud
Youth Worker
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