Brixton Soup Kitchen: open to the public on weekdays between 10am to 2pm on Mondays to Fridays (297-299 Coldhabour Lane, SW9 8RP).
Norwood and Brixton Foodbank: 020 8670 0070 for foodbank vouchers. Or try this: 0808 2082138
The Drop in supports over 650 destitute asylum seekers and their children every month. Our volunteers offer legal signposting, appointments with doctors and therapists, nutritious cooked food, nearly-new or new clothing and footwear and a welcoming, warm and friendly space. Every client also receives a supermarket voucher and travel expenses.
We set up the Drop in because we became aware of the desperate needs of destitute asylum seekers, many of whom go hungry and survive predominantly on the kindness of friends.
The project launched in March 2006 with just one asylum seeker attending – today we welcome people from more than 60 different countries. The asylum seekers travel to us from across London and sometimes beyond, and the project is run entirely by volunteers.
A large number of our clients are survivors of torture and/or rape and have chosen destitution over deportation because they fear for their lives if they are returned home.
For more information about who we are and how we are run, click here.
Drop In and Volunteer Coordinator
We are seeking a Drop In / Volunteer Coordinator (21 hours per week, initially on a fixed term 1 year contract). Our successful, volunteer led, monthly drop in has been supporting destitute asylum seekers for more than 15 years. We now need a sensitive, dynamic, self-motivated professional primarily to coordinate the work of our fantastic volunteers and ensure high quality service delivery.
You will need a sympathetic understanding of the asylum sector, experience of working with volunteers, excellent organisational skills and the ability to motivate and communicate effectively.
Salary: £30K/£32K (FTE)
Please email your CV and covering letter (no more than 1 side of A4) to email@example.com by 26 November, as interviews will take place week beginning 6th December.