Asylum Drop-In Coordinator

Darlington Assistance for Refugees

Posted 12 months ago

The co-ordinator will be responsible for facilitating the weekly drop-in.

Role Key Elements:

  • Ensure that the venue is opened on time and the venue cleaned and locked securely (when appropriate) at the end of each session.
  • Maintain a register of attendees; refugees, asylum seekers and members.
  • Maintain contact numbers of attendees.
  • Ensure that there are an adequate number of volunteers attending the drop-in.
  • Liaise with the Donations Coordinator to ensure that suitable donations are made available to AS/R in attendance, and that any donations left at the end of the session are removed from the venue and dealt with appropriately.
  • Maintain the stock of refreshments (e.g. biscuits, drinks), costs to be covered from DAR funds.
  • Facilitate a monthly shared lunch, the cost to be covered from DAR funds.
  • Submit expenses to the treasurer in a timely manner.
  • Hold regular meetings for DAR members attending the Drop-In sessions in order to share information and offer support.
  • Liaise with Migrant Support Lead and other members of the Executive as appropriate.
  • Timetable guest speakers/visits from partnership agencies as instructed from the Executive Committee.
  • Send an update report in advance and attend regular Executive Meetings (currently held every 6 weeks).

Qualities and skills required:

  • Good communication skills
  • Ability to organise a team of volunteers
  • Ability to work with a range of people at all levels
  • Ability to work on own initiative

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