CLEAR welcomes and supports the contribution of volunteers to the project and the added value that they bring. We rely on volunteers to provide much needed extra capacity alongside its paid staff in many different roles and across all services.
Many of the long serving and dedicated CLEAR volunteers have been awarded 100 hour certificates for their voluntary work by the Mayor of the City of Southampton.
We see great value in volunteering as a progression route for clients who are looking for work experience in the UK to add to their CV, or as a way for them to meet people, make friends and practise speaking English.
Quotes from our volunteers:
‘When I came to England, I didn’t know anyone, I couldn’t speak English and I had a tiny baby. When I found CLEAR it was like home. I love volunteering here.’ – Shpresa (volunteer receptionist)
‘My volunteer opportunity at CLEAR taught me a lot about the kinds of problems refugees and asylum-seekers face when they have to integrate into a new country. CLEAR reflects an enabling and positive work ethic and environment. As a result, I believe my volunteer experience helped me grow, both professionally and personally.’ – Pari (volunteer caseworker and Work Club receptionist)
Interested in volunteering for us?
If you would like to volunteer with CLEAR, let us know your name, email address and phone number.
Phone 023 8022 1111
We will then contact you by email or phone to talk about which areas of our work you are interested in helping out with, and to arrange an appointment for you to visit us. Please be patient, as at times we have many potential volunteers applying. We will do our best to get back to you within three weeks.
After you have visited, we will ask you to fill out a volunteer application form, including two references, and, depending where you are volunteering, a Disclosure and Barring service (DBS) check form. Please note that you cannot start volunteering with us until we have received two satisfactory references for you.
All of these roles are Monday to Friday, daytime only, unless specified otherwise below:
List of roles
- Administration Volunteer
- Data Input Volunteer
- ESOL Tutor
- ESOL Learning Support Assistant
- ESOL Learning Support Reading Assistant (Wednesdays only)
- ESOL & IT Learning Support Assistant (Wednesdays only)
- General Learning Support Assistant for various courses
- CLEAR Interpreter – mainly Farsi/Dari, Cantonese/Mandarin, Arabic
- EU WELCOME Interpreter – mainly Hungarian, Bulgarian, Romanian
- Work Club Assistant (Wednesdays only)
Avenue Multicultural Centre (Fridays only)
- AMC Reception
- AMC Catering Assistant
- AMC Lead Kitchen Volunteer
- AMC Lead IT Volunteer
Football (Monday & Thursday evenings only)
- Community Football Assistant
- Events Assistant