As we continue to co-ordinate a response to the arrival of individuals and families across Milton Keynes, we urgently need volunteers to help us in some key roles
Support Administrators x 2
Can you offer up to 15 hours per week to help support the team on the ground in the Hotel with daily administrative activities such as arranging and coordinating transport; GP registrations and appointments; information and data entry; organising translators if needed; general ops and events admin etc.
The activities will be varied and you will work in close liaison with the Welcome MK Project Manager, Hotel coordinators and volunteers.
Suitable volunteers will be confident and personable in liaising with various different stakeholders, IT literate, administratively efficient, culturally sensitive and aware, able to adapt to a fast paced and changing environment and task at hand.
To read the full job description, click here
To contact us in relation to the roles, click here
Can you spare 2-3 hours per week to join our volunteer team of hotel liaison staff?
Part of the Welcome MK response is to provide a constant and available presence for the refugees in both hotels where they are accommodated, right through the week.
First and foremost, this means being a friendly face and getting to know them. This may not seem much but is key to them feeling welcome and safe whilst they stay in the hotel environment. Volunteers are also there to support the hotel and guests (Afghan evacuees) in trying to answer any questions they may have. Of course, we'll equip you with the information you need to provide a helpful response.
Our goal is for there always to be two volunteers in each hotel for each morning or afternoon shift. Feel free to volunteer with a family member or friend if there are two of you who want to get involved.
To contact Welcome MK to volunteer, click here
Support our partners
Welcome MK could not exist without its partners.
It was always our vision that, rather than delivering services ourselves, we would work with and through those with the necessary experience and expertise. By doing it this way, we're making use of existing resources and ways of working, rather than spending precious energy duplicating something that is already in place.
When it comes to our response the arrivals from Afghanistan, the two key providers have been Baby Basics and MK Storehouse. So, if you want to help by making donations, the best way you can support us is by supporting them.
Here you’ll find links that will take you directly to their websites where you’ll find details of any items they currently need: