Whether you want to play sports or simply need advice, our youth clubs and activities in Edgware, London are enjoyable for all. Understanding that you may have trouble integrating upon arriving in the UK, we provide an array of social opportunities for young people. We currently offer football, cricket, and games clubs, as well as one-to-one mentoring for young refugees, asylum seekers, and unaccompanied minors in the UK. Get in touch today to enquire about our youth activity projects.
Cedar’s Youth and Community Centre,
Saturdays, 12:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m
St Mary’s Church,
11 High Street,
Mondays, 5:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.
Christchurch Avenue, HA3 5BD
Thursdays, 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
In addition to fun activities, we provide school mentoring and community mentoring services for young refugees and asylum seekers in North West London. This includes one-to-one social, academic, community, and employability support.
Serving people aged 11 – 18, our mentors aim to support, encourage and productively challenge young people to define and work towards their personal goal, helping them to learn, find work, and make friends in the local area.
With our youth activity projects, we aim to help young people to:
Learn Communication and Other Effective Skills
Alleviate Social Isolation and Loneliness by Making Friends
Improve Mental Health
Integrate into the Community
About the Young Refugees Mentoring Project:
Paiwand’s Mentoring Project is partly funded by Children in Need and the Big Lottery Fund. It aims to address the specific needs of young refugees, asylum seekers and unaccompanied minors in North West London who are in need of one-to-one and group social, academic and community support.
Afghan Association Paiwand is a multicultural refugee community organisation that serves the holistic needs of asylum seeking, refugee and migrant communities in North and Northwest London (not just Afghan). Paiwand’s mission is to improve and enhance the quality of life of these groups upon arriving and settling in the UK, through free advocacy services, mental health counselling, education initiatives, community youth and art projects, housing provision for unaccompanied minors and mentoring for young people.
We are looking for volunteer mentors to work on a one-to-one basis with vulnerable young refugees, asylum seekers and unaccompanied minors, aged 11-18 years old, in Northwest London (Harrow, Brent, Barnet). The large refugee communities residing in these boroughs point to a clear need to address the wellbeing of the young members of these communities. The young people referred to our project are at particular risk of the following:
Being NEET (Not in Education, Employment or Training);
Involvement in Gang and criminal activities (Including drug misuse);
Mental health and emotional struggles.
In response, the Project aims to support, encourage and productively challenge young people to define and work towards their personal goals. The role will give volunteers an opportunity to become trained as mentors, and to gain experience working with young refugees with complex needs. The mentoring project currently operates two different ways: Schools mentoring or community mentoring. Schools mentoring involves mentors meeting their mentees at their school during school hours whereas community mentoring is organised between the mentor and mentee at an appropriate time and place outside of school hours.
To be passionate and motivated to improve the lives of vulnerable young refugees in Northwest London;
Excellent listening skills;
Experience of working with young children is an advantage, but not necessary;
Volunteers should be able to travel to and meet at Paiwand’s office in Edgware and other areas of North West London;
Commitment to weekly meetings for minimum 3 months
Full training will be provided. Attendance is compulsory to complete the recruitment process.
The role is subject to enhanced DBS disclosure.
If you are interested please send your CV to:
Register your interest in volunteering