There are various ways that you can get involved and join our mission to show solidarity and support for refugees, asylum seekers and migrants in the UK. More than 2,000 people a year rely on our community organisation in Edgware, London. Whether you want to donate or volunteer to work with us, we are hugely grateful for all your help. Get in touch today to discuss what we do.

Afghan Association Paiwand Young Refugees Mentoring Project

Job Title:                  Volunteer Mentor

Purpose:   Paiwand’s Mentoring Project 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.

Liaising with:         Education project Manager/partner schools

Part-time hours:               1-3 hours per week

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:

  • Academic underachievement;
  • Social/school exclusion;
  • Being NEET (Not in Education, Employment or Training);
  • Radicalisation;
  • 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 of 2-3 months
  • Full training will be provided. Attendance is compulsory to complete the recruitment process.
  • The role is subject to enhanced DBS disclosure.

    Please note that, we will be monitoring the progress of this project regularly and may change the list of tasks accordingly.

               For more information and application form please contact:  

Education Project Manager:

Afghan Association Paiwand Film Festival

Job Title:                  Volunteer Film Festival Organiser Assistant

Purpose:   Paiwand is proud to present London's 3rd Afghan International Film Festival. The film festival aims to explore the narratives of Afghan refugee, asylum seeking and migrant communities or issues relating to the rich cultural, political and social history of Afghanistan.

Liaising with:       LB Film Academy


If you are passionate about films and filmmaking, we would lvoe to have you on our team of volunteers! We are open to entusiastic individuals who can help us every step of the way to organise this exciting event!


If you have already been involved in such an event, or if you want to experience new things, then join us!
           For more information and application form please contact:  

Film Festival Manager:


Corporate Support

However big or small your business, we’ve lots of easy, rewarding ways for you and your colleagues to support the work we do with vulnerable refugees, including:

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  • Helping Young Refugees to Gain Work Experience

  • Providing Space to Host Workshops

  • Employee Volunteering

  • Fundraising Events and Donations

Contact if you’d like to have a chat about how we can collaborate.

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