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We are always looking to expand our team of enthusiastic and committed volunteers.

Our Women’s Officer is currently seeking students to support the Women’s Project in Hounslow which works with ‘hard to reach’ women and provides English language classes, social activities and workshops on a range of relevant topics. This would be a community development placement involving outreach, project development, planning and delivery and fundraising. If you are interested, please contact the Women’s Officer, Mahna Kasraee on mahna.kasraee@afghanistan-central-asian.org.uk.

We are also accepting applications for political engagement, strategic development, fundraising, legal, and research and communication interns for our office in Hounslow.

Mentoring

ACAA’s mentoring project aims to meet the concerns of refugees and migrants who have come to the UK from Afghanistan and Central Asian countries. This is an opportunity for individuals to receive one-to-one assistance and guidance on a programme tailored to their needs.

Mentors come from diverse professional backgrounds, but will have some experience or expertise to guide a refugee or migrant and provide them with an understanding of their issues. Mentors encourage their mentees to develop their skills and fulfil their potential during what can often be a difficult transition to a new country and lifestyle.

A mentee can be anyone who might benefit from one-to-one support and advice, whether they have a specific problem to overcome or they’re looking for more general guidance.

We have a diverse range of mentors who are able to provide support and expertise on immigration and asylum issues, mental health, education, employment and counter-radicalisation (particularly with young people vulnerable to extremism), as well as general guidance and friendship.

We accept referrals from local agencies, schools, and any other professionals.

If you are interested in being a mentor or being paired up with a mentor, drop in to our office during our office hours or contact us by email or phone.