It’s not all about the money. Al-Khair Foundation (AKF) has got to where it is today thanks to the time, effort and skills that our volunteers have donated. If you’re looking to support a good cause in the UK Muslim charity scene, but aren’t sure where to start, get in touch with us now.

Volunteer, fundraise, or set an appeal in motion online. There are many ways you can help. Here are some of them…

Volunteer with us

At Al-Khair Foundation, we always need an extra hand around the office, especially during busy periods like Ramadan and Eid. We’ve got volunteer positions open in departments ranging from Donations to Fundraising.

Organise a Charity Event

If you’re a social butterfly and a whizz at organising events, why not do one for a good cause? It can be as simple as an office bake-sale; or as grand as a gala dinner with vintage clothing fashion show galore. Your imagination’s the limit.

Take up a Charity Challenge

If you’re the adventurous type then any excuse is a good one to trek up a mountain or run a marathon. And what better excuse than supporting poor widows in Pakistan or building a well in Kenya? The British isles boast some of the most majestic peaks to climb, and they’re as good place to start as any.

Shake Up Social Media

Are you insta-famous or huge on Facebook? Have you got a big following on Tumblr or Twitter? Use the power of social media to raise awareness of global poverty, a current disaster, or Gaza’s ongoing crisis. Write a blog, do a vlog or create a twitter trend. Get people talking about the things that matter. And don’t forget to #hashtag, @ or link us.

Vacancies

Al-Khair Foundation (AKF) is often recruiting. We need bright, passionate people with relevant experience, who want to create positive change. Please see below for our latest vacancies.

Vacancies

Al-Khair Foundation is a UK-based international NGO providing humanitarian support, international development, emergency aid and…

Al-Khair Foundation is a UK-based international NGO providing humanitarian support, international development, emergency aid and…

  Al-Khair Foundation is a UK-based international NGO providing humanitarian support, international development, emergency aid…

Al-Khair Foundation is a UK-based international NGO providing humanitarian support, international development, emergency aid and…

Volunteer With Us

ESOL4Women Befriending Project

Background

Al-Khair Foundation is a UK – based international relief and development organisation that has developed rapidly since its establishment in 2003. Our focus is to help and empower disadvantaged communities in the UK and around the world. Some of the key areas we work in are Emergency Response, Water, Education, Healthcare and Livelihood.

The Role

Our befrienderswill play acrucial role as part ofour brand new ESOL & Employabilityproject. This rolewill be suitable for women aged 18+ with a proven interest in teaching English&basic life skills to brand new learners and empowering the most vulnerable people in society.
As a befriender, you will be matched with a client who has just completed an 8-week pre-entry level English class. Every week, you will meet with them for 1-2 hours at various Central London locations in orderto help them put what they have learnt into practice. The aim of the project is to increase their confidence to be able to better involve themselves in their communities. The programme will last for 6 weeks.

Main Responsibilities:

Help the clientto:

  1. Solidify subject material covered during their ESOL classes
  2. Address any difficulties or gaps in understanding
  3. Boost their confidence in engaging with the public
  4. Prepare for their exam
  5. Reduce their social isolation
  6. Any other duties commensurate with the accountabilities of the post.

Key Qualifications & Skills

  • Essential: Previous befriending experience Fluent in English
  • Desirable: Proven interest in teaching ESOL and basic life skills
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills with attention to detail
  • Good interpersonal skills with an approachable personality
  • Patient
  • Strong organisational and diplomacy skills
  • Ability to effectively work within a team environment and on own initiative
  • Demonstrate interest in poverty alleviation and community support within the UK

Successful candidates will be provided with a DBS check.
Befriender travel expenses will be reimbursed.
Please forward your CV & cover letter to: ukprogrammes@alkhair.org

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