Unaccompanied Asylum Seeking Children & Young People2018-11-02T17:24:00+00:00

Unaccompanied Asylum-Seeking Children

We’re extremely proud to announce our partnership with  to support unaccompanied asylum-seeking children & young people throughout Devon; by using our networks, facilities & local activities to enable opportunities & establish positive connections within their communities.

Thankfully, we both have a wealth of experience in bringing people together – especially amongst those who may find themselves on the margins of society at some point or another. To expand on this, we’ll be tapping into our existing networks to create new ones, in the hope that a rich menu of opportunities is developed and made accessible; to include support with integration, making new friends, learning languages, sharing their stories
and knowing who to ask for help when they need it…

…the things we can sometimes take for granted!

Do I have to speak another language?2018-10-15T12:39:38+00:00

No, It’s good to have good general communication skills. Lots of young people have expressed a wish to practice their English. Google translator can always help if a language is a barrier.

Where are the UASC from?2018-10-15T11:32:02+00:00

All over the world, there’s a broad range of nationalities that need support. This includes Iran, Sudan, Eritrea.

What sort of thing would I be doing?2018-10-15T11:11:33+00:00

You would help UASC access their local community, learn British culture & offer the time for young people to practice their English.

Can anyone volunteer?2018-10-15T12:40:16+00:00

If you are aged 18+ you can apply. We’re looking for people with all types of experience, but mostly the desire & willingness to help as you offer your time to less fortunate young people. You will be expected to carry out a full DBS check once you have had an informal interview.

How much time will volunteers need to give?2018-10-15T12:51:05+00:00

At the least we would appreciate 1 hour, every 2 weeks. However, if you can offer more of your time we would be extremely grateful!

How can prospective volunteers get involved?2018-10-15T12:41:18+00:00

Simply email Karina (karina.jones@youngdevon.org) at Young Devon with your interest & she will send you an application form to complete.

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Interested in volunteering?

In terms of structure, there’s several ‘streams’ to the project. For instance, Recruiting Volunteers; Young Devon are taking the lead to find & train these volunteers that will support UASC in linking with communities (we already have 9 Volunteers in training). Community Groups; Space* will be reaching out to link with community groups & businesses to enable further opportunities throughout the delivery of the project.
Awareness Raising; Space will be going out into communities to raise awareness of the project, the young people involved & our aims! The Steering Group; all of this is led via a steering group that is currently being put together. It will involve foster carers as well as the young people of the project to help shape the programme best suited for UASC.

Meet The Team

SimonProject Lead
JamesSenior Youth Support Worker & Community Engagement Coordinator
KarinaVolunteer Coordinator