Medaille Trust supports and empowers survivors of modern slavery, trafficking and exploitation. We do this in a number of ways, from offering safe accommodation, to offering support both in our safehouses and out in the community on our Moving on Projects. Our work also includes advocacy and awareness raising in the UK as well as an entrepreneurship academy in Albania, which provides meaningful alternatives to those who may otherwise be at risk of exploitation. All our work embodies a commitment to personalised support, recognising the dignity and agency of our service users and empowering them on a path to a life that is free from slavery and exploitation.

West Midlands Moving on Project supports female survivors of modern slavery, trafficking and exploitation. As part of this work, we offer fortnightly group sessions where clients can come together in a safe space to participate in activities and create friendships. We are looking for creative volunteers to help us to deliver practical and emotional support to clients as well as to help us create a varied programme of activities including educational, guest speakers and craft activities, designed to support the clients into independence at a fortnightly group session in Birmingham. These should be trauma informed and meet the specific needs of the client group. 

RESPONSIBLE TO: Local Coordinator – West Midlands Moving on Project

COMMITMENT LEVEL: Fortnightly commitment – Monday 

DURATION: 6-month minimum commitment after training.  

LOCATION OF ACTIVITY: Just outside of Birmingham City Centre.


We are looking for Activities Volunteers to help support us in our uplifting group session activities, tasks will include:

· Welcoming visitors and clients to the hub, helping them sign in, directing them to the hub space, helping clients to engage within a group setting, helping with any activity sessions that take place on or off the premises. 

· Help to create a varied programme of activities

· To offer a safe and comfortable experience for all clients, showing awareness of clients varying physical and mental well-being needs.

· To provide feedback to Local Coordinator, reporting any observations or concerns in a timely manner.

· Making refreshments/drinks

· Helping to set up and tidy up group space

· To take part in regular supervision and support

· To regularly attend volunteer or staff meetings

· To attend training as and when required

· To work within agreed professional boundaries at all times

· To provide a safe and non-judgmental environment that promotes the core values and ethos of the Trust, in accordance with the Medaille Trust Policy, Data Protection Act, and Health and Safety Regulations. 


The role would suit someone who is friendly, kind, empathetic and non-judgemental.  This position is very rewarding and would suit a person who is happy to work in a team, in a busy and sometimes challenging environment.   

This role requires maturity, and an ability to engage with female adults in a trauma informed way, while working alongside staff members to deliver the service in line with agreed procedures and systems.  

· Volunteers must be at least 18 years old. 

· Experience of machine and hand sewing as well as haberdashery would be an advantage.

· Volunteers will need to be computer literate and have a good standard of spoken and written English

· This role requires a regular commitment every fortnight

· Ability to maintain confidentiality is essential

· Volunteers to have knowledge and understanding of human trafficking issues or willingness to learn

· Knowledge of mental health issues and the challenges faced or a willingness to learn

· An understanding of the importance of professional boundaries in the role

· Must be able to get to the group session which is based outside of Birmingham City Centre. 

This role is restricted for females under the Occupational Requirement under Schedule 9 (part 1) of the Equality Act 2010 and is subject to ongoing satisfactory Disclosure & Barring Service checks.


Induction to the Medaille Trust and The Moving on Project, including an overview of Modern Slavery in the UK and safeguarding

Any additional training that is commensurate to the individual role

Regular Supervision is required for this role


Travel costs and other expenses in line with our expenses policy.


An enhanced DBS check is required to volunteer.