Our staff and volunteers are at the heart of the service we offer. We value their commitment and passion, and for standing with our refugee and asylum seeking community in unity. Here are our latest exciting opportunities with Paiwand:

Volunteer Mentor (Youth Zone)

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 well-being of the young members of these communities. 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. We will give you training, which is compulsory to complete the recruitment process. The role is subject to enhanced DBS disclosure.

About you:

  • You are passionate and motivated to improve the lives of vulnerable young refugees in Northwest London;
  • You have excellent listening skills;
  • Ideally you have experience of working with young children (but not essential)
  • You’re able to travel to and meet at Paiwand’s office in Harrow and other areas of North West London;
  • Commitment to weekly meetings for minimum 6 months

For more information or to apply for the role please contact Anjali Saran at

If you want to gain office skills and be prepared for your next admin job, if you want to be part of a vibrant community and help people in need, please support us by offering your time.

If you are enjoying working behind the desk, if you like to organise information into nice and tidy folders then please contact us. We need you. 

If you would like to support us, please contact info@paiwand or call 0208 090 7741.



Fees: £40/session

Hours:1.5 hour sessions x 1 per week

Responsible to:Youth Project Manager

Job length:30 sessions/9 months

Main Duties and Responsibilities:

  • To plan and deliver a weekly Youth Club which comprises of focused activities.
  • Prepare a programme for each session thoroughly in advance and review content, presentation and relevance.
  • Source external organisations that can provide ad hoc sessions in life skills and applied arts.
  • Keep appropriate and efficient records.
  • Report on the development, progress and attainment of young people.
  • Participate in meetings which relate to the project delivery.
  • Communicate and work effectively with other members of the team.
  • Check young people’s feedback with the Youth Project Manager and act on any relevant points related to the feedback.
  • Follow policies on health & safety, equal opportunities, safeguarding children and child protection in all aspects of work.
  • Assist with the supervision of young people, on a rota basis.
  • Facilitate and motivate a lively participation in group by each young person, not simply the more confident ones.
  • Work with the Youth Project Team so ensure continued and increased engagement in the group.

Our Commitment To Equality:

  • To deliver our commitment to equality of opportunity in the provision of services all staff are expected to promote equality in the work place and in the services we delivers
  • To ensure services provided for young Afghan refugees and asylum seekers are accessible to all members of the community and reflect the Afghan Association Paiwand Equal Opportunities Policy

Please email your CV and application form (below) to by the 13th of May 2019.