Come and See!
Are you new to JRS UK? Have you seen it mentioned online or heard about them in your parish? Are you already a supporter of their work? Or have you always wanted to volunteer to support refugees, but not sure where to start? No matter who you are, for one special day JRS UK's doors are open to everyone interested in their work and how they accompany, serve and advocate on behalf of refugees and those seeking asylum.
Members of the JRS team will be on hand to answer any of your questions. The day will give you a chance to come, see their centre in Wapping, meet the team and speak to other supporters and volunteers. The day will start with a short introduction to the mission and values of JRS and how they attend to the pastoral and practical needs of those held in immigration detention and who have been rendered destitute because of hostile environment policies.
There will then be the opportunity to meet members of staff and volunteers who work in the different teams that carry out the day-to-day work of JRS. This will give you the chance to explore in more detail how they accompany, serve and advocate on behalf of our refugee friends. This will allow you to find what particularly resonates with you and how you could support JRS UK or get involved in volunteering opportunities.
You will also be able to pick up one of the soon to be released Parish Packs at the event. The packs are designed to give you all the information you need to get your community taking practical action to support refugees who face hostility, destitution and detention here in the UK. We hope that those in attendance will be motivated go back to their parish communities and share the work and mission of JRS.
The different teams that make up JRS UK will be on hand to explain the work they do:
The Detention Team – providing outreach services and pastoral support in immigration removal centres near Heathrow airport.
The Destitution Services Team – including our day centre, refugee activities and our At Home hosting scheme.
The Legal Team – Helping provide legal advice to our refugee friends.
The Operations Team – Managing the day to day functioning of JRS UK.
The Fundraising and Communications Team – including policy, advocacy and outreach.
Refreshments will be served on arrival and we look forward to meeting you soon!
For more information or to RSVP, please email Nick, our Community Outreach Officer, at: firstname.lastname@example.org or phone us on: 020 7488 7310Saturday, October 5, 2019 - 11:00 to 13:00