Community Projects are a great way to help individuals connect and improve their communities.
We believe that social interaction improves mental and physical health by providing better brain function, lower the risk of depression and can help build a support system based on common commitment and interests.
Our Welcome Volunteers Project started in May 2019 as part of the Awards for All Lottery Funding (TNL Community).
The aim of the project is to support migrant communities who reside locally to start volunteering. Volunteers are able to expand their networks and gain work experience; while improving their employability, social and leadership skills.
The benefits of the Welcome Volunteer Project combated and helped reduce the risk of social exclusion and inequalities amongst these communities.
The project was a success with volunteers who gained vital skills including permanent employment.
This project is more ‘industry specific’ which focuses on skills required for volunteers to experience job roles in line with their career goals.
Program of Events:
For those who wish to take part in this great opportunity to review your abilities, learn transferrable skills or reinvent yourself with new challenges and environments, email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The My Life- My Community project is funded by the Commonwealth Games Legacy Fund. We are working to empower women from migrant communities to forge long-term connections with each other and across communities. We are doing this by creating spaces in which women from different communities can meet to engage in dialogue, improve their employability skills, share their stories, and talk about their experiences in the COVID-19 pandemic.
To better understand the needs of the community around us, we designed and executed a survey in which we asked women from different communities, what connection means to them, how their lives were impacted by the pandemic, and how they would like to engage with other women. Based upon the results of the survey, we designed a series of workshops, in which migrant and British women could come together, and share their stories. The workshops, held twice a week, are designed with all monitoring systems in place, ensuring a safe space for people to talk about difficult experiences. We are also using the Skills Builder Universal Framework, to provide a concrete way to improve employable skills, such as teamwork, problem-solving, and creativity.
We are actively looking for more participants for our workshops and survey, as we are aiming to expand participation for the project. Please contact any member of our team for more information, and we’ll be happy to help.
Here is the link for the survey:
The workshops will be held twice a week, and the information is as follows:
On Wednesdays, from 11:30 am-12:30 pm
Small Heath Community Forum, Khidmat Centre, 2A Heather Road, Small Heath, Birmingham, B10 9TA
On Saturdays, 2:00 pm-3:00 pm (time is subject to change)
2, Woodburn Road,
Birmingham, B66 2PU