Schools of Sanctuary support volunteer and promoter

Samphire is a charity based in Dover looking for a support volunteer to assist in delivering the Schools of Sanctuary workshops in Kent. We are looking for someone who is confident in a classroom setting and can support the facilitator. The role would involve collecting feedback, aiding class discussions and helping the facilitator with resources. The workshops deliver interesting and informative sessions on migration. These workshops feed into the school’s curriculum and to become a recognised School of Sanctuary.

Samphire’s mission is to improve the lives of people released from immigration detention and experiencing destitution in the UK, and to support the development of well-informed, cohesive and divers communities in the Dover area and beyond.


  • Promoting Schools of Sanctuary to encourage schools to sign up to School of Sanctuary award.
  • Supporting the facilitator with workshops in schools.


  • Confident in liaising with primary school children.
  • Awareness of Migration issues.
  • Awareness of equality and diversity challenges
  • Good communicator.
  • Confidence to interact with schools.
  • Organised, personable and passionate.

All skills are desirable but not essential.


Samphire will provide relevant training-including safeguarding children and young people.

Samphire is keen to provide relevant training to increase volunteer’s confidence in community engagement.


Be available to attend schools between 9am-3pm (please allow for travel).

Pass a Disclosure and barring service check (Samphire will cover the cost).

Flexible approach to promoting Schools of Sanctuary.

Reports to: Volunteer Coordinator.

If you would like to apply for this post or for further information please e-mail stacey@samphireproject.org.uk or call O1304 242755.