Time commitment: Around 10 hours per week, for at
least 6 months

Closing Date: 12 March 2023

We are currently looking for a Research Volunteer to join our vibrant and committed Migrant Help team.

The successful candidate will support the Research Manager with identifying and collating information relevant to our on-going projects. You will ultimately be contributing to the creation of tools that will enable your colleagues to provide better practical support to clients.

As a Research Volunteer your duties would include:

  • Volunteering at agreed times remotely or in pre-agreed locations.
  • Being open to new learning opportunities and ways of volunteering.
  • Closely communicating with the Research Manager and have regular meetings enabling you both to be kept up to date.
  • Helping to research a range of topics from:
    • identifying support opportunities for clients locally and/or nationally
    • completing research to support funding applications and/or funding opportunities
    • sector updates for a weekly report
    • ad hoc research to support projects
    • maintaining a contacts’ database
  • Updating spreadsheets and creating reports.
  • Contacting the services identified to confirm that their details are correct, and the spreadsheet is accurate.

About Migrant Help:

Migrant Help is a leading charity that has been established for over 50 years and delivers a range of support and advice services to migrants across the UK. Our vision is for a global society that protects vulnerable migrants, treats them with respect and enables them to reach their full potential. 

We place a high value on employees in relation to the work that they do and the benefits the organisation offers, with an ethos of being a Great Place to Work. 

You will benefit from volunteering with us by:

  • Gaining experience useful for your future CVs and cover letters 
  • Being able to provide a volunteering reference to your future employer or educator 
  • Being a part of dedicated and inclusive service 
  • Supporting in the research of various topics to help better support colleagues and
  • Developing new skills 
  • Gaining greater awareness of immigration and asylum systems in the UK 
  • Having reasonable expenses reimbursed 
  • Having regular check ins to support your volunteering experience and growt

At Migrant Help, we foster a culture in which equality, diversity and inclusion are recognised, valued and encouraged. It doesn’t matter who you are or where you come from, we match your skills with the needs of our organisation. As long as you share our values, vision and goals. We welcome applications from candidates regardless of their age, religion or belief, race, gender reassignment, disability, sexual orientation, sex, marriage or civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity.


Migrant Help is committed to safeguarding those we provide a service to, applicants will have to undergo strict vetting procedures throughout different stages of the recruitment process.  

- This post is subject to a Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check

Therefore the applicant must:

  • Be able to provide documents to show their right to work in the UK i.e. passport or other right to work documents such as work visa, settled status document, certificate of registration, naturalization as a British citizen, Biometric Residence Permit etc. 
  • Provide full employment history for the previous 3 years and/or suitable documentation to cover any gaps in employment.


We encourage applications from disabled people by offering them an interview if they meet the minimum criteria for the job

See the job description for full person specification.

How to apply

To apply for this role please click on this link.

Selection Criteria

Your application will be assessed against the job description and person specification, which can be found via the above link, we therefore recommend you review both before you apply.

Closing Date: 12 March 2023

As part of your role, it is important you operate within Migrant Help’s values:
Protection, Diversity, Equality, Partnership, Innovation and Excellence.
Migrant Help is proud to be an equal opportunities employer.