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One year of our community pandemic response

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Akwaaba is a Hackney-based social centre for all migrants, regardless of immigration status, ‘race’, religion, country of origin, age, sexual orientation, gender identity and (dis)ability. We believe that no-one is illegal. We are committed to actively opposing racism and all other forms of oppression. We aim to foster care, cooperation and community. We operate on […]

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Creative Writing Facilitator

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Akwaaba’s Storytelling Group  takes place on a Sunday from 2.30-4.30 pm. It is cofacilited by two to three practicing writers and each session is led by one of these writers. We provide a safe, creative space for participants to meet in solidarity and friendship, to explore experiences and share stories. Sometimes we discuss short texts […]

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Kitchen Supervisors

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Sundays 12.30-6pm Expected commitment: 1 Sunday session per month + 1 session as a kitchen volunteer We need confident cooks with experience of mass catering to supervise our kitchen team as they prepare meals for 100+ people per week. A L2 food hygiene certificate is required, so if you don’t have one you will need […]

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Apply to become an Akwaaba Steering Committee Member

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Akwaaba’s day-to-day management and coordination is undertaken by a steering committee, which currently consists of four volunteers. The steering committee works with a board of trustees who (pending the outcome of our application for charitable status) are responsible for legal and financial oversight, and safeguarding the development of Akwaaba in line with our constitution. The […]

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Volunteer Fundraiser

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We are seeking a volunteer with charity fundraising experience to help keep Akwaaba running on a secure financial footing.   Most of our funding comes from trusts and foundations, but we also raise money through community fundraising like sponsorships, crowdfunders and fundraising events. The role involves Keeping our fundraising planner up to date Managing our fundraising […]

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Trustee (with financial management experience)

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Akwaaba is looking for a trustee with financial management experience to join our trustee board. We are currently waiting to become a Charitable Incorporated Organisation. Please find a detailed role description here: Role-Description-Trustee-with-Financial-Management-experience. If you would like to be considered please email akwaabalondon@gmail.com a supporting statement explaining why you would like to be considered, preferably with […]

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English and Literacy Coordinator

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English and Literacy Coordinator Akwaaba is looking for a volunteer English and Literacy Coordinator to oversee, develop and expand our language teaching project. In keeping with the rest of the project, our English classes aim to be safe, friendly and non-hierarchical spaces. Learning is collaborative and reciprocal and teaching opportunities emerge from the needs or […]

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Yoga Facilitators

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We are seeking experienced yoga teachers to help facilitate our weekly yoga sessions. Yoga happens from 2.30-3.15 at Akwaaba on a drop-in basis. We normally have between 1 and 5 participants of all abilities/experiences. Classes are informal and conducted according to Akwaaba’s principles of inclusion and solidarity. Requirements: – professional insurance – experience of teaching […]

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English and Literacy Volunteers

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Sundays 2.30pm – 6.30pm Expected commitment: At least 2 sessions per month We are seeking English and Literacy volunteers to grown and develop our language project at Akwaaba. Every week we run drop-in English conversation and literacy classes at a range of levels for around 10-15 students. Classes are either one-to-one or in small groups […]

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Bike Volunteers

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Saturdays 1-5pm (focused on upcycling); 1st and 3rd Sundays 2-6pm (on the spot repairs) Expected commitment: 2 Saturday/Sunday sessions per month Bike volunteers help fix up donated bikes to give out to regular visitors of Akwaaba, and undertake on the spot repairs to visitors’ bikes as required. They’re involved in identifying issues with a bike, […]