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Get Involved

Kalayaan relies on volunteers to assist us in various areas of our daily operations. We are regularly looking for volunteer interpreters. We particularly welcome applications from those who speak Hindi, Tagalog, Indonesian, Arabic, Malayalam, Kannada, Konkini, Singhalese, Tamil and Bengali.

Vacancies

Kalayaan is an award-winning, London-based charity that provides advice, support and advocacy services to migrant domestic workers. Many of our services users have experienced abuse and exploitation, including modern slavery. We are also nominated First Responders and refer victims of trafficking for domestic servitude or modern slavery into the National Referral Mechanism (NRM).

We are currently recruiting for:

Immigration Solicitor (maternity cover)

Hours: 4 days/week (28 hours)

Contract: 1 year fixed-term (maternity cover)

Salary: between £30,000-£34,000 gross p.a, (pro rata) depending on experience, plus 5% pension contribution

Role:

-To provide immigration advice and advocacy services to Kalayaan’s clients

-To identify victims of trafficking for domestic servitude and refer them into the National Referral Mechanism

For full details please  download an application pack:

Applications to reach Kalayaan by 5pm on Monday 17th May 21

Interviews will take place in the week commencing 24th May 21 (interviews will be conducted remotely)

 

Volunteer

Thank you for your interest in volunteering at Kalayaan. Due to the pandemic there are currently no volunteering positions. Please keep checking this site for any changes.

Comments on Volunteering

Nick Queffurus volunteered at Kalayaan in 2017:

“Volunteering at Kalayaan gave me a unique opportunity to work at the intersection of human rights, workers’ rights and immigration law and see how some workers are exploited by unscrupulous employers and their vulnerable position exacerbated by immigration policies.  I really enjoyed my time at Kalayaan and working alongside the dedicated team there. The practical hands on experience has been very useful in my future plans working in other public interest law positions.”

Our 2018 volunteer Miela Lilles had this to say:

“As an outreach volunteer, I get to learn about the domestic worker community in a very interesting way. What I enjoy the most about the role is working alongside the Kalayaan team. Their hard work, dedication and commitment to their clients has inspired me to learn more about advocating for human rights and justice for domestic workers.”

 

Support Us

Kalayaan runs several campaigns – some we lead on and others we work in partnership with other charities, CSOs, trade unions and or businesses. This work can see us ask our supporters to sign petitions, contact MPs or join a demonstration with workers.

On this page we set out some of our current campaigns and how you can lend your support and get involved. Please do continue to visit this page regularly for updates on our calls to action! We’d also love to hear from you and chat about any ideas you have so please do get in touch!

Campaign to restore rights for migrant domestic workers #restorerights

Campaign for the right to work for survivors of slavery #dignitynotdestitution 

Campaign to ensure survivors of modern slavery can live free for good #freeforgood 

 

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Recruit Ethically

Kalayaan works with migrant domestic workers from all over the world.

Many of the workers who come to Kalayaan have escaped a prolonged period of abusive and exploitative employment. Many of these workers will therefore not have any references. Kalayaan asks employers to bear this vulnerability in mind when they interview workers.

If you are looking to hire a domestic worker who does not have possession of their passport, please contact us to discuss how we might be able to assist in retrieving their documents.