Volunteer with IKWRO

You can help IKWRO through volunteering.

If you would like to support our work please download and complete this form [DOC] and email it to Nazira.Mehmari@ikwro.org.uk.


IKWRO is recruiting trustees on a rolling basis. We are currently accepting applications for potential high calibre trustees with several years of direct professional experience in one or more of the below fields:

  • Charity/voluntary sector experience
  • Sales, advertising, marketing, PR and/or branding
  • Website and/or graphic design and/or UX
  • Fundraising for charities
  • Employment Law
  • Human Resources

In terms of time commitment:

  • There is an annual AGM and the trustees have a board meeting every 6 weeks, usually on a weeknight at 6.30pm for 2 hours in the City of London. The dates are set on an annual basis and the board endeavours to check the availability of trustees prior to setting the dates.
  • In between board meetings, the board have further sub-committee meetings also lasting 2 hours, on dates and times set by agreement and further work is carried out between meetings by individual board members working directly with employees of the charity to assist them in achieving their objectives.
  • This is an exciting opportunity to be on an all-women board of a charity which does important work to protect and promote the safety and rights of women from the Middle-East, Turkey, Afghanistan and North Africa.
  • As this is a small charity, the trustees have an important strategic and rewarding role in assisting the charity in achieving its objectives and therefore any new trustee should be prepared to commit several hours per month in assisting the charity.

If you wish to apply, please fill in the attached MS word application form and send to the charity’s executive director, Diana Nammi at Diana.Nammi@ikwro.org.uk. If you have any questions about the role, please feel free to write Diana an email.


Who we are looking for?

We currently have a number of placements available for Advance Diploma Trainee or psych trainee or qualified counsellor. We have a few placement opportunities available and we would desire someone who can provide therapy in Arabic.

Who we are?

Iranian and Kurdish Women’s Rights Organisation (IKWRO) is a specialist charity organisation offering advice, advocacy, counselling and support for women and girls of Middle Eastern origin who are still oppressed in the UK from highly patriarchal cultures, particularly Farsi, Kurdish, Arab, Turkish and Dari speaking women who have been affected by or who are experiencing domestic violence, forced marriages, female genital mutilation and “honour” killings. Please do note that due to the nature of the work the address of our organisation will not be given unless if selected for an interview. As an indicator we have various placements available in the following areas: Central London, Hammersmith, Sutton and Camden.

Training Placement Duties:

  • Delivering psychological interventions to our Clients
  • You can use any therapeutic approach you deem suitable for the client.
  • Clients are offered 16 sessions and in some cases if needed this can be extended
  • You will need a minimum commitment of 6 months and 1 day per week.
  • Supervision will be provided according to your course requirements

Requirements of Placement:

  • Advanced Diploma trainee or psych trainee or qualified counsellor or working towards accreditation and desire someone who can speak Arabic
  • A recognised trainee registration with a regulating body such as the HCPC, BPS, BACP or UKCP
  • Professional Indemnity Insurance (trainee status)
  • A good practical knowledge of the HCPC, BPS, BACP or UKCP ethical framework for counselling and psychotherapy
  • An interest in trauma and/or domestic violence

If you are interested please email us:

  • A CV listing your professional and related experience.
  • Two satisfactory references (one of which should be your current supervisor/tutor)

Email address: nazira.mehmari@ikwro.org.uk

IKWRO Contact number: 02079206460