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.


We are looking for an admin volunteer for one day a week, 7 hours (Thursdays) to cover the main reception duties which includes taking and re-directing phone calls, attending to clients and greeting them in the waiting area, noting down any issues and reporting back to the admin officer via email.

The appointed volunteer has to familiarise herself with the work of IKWRO and fully understand the Data Protections and Confidentiality policy.

Speaking any of these languages: Kurdish (Sorani dialect), Arabic, Farsi and Dari/Pashto would be desirable but not a must have attribute.

Please send your application to info@ikwro.org.uk
For any questions please call our office on 0207 920 6460.


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