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Volunteer Cook

We are looking for someone to help with preparing and cooking lunch for our cafe visitors on Mondays. The hours are between 9am and 2pm. Cooking lunch for the NDRC involves preparing a meat dish, a vegetarian dish, and rice for up to 100 people within a limited budget. Flexibility and a certain amount of creativity are useful traits. Whilst donations of meat and pasta are received, a small amount of shopping is necessary. Additionally, working with the administrator to order and maintain a cupboard of basic food items is important. This requires a person who can plan ahead with an eye to budget. You will be assisted by another volunteer, so will not be undertaking this task alone. Our lunch service sits at the heart of the centre, making this an exceptionally rewarding role.

If you are interested, please send your CV and a covering letter to Saskia.

Saskia

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BECOME A FRIEND OF NDRC

A regular donation will ensure that we can continue to run our advice, cafe, classes and activities on a continuous basis.

This will allow us to continue to support our visitors in becoming independent and active members of the community.

  • £15 will enable 5 visitors to attend one ESOL class each month
     

  • £25 will pay for one visitor to attend an Advice session each month
     

  • £50 would buy groceries for for one week per month a year

 

  • £100 would reimburse the travel costs of 26 visitors and 4 volunteers for one day at the Drop-In café per month.

 
 
​​VOLUNTEER
  • Please see above for details of any current volunteer vacancies.

  • If you believe that you could offer useful skills in an area not listed, please contact Saskia, our Volunteer Coordinator, at volcoordinator@notredamerc.org.uk.

FINANCIAL DONATIONS
  • We are a charity who do not receive any government funding, meaning we rely solely on kind donations and grants. If you are in a position to make a donation, please see here.

CLOTHING DONATIONS
  • We operate a clothing store for our visitors in which everything is free. This is stocked entirely by donations. If you have clean, good quality clothes, please contact us to arrange a drop-off.

    • NOTE: We are in particular need of clothes in large mens and womens sizes, suitcases, new socks and underwear, new or good condition shoes, and warm coats and jackets.

TOILETRIES DONATIONS
  • In addition to clothing, we also offer our visitors free toiletries and sanitary products. If you are able to donate new, unopened toiletries (e.g. shampoo, conditioner, shower gel, deodorant, razors, shaving cream) or sanitary products (particularly sanitary pads), please contact us to arrange a drop-off.

FOOD DONATIONS
  • On drop-in days, we offer our visitors a free breakfast and hot lunch. Almost all of the food we provide is kindly donated by other organisations. If you are a restaurant, food store or catering company which sometimes has food to spare, please contact us to discuss how we might be able to collect and use any donations.

Let's Make A Change

Here are some ways you can support our work:

In Person

Please call 020 7440 2668

or email info@notredamerc.org.uk

to discuss donation drop offs.

Online

Visit our JustGiving page for more information.

Volunteer

Share your skills and join our team.

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DUE TO CORONAVIRUS, WE'VE TAKEN THE DECISION TO CLOSE ALL DROP-IN SESSIONS WITH IMMEDIATE EFFECT AND UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE. 

 

IF YOUR ARE IN NEED OF ADVICE, PLEASE CALL 0207 440 2669 TO SPEAK TO AN ADVISER BETWEEN 10.30 & 13.30 ON FRIDAYS. 

Notre Dame Refugee Centre

Postal address:

Notre Dame Refugee Centre

5 Leicester Place, London
WC2H 7BX

Physical address: 

Maison Pierre Chanel

16 Leicester Square, London WC2H 7LE

Email: info@notredamerc.org.uk

Phone: 020 7440 2668

Immigration advice line:

0207 440 2669 (10.30-13.30 on Fridays)

Registered Charity: 1177990

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