Africans Unite Against Child Abuse (AFRUCA) - Volunteer Opportunities

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Location (s):

  • Nigeria
  • Online
  • United Kingdom
  • Worldwide
AFRUCA Head Office, London and AFRUCA Centre for Children and Families, Manchester

Overview

AFRUCA works in many ways to help promote the rights and welfare of African children.

Details

Our main areas of work are:

  • Awareness raising and sensitization within African communities and among young Africans about children’s rights as enshrined in the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child and other international conventions and UK legislation promoting the rights and welfare of children.
  • Information, education, and advisory services to raise the profile of African children in the UK, increase awareness of their needs, improve policies and practices, and develop the leadership potential of young Africans. Activities include research and publishing reports; media work; conferences, seminars, workshops, and training programmers for policy makers, service providers, parents, faith and community leaders, young people; community meetings; advice and consultancy services.
  • Advocacy and policy development working closely with policy makers to shape the development of policy and regulatory action to promote the welfare of children
  • Community and international development in partnership with others to put in place programmers and projects to help relieve some of the suffering and hardship that African children experience
  • Victim and Family Support Working to support individuals and families in crisis, at the point of breakdown through effective early intervention services.

Africans Unite against Child Abuse (AFRUCA) was established in May 2001 as a platform for advocating for the rights and welfare of African children following the deaths of children like Victoria Climbie, Jude Akapa and Damilola Taylor in the UK.

AFRUCA is embedded in and has developed out of African communities in the UK as a response to their realization of the problems African children and parents face and the gaps that exist within the child protection system for African children in the country.

The main focus of our work is Prevention and Early Intervention. The 1989 UN Convention on the Rights of The Child and the UK Children’s Acts of 1989 and 2004 provide the foundation for all our work at AFRUCA. We aim to promote the best interests of the child in all our activities. Our stance is that culture and religion should never be a reason to abuse children

AFRUCA in Africa

AFRUCA UK is an NGO in Special Consultative status with UN ECOSOC (UN Economic and Social Council). AFRUCA UK is also registered with the Nigeria Planning Commission as an International NGO. Our aim is to work in direct partnership with local NGOs and charities in Nigeria and wider Africa to help promote the rights and welfare of children across the continent.

OUR MISSION

The 1989 United Nation Convention on the Rights of the Child forms the basis of our work at AFRUCA. Our mission is to promote the rights and welfare of African children. With a presence in two UK cities (London and Manchester) and projects working with children, young people and families across London and in Manchester, Birmingham, Coventry and other cities, we are undeniably the voice of the African Child in the UK. Our national spread means we have become accessible enough to be regarded as the first point of contact for those interested in the welfare of African children.

OUR VISION

Our vision is to see a world in which African Children can live free of cruelty and abuse at the hands of others.

Opportunity is About:


Eligibility

Candidates should be from:

Description of Ideal Candidate:

We're always looking for keen and reliable volunteers to help support our different work areas. In return, you will be able to develop your skills for the workplace, meet new people and work as part of a team.

If you are interested in volunteering with us please call: 0207704261 or email: James@afruca.org


Dates:

Deadline: The application period is open for one or more cycles a year


Cost/funding for participants:

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