SBP Programmes & Training
SBP provides funding, transport, staff, training & resources to support refugee learning programmes.
We use resources to support as many people as we can, so SBP works with other refugee organisations to build joint programmes wherever possible.
In emergencies, we will deliver a programme with one of our own teams.
At any time, SBP can be involved in supporting anything up to ten 'schools' in situations ranging from open air to indoor improvised classroom spaces, from workshops for asylum seekers or settled refugees in the UK, to Northern France, to the Greek islands...
Our training & support programmes help educators develop knowledge and skills relating to refugee education, self-regulation and teamwork.
We have developed a model curriculum for displaced persons which includes guidance on trauma-aware working and is built around psycho-social principles.
It is built around a simple and flexible core of themes for working with developing and developed learners - recognising that there will be different stages of cognitive development and differing levels of second or additional language acquisition.
SBP Volunteer Register
Volunteering in the field with refugees is not right for everyone: it's rewarding, of course, but hard to cope with.
You can support SBP in other ways, so think about it carefully. Get in touch if you'd like to talk about this.
Our Volunteer register helps us identify people to assist with our programmes for refugee learning support.
We are working in close partnership with Indigo, a worldwide network of education volunteering and may share your information with them. Please let us know if you do not wish us to do so.
Fill in the form below and we will let you know if and when we have an opportunity for you.
It can take quite a while for us to get back to you - the system will confirm your form been received safely.
We are lucky to have hundreds of registered volunteers & a small number of roles to fill at any one time.
We do our best to match skills & experience with opportunities; we can also link people up with our partners. Priority is given to offers of at least a month's service and those with experience of working with refugees.
If your situation changes, please do get in touch to update us
or let us know at any time if you would like to withdraw from the register.
We provide video or face to face training for volunteers working with SBP, before deployment.
This covers a range of issues, including:
SBP core purpose and history of the organisation
SBP safeguarding policy and arrangements
SBP volunteer welfare and well-being
SBP programme objectives and local context
Arrangements for travel, accommodation and subsistence while working with us
We also provide induction and continuous support for members our programme teams during active service, with a team lead in situ and online contact with senior members of the organisation.