Opportunities to get involved in your local community

Volunteer and training opportunities are available with MAP+ (Migrant Access Project Plus) this Autumn, open to people from migrant backgrounds and local residents.

Volunteer and training opportunities are available with MAP+ (Migrant Access Project Plus) this Autumn, open to people from migrant backgrounds and local residents.

If you work with people who would benefit from being involved in their local community, meeting new people and gaining confidence, please get in touch!

MAP+ Opportunities Migrant Community Health Educators
6 half-days of training provided starting w/c 10th September, finishing on 10th October

  • Work with GP practices in the Hyde Park area to support people with their health and wellbeing.    
  • You will need to have good conversational English and at least one other community language.


Migrant Community Networkers
12 training sessions provided starting 17th September (every Monday) or 19th September (every Wednesday).

  • Use your experience to help others from your own community settle into Leeds, use services and have a voice with what happens in Leeds. Play an active role in your community. 
  • You will need to have good conversational English and at least one other community language. 
Buddies ·        
Do you work with new arrivals who need some help to find out what’s available for them in Leeds and where to go? We have volunteer befrienders called Buddies who can support them.

Feedback from people we have been working with about the benefits of getting involved includes:         
“This training was really outstanding…I’ve got so much information and learning out of it. I can’t ever thank you enough!”          
“Before meeting you I have only been in the UK for 5 months, now I feel like I have 5 years in the UK.”        
“My English has improved so much. Even more than in my ESOL class!”

To find out more about MAP+ and how we have been working with communities across Leeds please watch our short video

If you would like to find out more about volunteering with us or know anyone who might be interested please get in touch with the MAP+ Team on 0113 2484880. Refreshments and travel expenses are provided for all training opportunities.