Shared Routes is our ‘Peer Navigator’ programme, promoting the skills and attributes from within refugee and asylum seeker communities across Manchester, Tameside and Salford. It aims at training people from migrant background who want to become more engaged in community work. The training will prepare people to become ‘community peer navigators’ and help them to develop their skills and knowledge. Our training follows an asset-based development approach that means we focus on developing people’s strengths.
Next to the training we support our ‘peer navigators’ into volunteer placements at a local organisation of their choice where they can put what they have learnt into practice, gain new valuable experiences and built networks. Training and volunteering provide people with more options for their personal and professional development as well as their local engagement and connections.
Organisations offering volunteering opportunities to people from migrant backgrounds can create a rich multi-cultural diverse workforce which will increase their resources, outreach and effectiveness. Community peer navigators will use their lived experiences, cultural awareness and understanding to identify as well as best relate to clients of similar backgrounds which will lead to more successful interactions with their clients and add value to organisations’ services.
Apply to be a peer navigator
For any enquiries, you can contact the Shared Routes Project team either by email or whatsapp message:
Email Randa: firstname.lastname@example.org
Whatsapp message: 07988 975 667