CAIA Volunteers – Who They Are and What They Do

Volunteering with CAIA offers you a positive way to contribute to the lives of people within the Armenian community.  There are a wide range of opportunities to suit everyone.

As a CAIA volunteer, you might wish to contribute regularly or on an ad hoc basis. You can contribute in many ways for example you may like to support our Elders at one of their events or help in our library or provide admin support.  Whatever you decide, every contribution is of importance, whether it is a couple of hours, once a month, or two days a week.

Please, fill in the Volunteer Registration Form if you are interested.


What rewards you can expect from becoming a CAIA Volunteer?

Apart from helping us to help others, voluntary work can have many advantages such as making new friends, learning new skills and a real sense of making an immediate contribution to the Armenian community.


All volunteers working for the CAIA are entitled to be reimbursed for expenses incurred in the course of their volunteering . You can claim expenses for:

  • Travel expenses to and from the place of volunteering (actual cost or when private transport is used mileage allowance reimbursed).
  • Meal expenses incurred because you volunteered for more than 4 hours in one day or because you were required to complete your voluntary work at meal times. (We advise that you always keep receipts of your expenses.)
  • References are provided for regular volunteers up to a year after they have ceased volunteering at CAIA. These references are particular useful for those who have never worked in UK.


CAIA has introduced training opportunities for its volunteers. For example, our recent training programmes have included Basic Health & Safety, safeguarding, photography, Oral History Recording, Film-making and use of various Software programs.