Who we are and what we do
PBIC was set up in 2007 to in response to the need to support migrants newly arriving to the UK.
We offer a number of services to our clients, which help with successful integration into British society. Our services include:
- Free ESOL classes
- General Advice (housing, healthcare, education, benefits)
- Careers Advice (CVs, Job-search, Interviews, applications)
- Social and Integrational events
- Polish Language classes
In addition, The Polish British Integration Centre also represents the Polish community at various events/forums and promotes Polish culture to the British public.
Our vision is a society in which migrants are allowed to appreciate the values and challenges of life in Britain, in return to offer their contribution to create an understanding and successful culture.
Our mission is to support migrant communities, to encourage active citizenship, education and well-being resulting in a positive relationship between the migrant community and the wider British society.
What our volunteers say
I like meeting new people daily and enjoy working in a team of friendly people that are always looking to help. I am very happy gaining new experience and learning new thingsAlina Wesner-Cyrankowska
I enjoy learning new things, gaining new experience I would be happy to see a few new faces around supporting the day-to-day running our advice services as it gets busy.Ewelina Wawrzaszek
How you can help
Volunteers help in many different ways. They interpret at advice sessions, work at reception, help with organising events, and support in advice provision.
What’s in it for you
Volunteering for PBIC helps develop communication skills and gain new experiences and friendships. Work within an exciting and challenging environment with huge rewards and satisfaction. You are sure to find something that suits your interests and abilities within our range of activities.
PBIC offers ESOL courses and all our volunteers are able to take advantage of them, you can attend as many courses as you like at no charge.
How to find out more
Look at our Volunteer Vacancies page to find more information about the positions we are recruiting for.