October 25, 2021 04:26 PM

The Romanian and Eastern European Hub


The Romanian and Eastern European Hub is a service supporting the Romanian and Eastern European communities with integration in the UK. 


Together with a dedicated team of staff members and volunteers, our service offers support in Romanian and Polish to people who need help due to language, computer literacy or cultural barriers.


We are supporting service users with:


  • Health services such as GP registrations or appointment booking
  • English classes
  • Foodbank referrals
  • School registrations
  • Universal Credit Signposting
  • Employment Signposting
  • EUSS Applications Signposting
  • Housing Applications
  • Consulate appointments
  • UTR and NINO applications
  • Support to Domestic Abuse survivors
  • Supporting cases where Social Services are involved
  • Befriending
  • Interpreting

If you would like to get in touch, please email us at ro-eehub@communitybarnet.org.uk or call us 0204 513 1500.

Volunteers Needed


Are you an empathetic Romanian speaker with the desire to have a positive impact on their local community? Are you available for four hours per week? Then why not volunteer with the Romanian and Eastern European Hub?


What Do We Do?


The Romanian and Eastern European Hub is a service designed to support the Romanian community both in London and more widely across the UK.


With our staff and volunteers, we offer support in Romanian to those needing help due to language, digital, and cultural barriers.


What Will You Be Doing?


The Hub supports service users in many ways, but mainly we support them with:

  • Accessing health services (GP registration and appointment booking).
  • English class referrals.
  • Food bank referrals.
  • School registration.
  • Consulate appointments.
  • Support for domestic abuse survivors.
  • Universal Credit and housing applications.


We work in close partnership with solicitor practices and services that offer support with benefits, settlement schemes and employment applications, by referring cases to them and supporting with interpreting if needed.


What Will You Gain?


The benefits of volunteering are numerous, and the Hub is committed to helping volunteers develop their skills and abilities. As such, volunteers can benefit through:

  • Supporting members of the local community and helping to have a positive impact.
  • Gaining organisational, problem-solving, and communication skills.
  • The potential for training to gain qualifications and new skills.
  • Gaining valuable experience to add to CVs and job applications.
  • Meet new people and gain confidence – the Hub is a supportive and welcoming environment for everyone!
  • Practice and develop your social skills.


"After leaving an abusive relationship, the Hub has supported me and my two-year-old to get back on our feet. I have no support network in the UK and the support we received from the Hub was absolutely amazing.” – A service user


If you fit the volunteer profile, apply via email by sending your CV and a short cover letter to:



Domestic Violence Training Course


Due to factors such as Covid-19, financial pressures and isolation, domestic violence rates have seen a marked increase. However, many Local Domestic Violence services are hindered by language barriers and a lack of resources to support the women to access funds, digital devices, address cultural shame and safeguard their children and themselves. As such, we are offering domestic violence training to address this.


Our programme is a 12-week course of learning and training open to Romanian and Eastern European women, and teaches the dynamics and laws surrounding domestic violence. Participants will be asked to complete coursework and meet the assessment levels, whilst also completing 48 hours of supported volunteering (4 hours per week) at the Hub, casework that will be varied and not just related to domestic violence.


Through this combination of training and volunteering, participants will learn how to support survivors, develop advocacy skills, and manage casework. The volunteering aspect of the course will start at the beginning of December, with the training taking place at the start of January.


To apply, please send a CV and cover letter of no more than 500 words explaining why you would like to do the training to ro-eehub@communitybarnet.org.uk