Our volunteers are amazing! They come from all walks of life, from retired therapists providing mental health support to students on social care placements, past Refugee Council clients and local people. They contribute in many different ways, from arranging trips or hospital appointments to giving English language sessions and befriending.
43,375volunteer hours were donated in 2017/18
We are always looking for volunteers in London, Yorkshire and Humber, the West Midlands and the East of England. We ask all volunteers to commit to at least one day/one session per week and for a minimum of three months. Some roles require specialist skills but most only require enthusiasm and an interest in refugee and asylum seeker issues.
Supporting you to volunteer
You will have a volunteer coordinator to support you and all the training you need to make sure that the placement works for you as well as for refugees. Volunteers can attend our professional training courses when possible, free of charge and we will reimburse you for lunch and local travel costs.