Find out everything you need to know about volunteering in northern France

Help Refugees runs the biggest aid operation in northern France alongside our partners L’Auberge des Migrants, Refugee Youth Service, Refugee Community Kitchen, Utopia56 and Refugee Info Bus. Since summer 2015, thousands of volunteers have come and gone to help us do the work of a big NGO but with a fraction of the budget.

Despite the eviction of the Calais ‘Jungle’ in October 2016 and the Dunkirk burning down in April 2017, there are still around 1,500 refugees sleeping rough in the forests in northern France. The youngest unaccompanied minor in Calais is currently just nine years old. We are providing blankets, clothes and food, and we need lots of enthusiastic volunteers to help in our warehouse.

If you have any questions about volunteering in Calais, please see our FAQs below.

If you are interested in volunteering with Help Refugees in Calais, please fill in this form.

Calais volunteer FAQs

We answer all of your questions about volunteering in northern France with Help Refugees and L’Auberge des Migrants. More

Our work in Calais

Find out more about the kind of work you could be helping us with in Calais, from the warehouse to Refugee Youth Service. More

The Calais needs list

Find out which items are most needed in Calais so that you know what to bring when you come to volunteer. More