Support refugees in Northern France

Help Refugees works in collaboration with Indigo Volunteers to connect volunteers with grassroots projects responding to the refugee crisis in northern France.


Indigo Volunteers focus on matching your skills and availability to projects in need of help. To ensure safe and responsible volunteering, all organisations have conducted a thorough risk assessment of their operations.


Due to the ever-changing situation on the ground, and the overwhelming interest in volunteering, Indigo Volunteers are taking a step back to reassess the volunteer needs on the ground and therefore will not be accepting applications form fro one week. Please check back on this page in a week’s time, thank you for your patience.


To find out more about volunteering, go to the Indigo Volunteers website, and if you have any further questions, please contact volunteer@indigovolunteers.org.

“What struck me was how strong, kind and positive many of the refugees were. I met some really interesting people and it really opened my eyes to the situation on the other side of the Channel.”

Rosie, Help Refugees volunteer in Calais

Calais needs list

Can’t volunteer? You can still help by donating good. Learn what items we need now! More

Our work in northern France

Our incredible partners support over 1,500 people in Calais & Dunkirk. Find out more about our work. More

How to volunteer

Visit our partner Indigo Volunteers’ website to find out how you can support refugees in Greece, Bosnia and Serbia

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.

Check the current needs list here