Everything you need to know about volunteering in the UK

We need volunteers in the UK to help collect & deliver aid to our warehouse in Calais and to raise funds to help us help those who need it most.

The ‘Jungle’ may have been evicted last year, but there are now around 1,500 refugees in northern France. They are forced to sleep in the forests, usually with nothing more than a blanket for comfort. The police regularly take their possessions. Help Refugees and our partners provide them with vital aid everyday – but we need your help. Recently, we have been running out of blankets, sleeping bags, shoes and sometimes basic clothing.

For the time being, we can only accept volunteers in the areas:

– Bedfordshire & Milton Keynes
– Birmingham
– Brighton
– Bristol
– Manchester
– Leeds
– South Wales

We will put you in touch with your Regional Team Leader, with whom you will liaise to find out how you can help.

Please fill out this form if you can help with the below:

– Collecting aid in your local area
– Driving aid to our Calais warehouse
– Raising funds

Do you want to do something to help the cause haven’t been able to due to family or work commitments? Are you keen to make sure that you have maximum impact during the time you have available? Do you have a volunteering days scheme at work? If this answer to any of these is yes then we might have the perfect volunteering opportunity for you.

We are a team of six in the London office and we would currently be grateful support in these areas:

– WordPress savvy web developers
– SEO/ Google AdWords/ Analytics experts
– Data management / Mailchimp pro
– Photographers
– Graphic Designers
– Video Editors

If you you would like to donate some time to share your expertise and help out with ad hoc projects in any of these areas please fill out this form and we’ll get back to you as soon as we can!

The Welcome Pack

Take a look through our Regional Teams Welcome Pack to learn more about service mapping in the UK. More

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