Why volunteer

We believe small things make a big difference. Your time, skills and participation in our work can make a real and positive impact in the lives of our participants. Volunteering with Refugee Roots is a place where you can belong as we create welcoming spaces for our participants together.

Volunteer Stories

Gill has been a volunteer with the charity for about two years. She started as a befriender and found that to be a most rewarding activity. When the Tuesday Women's Group started, she began leading the group with the Support Worker. Gill is also one of our trustees. Gill said

The best things for me have been forming relationships with the women who might otherwise be isolated and seeing them make new friendships with other women. I enjoyed watching their confidence grow in speaking, reading and writing in English. 

How to volunteer

We ask everyone interested in volunteering to fill out this form. We will get back to you as soon as possible. We will then meet prospective volunteers who will be able to attend an induction. We will take references for volunteers and expect everyone who volunteers to attend safeguarding training.

My experience has been highly positive, Refugee Roots has provided relevant training, a warm welcome and the opportunity to make a positive difference in the lives of others. Annabel

Opportunities to volunteer

We have a number of opportunities to volunteer, these include;

  • befriending
  • teaching English
  • fundraising

We will post opportunities on our website, charity jobs and do-it. In the meantime if any of these opportunities interest you please get in touch by completing a volunteer registration form

Apply to volunteer