Volunteer

If you wish to come to volunteer with us, please read the Code of Conduct and our Safeguarding Policy (both important documents) and then complete our Volunteer Agreement and Application. One of our team will then ask you to a Skype interview and discuss dates with you.

Volunteer in Greece (scroll down for Bangladesh)

You can see the camps where we work here. We will do our best to place you in the camp of your choice. You can find travel and accommodation details here.

No special skills are required but we are looking for people to volunteer for between 2 and 4 weeks who can fund their own travel and accommodation (assume that you will need between €20-€35 a day depending on the accommodation options). And we have even more love for volunteers who can raise money for us. You will need to set up a fundraising page before you come but we do not ask for any minimum amount. Any funds you can raise are helpful.

What’s it like to be a volunteer with Refugee Support?

This is an opportunity to work for one of Greece’s leading volunteer organisations and help in different camps.

You can find out more about volunteering by reading our volunteer stories. And you can watch these videos explaining what volunteering is like on 2 of the camps where we work.

Apply here

Please be aware that all visitors to the camps can be refused entry unless they register in advance with us or one of the other NGOs.

Volunteer in Bangladesh

At the beginning of December, we started to support a camp in Bangladesh, near Cox’s Bazar. It is a community of 6,300 where over half are children. Conditions are harsh and their primary needs are food security, sanitation and safety. We have great relationships with the community, army, border guards and other international agencies so we can make a real difference. You can see a little more information here.

We need volunteers from January 2018.

This is an extremely challenging environment and so we do need to make additional demands on volunteers coming to help in Bangladesh:

  • Experience of working with refugees in a third world or extreme emergency context
  • Ability to volunteer for at least 4 weeks
  • Raise at least £1,500 on one of our fundraising platforms MyDonate or JustGiving.

With the sudden rise in refugees, the infrastructure is also struggling to provide adequate accommodation and transport options for the relief agencies. You will need to be flexible and stay where we recommend, but we will ensure that your accommodation is safe and comfortable. It will be in the town of Cox’s Bazar.

Apply here

Refugee Support Europe is a registered charity (number 1174070).