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The only skill you need is a smile

You can be instrumental in helping refugees rebuild their lives by treating them with dignity.

You’ll be helping from the day you arrive and every day after that will be transformative and life changing.

We’ve heard it time and time again. Volunteers report they feel like they got more from volunteering than they gave to the refugees.

It’s probably the most selfish thing you’ll ever do.

“The refugees truly gave me so much more than I could give them. I learnt about true selfless kindness.”  Emily, a Refugee Support Europe volunteer

We accept everyone from all walks of life. Our community of 1,000+ volunteers come from over 40 countries. The only skill you need is a smile.

We ask you to volunteer for a minimum of 2 weeks and up to a maximum of 4 weeks.

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You’ll be working where you can create the biggest impact

At present, we’re concentrating our efforts in Cyprus, Greece and UK, but our unique Aid With Dignity approach is growing in demand and we could be expanding our scope of operations any time soon.

CYPRUS

Our Dignity Centre in Nicosia city centre has two services at its heart.

The Dignity Market is run in the style of a shop allowing people to choose what they want from a budget they’re given. You will need to be very customer friendly and happy to deliver a personal service.

It’s also a drop-in centre which people can call their own. You will be welcoming them and giving them access to the range of essential office services we have there like photocopying and WiFi.

We have availability from the end of November 2021.

GREECE

We are returning to Greece to set up a similar operation. We expect to have it up and running there in November 2021 so if you are available from then, please apply.


Questions? Check here or get in touch

Do I need any skills?

No, all you need is a smile. Apply to be a volunteer today.

When can I start?

We’re all about being responsive and flexible so we will only book volunteers around 3 months in advance. You can apply here.

After over 5 years, over 1,000 people, from 40 nations, aged up to 78 years old have worked with us as volunteers in Greece, Bangladesh, Mexico and Cyprus. They have worked in some of the most challenging circumstances, so we know how you can be effective and how to look after your welfare.

Are there any costs involved?

You will need to pay for your own travel to the location and your own accommodation. You will find many cheap flights to places we go and plenty of hostels or airbnb places to stay.

This is not a requirement but we ask you to raise a minimum of £500. If you can raise more, we’re forever grateful.  It’s not as hard as you might think and JustGiving or our Facebook page make it really easy. We will also help you.

What’s it like volunteering for Refugee Support?

There may be a lot of essential routine, but no two days are ever the same.

We need to provide the best possible support for the people we’re helping but you’ll find it extremely rewarding. Meet our volunteers and read their experiences.

It is an unforgettable experience and you will be doing good from the moment you arrive. Please apply – you will not regret it.

Who can I talk to?

When you volunteer you become a member of a friendly and supportive community.

If you’d like to talk to someone about the volunteer experience before you decide we can put you in touch with someone who has been there and done it (and even has one of our stylish Refugee Support Europe t-shirts to prove it.)

Living abroad as a volunteer

We can advise about travel to and low-cost accommodation in the areas where our volunteers work.

Friendships among volunteers tend to form quickly, so there’s nearly always a group to have lunch with and join up with in the evenings to share a meal and swap stories about the day’s events.

What happens next?

If you would like to volunteer with us, please read the Code-of-Conduct and our Safeguarding Policy (both important documents), before completing our Volunteer Agreement and Application.

After completing the application, you will get an email reply (check your spam folder) asking you to schedule a time to video chat to one of our Volunteer Interviewers.

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