Giving time as a volunteer is a tremendous way of showing solidarity, finding out more, and making friends.

If you’re looking to volunteer with  refugees and asylum seekers,

The quickest way is to click on the star button on the front page of this Directory and you’ll instantly find a list of places who are looking for volunteers.

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The best way (and most thorough way) is to choose the organisation category you’re interested in, tick orgs seeking volunteers, then hit the yellow search for organisations button. This will pull up all the organisations who are looking for volunteers.

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Scroll down to the bottom of their listing to find out more about volunteering.


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Each month, Leeds City of Sanctuary hosts a meeting for volunteers who want to support asylum seekers and refugees in Leeds to help link them with the group/organizations who could make best use of their skills.

The meetings are held on the 3rd Thursday of every month from 17:30-18:30 at Ebor Court, Skinner Street, LS1 4LX. There is no dedicated parking at the building, although there are plenty of on-street places.

Meetings will be held on the following dates:

  • June 16th 2016
  • July 21st 2016
  • August 18th  2016
  • September 15th 2016
  • October 20th 2016

For more details click here