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Volunteer

We have limited volunteering opportunities at present. However, there are lots of other ways in which you can get involved and show your support for refugees in Suffolk:

  • Join our mailing list so you can keep up-to-date with regular Suffolk Refugee Support news, events and appeals
  • Hold a fundraising event, with our support
  • Offer a work placement for our clients or help us get in touch with business contacts who might be able to help
  • Become a member of Suffolk Refugee Support


Drop-in advice service volunteer

We are looking for a volunteer to help at our busy drop-in advice service on a Friday (preferably all day 9.30am – 4.30pm, or if not for a morning / afternoon session). You will be part of a team that helps clients resolve a wide range of problems, such as queries surrounding utility bills, benefit claims, driving issues or housing problems.  Potential volunteers for this role need to be calm under pressure, computer literate and good at getting things done!.

If you are interested in this role or would like to join our volunteer waiting list, please contact our volunteer recruitment officer Jemima on volunteer@suffolkrefugee.org.uk. You can also keep up-to-date with the latest volunteer vacancies by following our Facebook page.

Please note, we do ask for a minimum time commitment of several months for most of our volunteer roles. Also, due to the vulnerable nature of our client group, we are obliged to carry out checks (such as DBS) on new volunteer applications and this can delay the process of getting started. We hope you understand and will bear with us if this is the case – we really do appreciate the generosity of time, energy and skills offered by all those interested in helping refugees in Suffolk!