Current volunteering opportunities

Volunteer receptionist

We are looking for a volunteer receptionist on Friday afternoons from 2pm – 5pm. This is one of our busiest roles and involves answering the door, directing clients to our Advice Workers, answering the phone and taking/passing on messages, plus helping out with ad hoc admin tasks like checking the answerphone, photocopying or sending emails. You will be working alongside our full time Reception and Administration Officer and we are looking for someone who is reliable with friendly and calm manner.

For more details on this role please email our Volunteer Coordinator, Libby: lruffle@suffolkrefugee.org.uk

You can find out much more about the kinds of volunteering opportunities we often have, the ways in which people can benefit from volunteering with us, and the recruitment process here:

Volunteering with Suffolk Refugee Support

If we don’t currently have the right volunteering opportunity for you, there are lots of other ways in which you can get involved and show your support for refugees in Suffolk (see below). If you have ESOL teaching experience and would be interested in future volunteering opportunities, please do get in contact.

  • Donate to our work with supporting refugees and asylum seekers in Suffolk. We are a small, independent charity and anything you can give will make a real difference.
  • 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

 You can also keep up-to-date with the latest volunteer vacancies by following our Facebook page.

Suffolk Refugee Support is committed to equal opportunities and to supporting diversity both in the provision of services and as an employer. You can read our full Equality & Diversity Statement here.

Due to the vulnerable nature of our client group, w
e ask all volunteers, staff and trustees to provide two references, undergo an Enhanced Child and Adult DBS check, complete Safeguarding and GDPR/Health and Safety training and an induction session before volunteering. We know this can delay the process of getting started but hope you understand and will bear with us – we really do appreciate the generosity of time, energy and skills offered by all those interested in helping refugees in Suffolk!