How can I volunteer with refugees and asylum seekers in Leeds? What can I do to help?
There are a wealth of organisations in the city all working to help refugees in one way or another, and there is a diverse range of volunteering opportunities within these organisations.
Here are a few websites and organisations you may want to browse or reach out to:
Help in Leeds website
An excellent resource which lists up-to-date volunteering opportunities with refugees and asylum seekers across the city: www.helpinleeds.com
Leeds Migration Partnership blog
All news and updates relating to migration in Leeds are posted on the Leeds Migration Partnership blog here, including some new vvolunteering opportunities. You can visit the website and subscribe to email updates here: https://migrationpartnership.org.uk/
Migration Yorkshire A-Z Directory
Migration Yorkshire (our regional strategic migration partnership) have a useful directory of organisations you can search here: https://www.migrationyorkshire.org.uk/?page=directory
Organisations with volunteering opportunities
Leeds Asylum Seekers Support Network (LASSN) – https://lassn.org.uk/volunteers/
Mafwa Theatre- https://www.mafwatheatre.co.uk/volunteering
Positive Action for Refugees and Asylum Seekers (PAFRAS) – https://pafras.org.uk/support-our-work/
Refugee Council- https://www.refugeecouncil.org.uk/get-involved/volunteer-for-us/volunteer-opportunities/
Refugee Education Training Advice Service (RETAS) – https://retasleeds.weebly.com/volunteer.html