JRS UK volunteers are integral to our work. Without our dedicated volunteers, we could not help those seeking asylum.
The Coronavirus outbreak is of particular concern for the refugees we support at JRS UK, and many of our current volunteers who are elderly. As we adapt and move away from our face-to-face services, finding new ways to support our refugee friends safely, we will continue to need volunteer help. Your support is more important now than ever.
We have set up a new Emergency Response Team to distribute food parcels and hygiene packs to the most vulnerable refugee friends we support, taking the essential help from our Day Centre out onto the road. If you are interested in volunteering as part of this team, please scroll down to see role vacancies. For all of the volunteering roles at JRS, we are only able to take on volunteers who are older than 18.
If you have a skill or talent that you wish to contribute to the work of JRS UK, please do get in touch and we’ll see what we can do. We are always open to developing skills and talents of our refugee friends and our volunteers.
If you are interested in volunteering with JRS UK please e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org to request an application form.
Please check back on this page regularly as it will be updated with further volunteer roles during the coronavirus
“I realise how fortunate I’ve been to have had the opportunity of being part of the big JRS family.”
Gael, JRS Volunteer
JRS UK is increasing phone support available for refugee friends during the coronavirus. Additionally, vital services which were previously offered in person, are now taking place remotely and over the phone. To meet demand, JRS UK are looking for two different types of phone volunteers to contact our refugee friends and speak with them:
Practical support volunteer
Contacting/ checking in with our refugee friends and gathering from them details for emergency response deliveries eg. contact numbers & email, address, current situation etc.
In line with our mission of accompaniment, this role offers the chance for encounter, mutual relationship & companionship by lending a listening ear to those of our refugee friends who need somebody to talk to.
If you are interested in applying for one or both of these roles, please email Sara at email@example.com to request an application form.
The food shortage brought about by the coronavirus outbreak is dire for some refugee friends, and the suspension of most day centres supporting destitute migrants has left many with no source of support. JRS UK are looking for volunteer deliverers who can collect food parcels and hygiene packs from the JRS UK office in Wapping and deliver them to vulnerable refugees in London. It is essential that those applying for this role have a full clean driving licence and access to a car, and are willing to drive in London.
To apply for this role please e-mail Sara at firstname.lastname@example.org to request an application form.