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Parish Friends of JRS UK - Fundraising and Outreach Volunteer

Do you have people skills, and a desire to raise awareness about refugees and asylum seekers?

JRS UK is looking for volunteers to represent and fundraise for JRS UK at parish-based events. This is a great way to share with others the reality refugees and asylum seekers face in the UK, to encourage people to start on their own journeys of social justice, and to help increase the capacity of JRS UK to continue walking with refugees.

This role will involve visiting parishes and speaking at Mass, or to local Justice & Peace groups.

The time commitment for this role is flexible to suit you! We encourage volunteers to hold an appeal in their own parish, but there is also the opportunity to visit other parishes, as well as  going with JRS UK to festivals and events across the country.

Read more about the role here.

Apply for more information

You will be supported by the team to do this and reimbursed for travel expenses. You will receive training and resources to equip you speak to others.

Detention Clothing Volunteer

Do you have an eye for clothes and design?

JRS UK are looking for volunteers to assist in sorting, sourcing, repairing and making good quality clothing for people who are held at the Immigration Removal Centres near Heathrow Airport. Thousands of people experience immigration detention in the UK every year with no time limit on how long they will be detained. Those detained are often isolated and alone – proving quality clothing to meet people’s needs when they are in detention or when they are released can provide much needed support and dignity.

We welcome applications from those with a basic knowledge of sewing and an interest in design.


Minimum time commitment for this role is one day a week (Mondays if possible): 6 months

JRS will provide induction and support to all volunteers.

Refugee host with 'At Home'

“They showed me acceptance and love…unconditional love. I felt like a part of the family, I truly felt at home.”

– Henry, an ‘At Home’ guest

JRS’s definition of hosting is when someone with a spare room accommodates a person seeking asylum as a ‘guest’.

One of the greatest challenges faced by the people accompanied and supported by JRS UK is the lack of accommodation. The JRS ‘At Home’ programme responds to this need through organising accommodation for an agreed period with individuals, families, parishes, and religious communities for people who would otherwise be homeless.

If you live in the London area and have the space, you could make a huge difference to the life of someone that we support.

Apply for more information

Read more about At Home hosting scheme:


Jesuit Refugee Service UK
The Hurtado Jesuit Centre
2 Chandler Street, London E1W 2QT

020 7488 7310

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