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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.

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Read more about At Home hosting scheme:


Detention Social Visitor

“I strive to accompany them so that they know they have someone who will walk with them, without fear of judgement or condemnation.”

– Sr Vui, Detention Outreach volunteer

JRS UK are looking for volunteers to visit those 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 – social visits provide a vital connection and source of strength to those detained.

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Minimum time commitment for this role: 12 months

We particularly welcome applications from speakers of other languages especially: Albanian, Amharic, Arabic, Farsi, Kurmanji, Mandarin, Polish, Portuguese, Punjabi, Sorani, Spanish, Urdu, Vietnamese.

JRS will provide induction and support to all volunteers.

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

020 7488 7310

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