Volunteer at Leeds Refugee Forum

Volunteering is a great way to develop your skills, meet new people and be part of an enthusiastic team.

At Leeds Refugee Forum, we are always looking for helpful and reliable volunteers.

If you would like the opportunity to gain work experience and learn about the refugee community in Leeds, we have volunteer positions periodically available in the following areas:

  • Teaching or assisting with English classes
  • Tutoring children in our Homework Club
  • Tutoring students in our GCSE Support Group
  • Administration assistance
  • Teaching IT basics
  • Graphic design for promotional materials
  • Photography or video for promotional materials
  • Childcare during classes
  • Advocacy or signposting (training is provided)
  • CV and job search assistance
  • Other – if you have other skills to offer, please let us know!

We accept volunteers of all experience levels and will support you throughout your time at Leeds Refugee Forum.

To register your interest in volunteering, fill in the form below, which will tell us a little bit about you. Once we receive your Volunteer Registration Form we will invite you for an informal interview to tell you more about the work we do and the roles we have available. Please note, to be able to volunteer at Leeds Refugee Forum you need to be over 18 years old. We look forward to meeting you!

I have been volunteering with Leeds Refugee Forum for 5 months now and it’s been an amazing learning experience. From teaching and playing games with the younger children to tutoring older students with their A-level preparation – it has been thoroughly fulfilling and great support from the staff at Leeds Refugee Forum too. It’s great to see all the staff and volunteers come together to give their all to such an important cause.

Volunteer for Homework Club and Youth Group

Leeds Refugee Forum is a reliable, friendly and caring place. Staff are working hard to help and support all refugees.

Volunteer with Women Arise Wellbeing Group and Bilingual Advocacy

I’ve been volunteering since October 2019. What I’ve enjoyed most is getting to know the other volunteers and the children. I used to do the Youth Club and now I am doing some one on one tutoring. It’s so lovely to meet different people and give back to a part of the community that isn’t necessarily a part that you come across every day. Also supporting those who are most vulnerable who are being left out of wider communities and making that space for them to learn and grow, and making friends. It’s such a great volunteering team, it’s wonderful to get back into it. And it’s just proved when there’s a will there’s a way. I’m happy for Leeds Refugee Forum to give me a space to learn and make teaching experiences especially since COVID-19 and the way it has affected everyone.

Volunteer for Youth Groups

It was good working with Sarah in Leeds Refugee Forum. I worked with her as interpreter solving customers problems, and providing assistance and advice. We were forming a good team. Sarah is practical and objective person. Working with her was very comfortable and smooth. I enjoyed it and want to continue working with her whenever she needs me!

Volunteer Translator for Bilingual Advocacy

I’ve been volunteering for around 7 months for a mixture of year 3/4 and year 5/6 Homework Clubs. The most enjoyable thing about it is how enthusiastic and engaged all the pupils are that show up every week!

Volunteer for the Homework Club
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