“The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing.”
We regularly need volunteers for a diverse range of roles, from carrying out food and clothing distributions, to providing shelter, medical care, information services, psychosocial support, and more.
If you can commit to more three or more weeks and have relevant skills (including medical or teaching qualifications; social work or chef experience; Farsi or Arabic language skills) we will try to find you a suitable placement with one of our partner projects in Greece.
If you’d like to volunteer for a shorter period of time, we still have a range of vital jobs that need doing. Most of our short-term volunteers help in our warehouse near Thessaloniki, where we always need volunteers to get stuck in to the sorting and preparing donations for distribution. We also have an on-site kitchen, workshop and fresh fruit and vegetable project that regularly need extra hands!
Please email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Despite the eviction of the Calais ‘Jungle’ in October 2016 and the Dunkirk burning down in April 2017, we are still supporting refugees who, after being let down by the French and British authorities, are arriving in Calais and sleeping rough. We are providing blankets, clothes and food to hundreds of refugees, predominantly unaccompanied minors, and currently need lots of enthusiastic short-term volunteers to help in our warehourse.
We are also supporting the work of Utopia 56 in the formal and informal camps in Paris. So, if you’re able to come down for a few days or perhaps a week or more, let us know by emailing email@example.com
Still have lots of questions?
Over 96% of all the funds we raise goes directly to the field – that’s unprecedented.
The majority of the money we raise is crowd funded. And while food, clothes and other donations are still needed, monetary donations enable us to provide support to the areas and projects that need it most.
The only way we can be sure to continue to support the projects empowering refugees and local communities, and encouraging integration is through sustainable revenue, so monthly donations are what we need the most.
There are 3 ways you can donate:
2. Send us a cheque. To do this please make it payable to Prism the Gift Fund:
Help Refugees c/o Prism the Gift Fund
20 Gloucester Place
3. Direct bank transfer please email us on firstname.lastname@example.org
Help Refugees was set up to provide aid whilst upholding dignity for refugees. We are registered as a charity (under the auspices of Prism the Gift Fund) – charity number 1099682.
All the aid and assistance we give to refugees is down to your generous donations.
For more information on what we do click here. You can also subscribe to our mailing list for regular updates on the refugee crisis, the work we are doing around the world, and information about how you can help.
You can still get items delivered direct to the Calais Warehouse from the wonderful LeisureFayre!
DROP OFF POINTS IN UK
Please contact email@example.com if you would like to find out where your nearest collection point in the UK currently is.
You can also drive donations directly to the Calais warehouse, where we are still accepting goods for the residents of Dunkirk, and to send on to wherever is most in need – but please register HERE first.
Priority Items: things we are in desperate need of
Thick blankets and sleeping bags
Trainers (sizes 40-44)
Jogging bottoms and jeans (sizes small and medium)
Emergency foil blankets
We still desperately need food for Calais, Dunkirk & Paris. If you can donate tinned or dried food to the Calais warehouse, please do. Our partners Refugee Community Kitchen and Calais Kitchens have now joined forces and continue to serve hundreds of meals a day.
Also, after the courts in Lille have overturned the Calais Mayor’s ban on food distribution, we continue to help serve 120+ meals a day. We will keep working to supply food to all those in need in Calais but we need your help and donations to do so!
For more information on how to donate food, please email firstname.lastname@example.org
We have been buying fresh fruit and veg, and dry foods, from local Greek sellers in Thessaloniki, to bag up and distribute to residents of the camps around the city. This model, like that of Calais Kitchens, allows people to cook for themselves and supports the Greek economy, helping to build relationships between actors. Help us continue to do this by donating here.
Where can I donate my items?
Please note that you MUST register your donation delivery HERE in order to drop off your donations! The address will be sent to you once you register. Please also be aware that no deliveries will be unloaded before 10am or after 5pm, as the team needs to prepare for distributions. If you are volunteering with us, please come from 9am, and your donations will be processed later on in the day.
If possible, please aim to bring donations on a weekday as the weekends are our busiest time. However, we do appreciate that this does not fit into many people’s schedules so please do not let this put you off booking for a Saturday or Sunday!
Have you ever wondered how you can help refugees from the UK?
We need community fundraisers! We rely on a network of passionate, creative volunteers in the UK to set up events and raise money to help refugees in France, Greece, Syria, Italy & beyond.
You can organise a club night, a vintage clothing sale, a sponsored cycle or anything that grabs your fancy.
If you’re interested in getting involved, you can download our fundraising pack for information and support.
If you have any questions at all, talk to someone from the team at email@example.com