Blog posts

Volunteer Coordinator

BWR is looking to recruit a part time Volunteer Coordinator on an initial one-year contract (this is a paid role). Reporting to the Operations Officer you will be responsible for recruiting, overseeing induction, training as well as the day-to-day coordination and supervision of our volunteers. See the full advert below: Bath Welcomes Refugees (BWR) is […]

Refugee Week 17-23 June

From the 17th of June to the 23rd is Refugee Week. Refugee Week ( is the world’s largest arts and culture festival celebrating the contributions, creativity and resilience of refugees and people. Look out on the BWR social media platforms for events happening locally and nationally, and how you can directly be a part of […]

Thank you to our volunteers

Volunteer Week is our opportunity to thank you for all that you do to support refugees and those displaced from their home country by reason of war, persecution, oppression, discrimination, or natural disaster. You demonstrate that there are people ready to help. It is a gift beyond price. Since we began in 2015, Bath Welcomes […]

Student musical raising money for BWR

The Bath University Student Musicals Society is staging its fabulous musical revue show Encore 2024 from 2 May until Saturday 4 May at the Edge Theatre at the University of Bath’s Claverton Down site. We’re very pleased to say that Bath Welcomes Refugees is their chosen charity and they will be holding a collection to […]

BWR raffle painting winner

We are delighted to announce the winner of the recent fundraising raffle of an oil painting by Alce Harfield, which raised just over £1,700 to help fund the work of Bath Welcomes Refugees. Alce donated a depiction of the Glastonbury’s Pyramid stage featuring Elton John’s farewell performance. Sarah, pictured above with the oil painting, scooped […]

First ever Beyond Bath talk – 1st May

The first ever Beyond Bath talk is happening on Wednesday 1 May at 4/5 Chapel Row, Bath. This free-to-attend event is aimed at sharing powerful and insightful stories about migration and those it affects. This is the first in what will be a series of events designed to raise awareness of the realities beyond our […]

Photography competition – keep an eye out for the winners

We’re helping to promote a photography competition for Freedom From Torture ( – keep a look out for the winners of this who will be seen in Bath’s 44AD art space from 14-16 June.  The deadline to enter the competition was extended to Sunday 28 April. As the organisers say: “Everyone should be able to […]

Boutique sale to raise funds – Thurs 2 May

A fantastic BWR pre-loved Boutique Sale is on next Thursday, 2nd May in Combe Down. Please come along, find a fashionable bargain and contribute to a fantastic cause!

Volunteers needed for Off The Record

Off the Record Bath and North East Somerset is running a volunteer independent visitor service and is looking for long term befrienders to children/young people aged 5-18 looked after in foster care.   Each volunteer is matched with one young person and takes them out for an activity once a month.  All applicants welcome. Visit […]

Busy in the background

BWR has been working away with plans for a new logo and website to better reflect the work we do and the people we support. We look forward to unveiling this later in the year. We’re so very grateful to the kind people helping us with design and inspiration and content and all the techie […]