Volunteers Needed!

We need more volunteer support. We’d love for you to give the roles a read and pass them onto friends, family or colleagues who might be interested in supporting refugees and asylum seekers in Bath.

DIY and Donations Coordinators

Our House Prep, DIY and Donations Team is looking to expand! We are looking for volunteers to support with coordination for this growing team. You will be working collaboratively alongside our existing team, but we have called it a ‘coordinator’ because we will want you to get actively involved in organising and behind the scenes work.

We are looking to take on at least two new volunteers, one to be more involved in coordinating DIY work, and the other for Donations work.

Our ideal coordinator would:

-Be flexible to volunteer during traditional office hours
-Be strong and active (think carrying furniture upstairs)
-Have some basic DIY skills (DIY role only)
-Have access to a van for transporting furniture (not essential)
-Have basic IT skills to create an inventory (donations role only)

Even if this only partly sounds like you, we’d love to hear from you and see if you can get involved.

Befriending and Resettlement Volunteers

Our Befriending and Resettlement team do a huge range of volunteering work for us and the refugee community, from local orientation, to applying for benefits. At the moment, there is a particular need for befrienders who would be happy to support people through writing CVs and applying for work.

We are also looking for befrienders who are based in the Somer Valley or Chew Valley and who would be happy to give lifts.

Pashto Speakers

Finally, we’re looking for anyone who speaks Pashto to support us in our work with the Afghan community. You could use your language skills to act as a volunteer interpreter or a befriender with a Pashto speaking family.

If you are interested in volunteering with us, please email [email protected] to request a volunteer application form.

Host Family/Lodger Need

Is there anyone looking to take on a lodger or live-in tenant this year? We are supporting a refugee student who is moving to Bath in September and would prefer to stay with a family. Please note this is not an official BWR hosting scheme and would be a private rental arrangement between you and the student. Please contact [email protected] if you are interested.