VOLUNTEER WITH US 

The Refugee Women's Centre is run by a small core of co-ordinators and a team of vital long-term volunteers on the ground. We work in an all-female team of up to nine volunteers. They are supported by past volunteers and collegial board members off-site who are in daily contact. 

 

As part of the team, volunteers need to respond to ever-changing situations in a fast-pace environment. It is necessary to be adaptable and resilient. Activities vary each day but may include distributing material aid, connecting people with professional services, case work- including supporting women who have experienced SGBV and/or running a psychosocial activities, to name a few. 

We understand that it is not always possible for people to volunteer on the ground. However, if you would like to support the RWC and have other skills to offer, such as advocacy, fundraising and visual content, we would love to hear from you. 

Join Our Team

WHO CAN VOLUNTEER?

We use an inclusive definition of woman and female and we welcome trans women, genderqueer and non-binary people who are significantly female-identified. 

(21+) from diverse professional and personal backgrounds. Especially useful would be any of the following skills:

  • Knowledge of French, Kurdish (Sorani), Farsi, Arabic, Tigrinya and Amharic.

  • Valid driving licence held for minimum of 2 years or own vehicle

  • Experience working with vulnerable people  

  • Experience and desire to run activities and workshops of any kind

  • Experience or background in social work, sexual and gender-based violence and/or psychology 

HOW TO Become a VOLUNTEEr?

Due to the nature of our work volunteers must commit to a minimum of 60 days, be over the age of 21 and have a DBS check or the relevant criminal record check.

Our volunteer intake is the first and third Monday of every month.

If you are interested in becoming a volunteer, we would be very happy to hear from you via our application form below.  

If you have any questions please don't hesitate to get in touch via email at supportus@refugeewomenscentre.com

RWC HAS A DUTY OF CARE AND A RESPONSIBILITY TO LIMIT THE RISK OF SPREADING THE COVID-19 VIRUS. THE SAFETY OF OUR VOLUNTEERS AND THE INDIVIDUALS WE SUPPORT IS OF THE UPMOST IMPORTANCE. THEREFORE, WE HAVE DECIDED TO NOT ACCEPT ANY NEW APPLICATIONS UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE. PLEASE LOOK OUT FOR UPDATES HERE AND ON OUR FACEBOOK PAGE.

  "Arriving at the camp last November I didn't expect to meet or       work with so many resilient and strong women from all over   

  the world. "  

 Shelley (long term volunteer) 

RWC

The Refugee Women's Centre

is committed to supporting migrant women and children living without shelter in northern France.

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