Volunteer in your local area

There are many opportunities to volunteer with local organisations supporting asylum seekers, refugees and migrants in the Kent, Surrey and Sussex area.


Kent Refugee Action Network – Independent charity supporting young unaccompanied asylum seekers and refugees and partner in the Refugee Tales. Canterbury.
Samphire – supporting and advocating for ex-detainees across the UK.
Kent Refugee Help – – supporting immigration detainees held in Her Majesty’s Prisons Maidstone, Wormwood Scrubs, Pentonville, Wandsworth and Elmley..
Migrant Help – are a leading national charity offering support, guidance and accommodation to vulnerable migrants across the UK..


Gatwick Detainees Welfare Group. Visitors group for people detained under immigration powers in Brook House and Tinsley House IRCs by Gatwick Airport. Crawley.
Migrant English Project – English lessons, advice and support for asylum seekers. Brighton.
Brighton Voices in Exile – Casework and social activities for migrants. Brighton. Find via Facebook.


Refugee Action Kingston – Advice and support for refugees and asylum seekers. Kingston.
Refugee and Migrant Network Sutton – friendship, advice and English classes for refugees, asylum seekers and migrants. Sutton.


AVID – The Association of Visitors to Immigration Detainees is a small, national charity that supports volunteer visitors to immigration detainees, wherever they are held. They have 20 member groups that visit in every detention centre in the UK, and some prisons.
Red Cross Refugee Support – Range of support services for asylum seekers and refugees. Nationwide.
Volunteering Matters – National volunteering organisation who can provide details of further volunteering opportunities in your local area. Nationwide.
Do-It – Database of volunteering opportunities which can provide details of further volunteering opportunities in your local area. Nationwide.