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The a-z of volunteering and asylum

The a-z of volunteering and asylumThe a-z of volunteering and asylum is a practical handbook for:

  • people managing volunteers who sometimes, often or always work with refugees or asylum seekers
  • people managing volunteers who are refugees or asylum seekers
  • groups and organisations wanting to develop this area of work

It sets out good practice, gives ideas on how to manage a wide range of issues, and is based on the experience of volunteers and volunteer managers across the UK.

Read comments from:

Trevor Phillips
Chair, Commission for Racial Equality

Maeve Sherlock
Chief Executive, Refugee Council

Beverley Hughes MP
Former Minister of State for Citizenship and Immigration

To buy a copy
Volunteering England logoYou can buy copies, £12 a copy (including postage and packaging) online or by post.

For more information about buying the handbook contact the Marketing Officer at Volunteering England, telephone 020 7520 8936, email marketing@thecentre.org.uk


The Volunteering and Asylum Project

Who we are
The following are (or have been) members of the steering group:

Nasim Aslam Community Cohesion Officer,
Pam Bye
Director, Kirklees Refugees and Friends Together
Charlotte Cooke
Manager, Refugee Council, Leeds
Gill Gibbons
Project Manager, Leeds Asylum Seekers Support Network
Maureen Grant
Development Officer, Joseph Rowntree Charitable Trust
Sheila Hawkins Head of Volunteering, Health and Social Care, Volunteering England
Omer Shurkian
Volunteer Co-ordinator, Bradford Action for Refugees
Lynne Kent
Manager, Shipley and Baildon Volunteer Bureau
John Rodgers
Volunteer, Refugee Council, Calderdale
Christine Ugborogho
Policy Adviser, Refugee Community Development Fund, Home Office

The project is co-ordinated by Ruth Wilson, of tandem.

The project was funded by the Home Office and the Joseph Rowntree Charitable Trust. It has also been supported by Volunteering England, the Yorkshire and Humberside Consortium for Asylum Seekers and Refugees and the European Union EQUAL fund via the EASI Partnership.


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A volunteer befriends a newly arrived asylum seeker.



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