Volunteer with us

Wandsworth Welcomes Refugees is entirely led by volunteers, and we would be delighted to welcome anyone with a passion for making an impact in their community to join our team.

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Why volunteer with us?

Everyone who volunteers with us brings us one step closer to achieving our mission of building a more welcoming environment for refugees and asylum seekers in Wandsworth. By sharing your time and your expertise as a volunteer you will:

  • Have a positive impact on the lives of refugees and asylum seekers in Wandsworth

  • Meet a community of like minded people in your local area

  • Learn more about the Sanctuary movement across the UK

  • Help us to build a welcoming community across the Borough

Open roles

We have a range of roles we are looking to fill and are always happy to have a conversation about different ways to engage to suit your needs and availability.

Sanctuary Advocate
Someone to reach out to organisations within the borough about accessing our support to become institutions of Sanctuary.
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Events Coordinator
Someone with an interest in event management to support the charity with our regular calendar of events, either on a regular or ad hoc basis.
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School’s Lead
Someone to engage with local schools or higher education institutions to build relationships and petition for engagement in the Sanctuary scheme.
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Content Creator
Someone to capture, create, and develop content for us, enabling us to better demonstrate impact, tell stories, and promote our impact in the sector.
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Fundraising Volunteer
Someone to support on developing and writing grant applications, enabling us to continue our work and scale up projects to support more people in the community.
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Arts Lead
Someone who can use their knowledge of the arts sector to build relationships with local creative venues and support them to gain Sanctuary status.
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“We are proud of the work that Wandsworth Welcomes Refugees has achieved across the Borough and are excited to engage with more of the community across a range of new projects. I know that people here really care about making the borough a welcoming place for all. We are a friendly team of volunteers, all passionate about achieving positive change in Wandsworth, and really look forward to welcoming new members who share the same vision.”

Penny Rogers


“I am so proud to have helped in the start up of Wandsworth Welcomes Refugees and to have watched it develop over the last few years. Their tireless work to provide sanctuary to refugees and asylum seekers, raise awareness of the challenges they face and campaign for change make a big difference to individuals and families that have taken refuge here.”

Fleur Anderson MP

Shadow Minister for Northern Ireland & Labour Member of Parliament for Putney, Roehampton and Southfields