Volunteering at Scottish Refugee Council

Thank you for getting in touch with the volunteering team at Scottish Refugee Council, and for expressing interest in supporting refugees in Scotland by volunteering with us.

We are not recruiting at the moment, but please keep an eye on this page for future opportunities. We are unlikely to recruit new volunteers until the COVID outbreak has improved.

If you would like to support our work in other ways, please have a look at our Get Involved page for ideas.

For volunteering opportunities at other organisations within the refugee sector in Scotland, please have a look at these search results at the Volunteer Glasgow and Volunteer Scotland websites.

For further details on our volunteering programme, please read our Volunteering FAQs at the end of this page.

Are you an asylum seeker or a refugee? Want to know more about volunteering?
Join our next Volunteering Information Afternoon on Zoom. 

Date and Time: Thursday the 28th of January 2021.
Please complete the registration form for this meeting by clicking here. We will then get in touch to send you the zoom link.

If you are interested in finding out about volunteering in charities (other than Scottish Refugee Council) in Glasgow, you can attend one of our monthly Volunteering Information Afternoons.

These meetings are held on the last Thursday of every month (except December) and are open to asylum seekers and refugees only, at all stages of the asylum process. We will present to you the services of Volunteer Glasgow and explain how you can use their website to search for opportunities. Representatives from some Glasgow-based charities will also be attending to promote volunteering opportunities within their organisations.

Want to involve refugee volunteers in your organisation?

Would you like to recruit refugee volunteers to support the work of your organisation?

Our Volunteer Development Coordinators would be happy to help. We can answer your questions about language issues, Disclosure Scotland applications, references and inclusive recruitment practices. You are also welcome to come along and advertise your volunteering opportunities face-to-face at our monthly Volunteering Information Afternoons. These meetings currently take place on Zoom on the last Thursday of every month. If you would like to join us on the next session on the 28th of January, please contact us.

Have a look at our volunteering stories:

Anissa talks of her volunteering journey with us after she came to Scotland from Spain to complete a master’s degree in Equality and Human Rights at the University of Glasgow.

Clo, who is from Kilmarnock,  tells us how their volunteering placement at Scottish Refugee Council let them explore options in the Third Sector and develop transferable skills.

Our Volunteer Development Coordinator Gün talks about Scottish Refugee Council’s monthly volunteering information sessions for refugees and people seeking asylum.

Message from Esther Muchena, Services Manager at Scottish Refugee Council to our volunteers: “we wouldn’t be able to do what we do without the support of volunteers. We value you and we appreciate you, and thank you!”

Interested in volunteering with us?

Find out how you can help us build a better future with refugees in Scotland.

Read the Volunteering FAQs