Volunteering at Scottish Refugee Council.

Thank you very much 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 Coronavirus 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.

Are you an asylum seeker or a refugee? Want to know more about volunteering? 

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 to find out about volunteering opportunities. This meeting is held on the last Thursday of every month (except December) and is 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.

Our Volunteering Information Afternoons in March and April have been cancelled. Please keep an eye on this page for updates about the next meeting.

Want to involve refugee volunteers in your organisation?

Would you like to recruit refugee volunteers to support 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.

Thank you for visiting our volunteering page, and exploring ways of supporting refugees in Scotland by volunteering with us. You can contact us, or read our Volunteering FAQs below.

Interested in volunteering with us?

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

Read the Volunteer FAQs

Have a look at our volunteering stories

Anissa volunteered with us for over a year, starting in 2017. She comes originally from Tunisia but she lived in Spain for many years and graduated in Political Sciences. Anissa came to Scotland to complete a Master’s degree in Equality and Human Rights at the University of Glasgow. She has since joined our Family Keywork Project staff as an Adviser.
Clo, from Kilmarnock, volunteers and works in different Glasgow-based organisations such as Free Pride and LGBT Health. They care very strongly about the issues facing refugees and asylum seekers, and lent us their skills and time throughout 2017 and 2018. Clo also tells us about 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 asylum seekers and refugees.
Message from Esther Muchena, Services Manager at Scottish Refugee Council to our volunteers, past and present: “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!”