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Volunteering is a great way to develop your skills, meet new people and be part of an enthusiastic team. Here at the Leeds Refugee Forum, we are always looking for helpful and reliable volunteers.

This is a good opportunity to gain work experience and to learn about the refugee community organisations in Leeds. LRF has volunteer positions periodically available in the following areas:


  • Teaching ESOL classes
  • Tutoring children in our Homework Club
  • Tutoring youth in our GCSE revision classes
  • Administration assistance
  • Teaching IT basics
  • Graphic design for pamphlets and newsletters
  • Photography/ video for promotional materials
  • Childcare
  • Advocacy/Signposting (training available)
  • CV & job search assistance
  • Other – if you have other skills to offer please let us know!

“I have been volunteering with LRF for 5 months now and it’s been an amazing learning experience. From teaching and playing games with the younger children to tutoring older students with their A-level preparation – it has been thoroughly fulfilling and great support from the staff at LRF too. It’s great to see all the staff and volunteers come together to give their all to such an important cause.”


Volunteer for Homework Club and Youth Group

“The classes are useful, helpful for women, they enjoy them a lot the lessons and activities.”


Volunteer for Women Arise women's only group

“LRF is a reliable, friendly and caring place. Staff are working hard to help and support all refugees.”


Volunteer for Women Arise and Volunteer Phone Line Project

“I’ve been volunteering since October 2019. What I’ve enjoyed most is getting to know the other volunteers and the children. I used to do the Youth Club and now I am doing some one on one tutoring. It’s so lovely to meet different people and give back part of the community that isn’t necessarily a part that you come across every day. Also supporting those who are most vulnerable who are being left out of wider communities and making that space for them to learn and grow and making friends. It’s such a great volunteering team, it’s wonderful to get back into it. And it’s just proved when there’s a will there’s a way. I’m happy for LRF to give me a space to learn and make teaching experiences especially since Covid-19 and the way it has affected everyone.”


Volunteer for the Youth Group

“It was good working with Sarah in Leeds Refugee forum. I worked with her as interpreter  solving customers problems, and providing assistance and advice. We were forming a good team. Sarah is practical and objective person. Working with her was very comfortable and smooth.  I enjoyed it and want to continue working with her whenever she needs me!”

Fatima Boulhafs

Volunteer Translator for the Phone Line Project

“I’ve been volunteering for around 7 months for a mixture of year 3/4 and year 5/6 homework clubs. The most enjoyable thing about it is how enthusiastic and engaged all the pupils are that show up every week!”


Volunteer for the Homework Club

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