Volunteering with Refugee Action Kingston
Do you want to support refugees and asylum seekers in Kingston?
Do you have some free time?
Do you want to learn new skills and make new friends?
Volunteers are involved in many different activities at RAK and are vital to the work that we do and you can read about some of our volunteer opportunities below.
We usually ask volunteers to commit to a mimimum of 6 months. Volunteers will need to fill in an application form, provide 2 referees and then attend an informal interview to see whether we have a suitable placement.
We provide our own training, access to some external training, on-going support, volunteer meetings and socials!
"Based on various life experiences in the UK and Korea, I provide interpreting services to North Korean defectors whose English is limited.
As the atmosphere here is very friendly, I really enjoy working and volunteering at RAK.
All staff at RAK work really hard and show infinite patience to clients who are mostly desperate due to their difficult situations.
Volunteering nourishes me a healthy boost, self-confidence and life satisfaction.
Accordingly, dedicating spare time as a volunteer helps people in need and myself as well"
Jongnmoon Ko, Volunteer Interpreter