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Volunteers

The fantastic team of volunteers at BRR is fundamental to the work of the organisation. Without the energy and commitment of volunteers we simply could not deliver our services. We have well over 100 volunteers, who together give more than 20,000 hours a year, making a huge difference to the lives of asylum seekers and refugees in Bristol.

Our volunteer team is made up of a mix of people of all ages and backgrounds. We aim for a 50/50 split between volunteers who are our members – asylum seekers and refugees who use our services – and people who are not members.

Members and non-member volunteers working together is one thing that makes the organisation so special. Everyone learns from each other; people build lasting friendships and provide essential support to help each other through the challenges and the injustice witnessed and experienced.

Click on the links to the left to find out about different volunteer roles, see any vacancies or register your interest in volunteering at Bristol Refugee Rights.

One member volunteer said:

“After experiencing humiliation and great difficulty in my own country, I am able to feel alive again. I am able to contribute once more and feel like I exist. Volunteering allows me to hold my head up high in Bristol.”

The impact of our member volunteering programme was also featured in the Lloyds Foundation Impact Report 2014 on page 16-17.

Safeguarding and Equality:
BRR aims to be an anti-discriminatory organisation committed to the promotion of equality and diversity. BRR is also committed to safeguarding of children and vulnerable adults and we take appropriate steps to operate safer recruitment practices. Further information can be found on our jobs pages