Refugee Resource’s Mentoring service provides one-to-one support for refugees and asylum seekers aged 13 + living in Oxfordshire. The service is possible because of the commitment of volunteer mentors who regularly meet up with participants to support them in reaching their goals for personal development and integration. It aims to increase confidence and reduce isolation.


About Refugee Resource Mentoring

Mentoring is a supportive relationship between two individuals that takes place on a regular basis over a period of time. It is available for anyone who is from the client group served by Refugee Resource. 


The focus, activities and outcomes will depend on the goals of the person who wants to have a mentor.


Are you thinking of having a mentor? 

A mentor:

  • Will help to support you in moving towards or achieving your goals

  • Can be someone to go out and do things with

  • Will help you with things you want to do

  • Will listen if you want to talk

  • Can help you find solutions to problems

  • Will not judge you

  • Will signpost and support you to access services, education or employment


It is also helpful to know that a mentor:
  • Is a volunteer

  • Receives training and support from Refugee Resource

  • Has some limits on what she or he can and cannot do

Mentoring may be useful for you if you need help with things like:
  • Getting to know your area or the UK

  • Improving your English

  • Preparing for a job or accessing a course

  • Signing up with a doctor, dentist, school, college or another service

  • Having fun


If you would like to have a mentor:

Please download the mentoring application pack and send it to us, or contact our office directly.


Mentoring application pack:


If you would like to refer someone for mentoring:

Please ask the person concerned if they are interested in finding out more about this and if they do, send us a completed referral form.


If you are not sure about being involved and have some questions:  please feel free to contact us through our contact form or by emailing

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Call: 01865 403280    |     Email:

To relieve distress, improve well-being and facilitate the integration of refugees and asylum seekers in Oxfordshire, by providing psychological, social and practical support.

Contact us

For more information about Refugee Resource:

Accessing our services​

Referral form (by organisation) 


Referral form (by individual)

Volunteer form


Bursary form​ 


If you have any concerns about safeguarding please contact OSCB, if about a child, and OSAB, if about an adult.

You can support our work by donating through Everyclick Donations:

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“…improving English, and you get more confident. Better than in English classes.” “Someone is listening to me”​

‘I can be myself, I can talk about my problems, it is confidential and I can trust’​

‘It is a liberating experience to be with someone who wants to be there, not someone whose job it is, someone who listens and looks to solve problems’ ​

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Refugee Resource 

Old Music Hall
106–108 Cowley Road
Oxford OX4 1JE
(Entrance at 54 Marston Street)


Tel: 01865 403280



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