Volunteering opportunities update

There are volunteering opportunities available with various services at Refugee Resource, including the Mentoring Service, the Women's Service, Social Inclusion and in marketing and fundraising. Opportunities listed here vary dependent on current needs, and we do regularly update this information so please check again in future if there is nothing suitable at present.


We are currently looking for new trustees to join our Board of Trustees with a strong human resources background, a refugee background or mental health practitioner specialism. Please click here​ for further information. 


We are looking for:

  • People who are available in the daytime (Monday to Friday – any time between 10am and 4.30pm) for 1 ½ to 2 hours per week or fortnight. Mentoring relationships usually last for up to 12 months - so we are looking for people who can commit for this length of time, in order to provide consistent and regular support for the person they are matched with.  We offer induction and ongoing training for this volunteer role.

If you are interested, for more information, please contact Rod by email: volunteer@refugeeresource.org or phone: 01865 403292

There may also be other opportunities possible so please do contact us with any specific enquiries.

General volunteering information

We encourage people from a variety of backgrounds to volunteer either as mentors or with projects. No expert skills or knowledge are required but good communication skills are important.


We offer volunteers


  • training

  • expenses

  • ongoing support from the Mentoring Coordinator or Project Workers

  • regular support group meetings.


We ask volunteers


  • to commit dedicated time over a period of at least six months

  • to adhere to Refugee Resource’s policies on: Confidentiality, Diversity and Equal Opportunities, Safeguarding Children and Vulnerable Adults, and Health and Safety (these will be available at the information evening or during training)

  • to give permission for a Criminal Records Bureau (DBS) check.


Please contact us for further details or download the volunteering application form and send it to the Mentoring Co-ordinator.

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Call: 01865 403280    |     Email: info@refugeeresource.org

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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Copyright © 2018 - Refugee Resource is a Registered Charity. Charity no. 1098876 Company no. 4558542 (England & Wales)

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Refugee Resource 

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


Tel: 01865 403280


Email: info@refugeeresource.org
Web: www.refugeeresource.org

Twitter & Facebook: @RefugeeOxford