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?

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Volunteers are involved in many different activities at RAK and are vital to the work that we do. You can read about some of our volunteer opportunities below.

We usually ask volunteers to commit to a minimum 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!

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"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

Current Volunteer Vacancies

Are you looking for a Trustee opportunity?  Refugee Action Kingston is recruiting two new trustees with Fundraising and/or Marcomms expertise. 


We always welcome applications for volunteer interpreters to assist us with our duties. Get in touch if you're fluent in both English and another language. 

We are very keen to recruit new Arabic speaking men and women with interpreting experience.   If you are currently doing an interpreting course we can offer you a 6 month placement. 


Volunteer admin

We always welcome applications for volunteer admin assistants. 

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We are currently looking for volunteer mentors. 

Apply online

If you would like to apply to be a volunteer at RAK, the first step is to complete our online application form 


Contact us

For more information about volunteering with us, get in touch.

Call: 020 8547 0115


Visit in person: Siddeley House, 50 Canbury Park Road, Kingston, KT2 6LX