Refugee Action Kingston is recruiting volunteers and Trustees.

We are reliant on dedicated volunteers to help us in our mission to support asylum seekers & refugees to successfully integrate into their local community. We achieve this by delivering a variety of outcomes for refugee and asylum-seeking families through advice, information, counselling, education, training, and employment opportunities.

Whether you’re helping in our office, in the Learning Centre or working one-to-one, your support can have a powerful and long lasting impact.

We are recruiting for new exciting opportunities in our IAG & Employment Service.   This service works with young people and adults to build confidence & employability skills. If you are interested in supporting this work, we are waiting to hear from you.    We need Mentors to start in September 2019, please check out the role description.

Can you speak Pashto, Farsi, Albanian, Arabic, Korean or Tamil as well as English? RAK needs interpreters to support staff and clients to communicate. If you are bi-ligual and/or experienced in consecutive interpreting or have an interpreting qualification please fill out a volunteer application form. We would really appreciate your support.

Refugee Action Kingston delivers ESOL classes most mornings between 10-12am at Piper Hall in Kingston. If you have an ESOL, TEFL, TESOL, CELTA or other teaching qualification and would like to support our clients to learn English,  please complete a volunteer application.   We will start lessons again in September 2019 after the summer break. Please email to discuss the role if you'd like more details.

To become a volunteer at RAK you will need to fill in an application form.   Once we have received the application we can start the recruitment process which can involve a short interview, induction and DBS check (role dependent). 

New Trustee positions

Are you looking for a Trustee opportunity?  Refugee Action Kingston are recruiting two new Trustees with Fundraising and/or Marcomms expertise.   If you are interested in the position and would like more information please read the role description and complete a volunteer application.  Please contact if you would like to discuss the role.

 Current vacancies

 Volunteer interpreter photo

"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



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