Give your time

We couldn’t work without our volunteers. Whether welcoming people to our offices, leading language classes, or providing peer to peer support, our volunteers make the Welsh Refugee Council.

Our volunteers come from around the globe and all backgrounds and speak over 15 different languages. They include former teachers, entrepreneurs and journalists. We particularly welcome volunteers from asylum and refugee backgrounds.

Many volunteers say that coming to the Welsh Refugee Council is like having a second family.

We have roles including:

  • Communications assistants
  • Advice and support assistants
  • Office meet and greeters
  • English and Welsh language teachers (must have TESOL qualification or be working towards one)
  • Play Development Assistants (subject to Enhanced DBS checks)
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supporting volunteers

IT skills, Practice & Language Skills

One of the key areas of our work is supporting volunteers from refugee backgrounds to enhance their IT skills, practice their language skills, and to learn other important transferable skills to help them find jobs in the UK – as well as helping us with much needed support.

We are always keen to hear from those who want to help. If you want to give your time, please contact us.

If you aren’t able to give your time, a financial gift could make a huge difference to someone’s life. You can donate at the link below.

Donate Here


Inaugural Sanctuary Awards – 15 July 2019
14th January 2020 |

Inaugural Sanctuary Awards – 15 July 2019

Welsh Refugee Council organised the inaugural Nation of Sanctuary Gala Awards in conjunction with the Welsh Refugee Coalition. The awards were hosted by BBC presenter Jason Mohamed – helped by our very own Hazar! The event celebrated the contributions and achievements of sanctuary seekers with nominees from across Wales including Aberystwyth, Swansea, Wrexham, Newport and …

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Hate Crime awareness
10th January 2020 |

Hate Crime awareness

We are committed to making Wales a welcoming nation to all those seeking sanctuary here. Unfortunately, we know that’s not always the experience.   Asylum seekers and refugees can be the targets of hate crime but often worry about reporting it.  This can be because of bad experiences with authorities in their own countries, that …

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Example Event
12th February 2020 |

Example Event

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