Hammersmith and Fulham Refugees Welcome (HFRW) is no longer running. Previous HFRW volunteers now run West London Welcome, a registered charity and community centre based in Hammersmith supporting local refugees, asylum-seeking people and migrants.
We are always looking for people who would like to volunteer for us. Currently we are looking for volunteers with the following skills and interests:
Media & Communications Volunteer
We run a website, social media platforms and a monthly newsletter. We are looking for someone with WordPress and/or MailChimp skills to help us with the website and newsletter. We also need help with the social media accounts. Technical knowledge and interest in content writing would be ideal. The time commitment would be 2-4 hours per week.
We have a lock-up set up as a shop where refugees can browse for what they need (clothing, bedding, household goods etc). We need a volunteer with a large estate car or van to collect and deliver donations and to keep the “shop” in order. You would also be involved in ordering and delivering toiletries from InKind Direct to the Drop-In centre. The time commitment would be 1 day a week. The role could also invole selling designer clothing donations on eBay to help raise funds.
We are looking for Arabic speakers who can help with translating and befriending. DBS check essential.
If you are interested in volunteering, please fill in our volunteer sign-up form. and use the tick boxes to indicate which role you are interested in.
If you have any other skills you believe you can help with, then please do contact us.
Opportunities for organisations to get involved
If you’re a business, school, community organisation, group or club who would like to offer support to newly arrived refugees there are different ways you can help.
- If you are a business and could offer work experience, employment or training for refugees with the right to work, please get in touch.
- If you’d like to sponsor us (money, donations or skills welcome), please get in touch.
- If you are a community organisation, group or club who would like to offer support to newly arrived refugees, please get in touch.
Seeking a Business to Pay to print our Refugee Welcome Guide to Hammersmith & Fulham
We have written a guide to the borough for refugees. It includes information about local services, transport and other national services. This has been translated into Arabic and other languages. We need funding to print these.