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We are always looking for people to volunteer their time, helping us with events and during busy periods. To be added to our database of volunteers that we can call on when we need, please email Anna on [email protected]

3653 Team

This summer we are celebrating the ten year anniversary of Bristol’s launch as a City of Sanctuary! COVID has been tough on us all, and charities have really struggled with gaining funding and continuing their work. So this summer, we are launching our COVID Recovery Fund to help us look toward the future with an aim of raising £2000.
To help reach this goal and to celebrate the 3653 days that Bristol has been recognised as a City of Sanctuary, we are assembling a team to collectively cover 3653km through running, walking and cycling! Starting on June 25th and finishing on August 4th, the team will have just under 6 weeks to meet their target! 

The team will be sponsored by family, friends and the local Bristolian community. All profits will go towards our Recovery Fund and making Bristol a city of welcome for all.
If you would like to be part of the team, please join this strava group to add your kms: 

If you don’t fancy that but want to help you can still get involved by sponsoring the team and sharing our fundraiser follow this link: 

Volunteer Opportunities in Bristol


Houria – Ally Volunteer Programme

Houria is a pan-African catering company and social enterprise, which trains women from refugee and migrant backgrounds and women who have survived modern-slavery, cooking delicious food in the process. This January they are launching their Ally Volunteer Programme, which will train female volunteers to support in the Houria kitchen, deliver food to customers and beneficiaries and to support, advocate and elevate the sisters in the community. Find out more here. 

Please note: the deadline to apply is midday on the 14th of December.

1625 Independent People

1625 are advertising for a volunteer to support their sleep out event. Sleep Out is their biggest fundraising event of the year. In 2019 it raised £80,000 in unrestricted income. They need a great events volunteer to help the Fundraising and Comms team make this the biggest Sleep Out in the history of 1625 Independent People. Applications close on August 1st.

More information and the application form can be found here or you can email Grace on [email protected]


Borderlands is a charity that works with people who asylum seekers and refugees. Through various projects, they support their members to improve their lives and the community in which they live. Their work at Borderlands would not be possible without the contribution of their large team of skilled volunteers.

Borderlands are not currently recruiting for volunteers, but if you fill in this form they will contact you once they have active volunteer vacancies. They recruit volunteers as needed across all of their projects. Once you have submitted this form, you will be added to their pool of potential volunteers. They will contact you once they have active volunteer vacancies to see if you are still interested. This may take a few months – depending on when they last recruited!

Bristol Signing Support 

Bristol Signing Support Group are welcoming new volunteers on to their Wednesday morning sessions! They attend Patchway Police station every Wednesday morning to offer a friendly face and a chat to asylum seekers having to report to the Home Office as part their bail conditions. They also offer signposting to services provided by others, for example foodbanks and destitution support.

There are 2 shifts on Wednesdays, 9.30-11.30 and 11.30-13.30 . Two volunteers are required for each shift.
If you are interested in signing up then email them at [email protected] and check out their Facebook page.
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