Volunteer/Donate


POST-EVICTION INFO FOR VOLUNTEERS


Changes are afoot following the clearance of the camp in November 2016, however volunteers and donations are still very much needed.

Here is the latest message from Help Refugees: "In the weeks and months to come we envisage our warehouse being a hub supplying aid to partner organisations across France, wider Europe and the Middle East, while also continuing to support the residents of the Dunkirk camp and various smaller satellite camps in the area. We will therefore continue to need volunteers, albeit on a slightly smaller scale than previously.

We welcome all fit and active adults, as well as 16 & 17 year olds if accompanied by a legal guardian.
Any time you are able to spend volunteering in Calais will be absolutely invaluable. If you are able to spend a week or more, that is simply fantastic. If you are able to coordinate a group of friends/colleagues to come, too, then better still.

The sort of tasks we will ask you to spend time doing will depend upon your skills and interests as well as the most urgent needs during the period you are with us. We will try to mix it up. Some of the areas we will ask for your support may include helping with sorting and processing of donations as well as preparation for distribution of supplies in our warehouse.

All the work is vital, but it can be repetitive and demanding so please think carefully about your commitment and abilities before completing the form. We are seeking willing and flexible volunteers who are prepared to turn their hand to any task, if possible. "

To volunteer in the warehouse, including with Calais Kitchens, please complete this form.

If you have queries about the volunteering process that are not addressed on this page,  please email calaisvolunteers@helprefugees.org.uk

If you wish to drop off aid at the warehouse, please contact calaisdonations@gmail.com  with details and dates.

If you wish to drop off aid at the warehouse and then stay to volunteer please contact calaisdonations@gmail.com  with details and dates and complete the volunteers form here

Don't forget to check out @HelpRefugeesUK on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram for the latest updates.



In early October, 2015, various charities and grassroots organisations on the ground in Calais decided to work together to coordinate the many volunteers wanting to travel to Calais  to help, and the huge amount of aid being delivered.  The centre of much of this activity was the Help Refugees/L'Auberge Des Migrants warehouse, which continues to serve a vital role in providing aid to refugees in northern France.
 

http://www.calaidipedia.co.uk/what-how-to-donate

Donations of Goods To The L'Auberge/Help Refugees Warehouse



CONTRIBUTE CASH





http://care4calais.org/volunteer/


https://www.facebook.com/peopleinmotion15/



SUPPORT FOR VOLUNTEERS 

A group of 25 qualified therapists under the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy and the UK Centre for Psychotherapy. offer a single pro bono therapy sessions to volunteers who are returning from the refugee camps across Europe. 
If you are interested in grounding your experiences from the camps or needing some support as you adjust to coming home, please contact Elizabeth  on counsellingvolunteers@gmail.com.

There is also a Facebook group SSuN (The Solidarity and Support Network) that seeks to support British people volunteering in European refugee camps by buddying them with volunteer psychological therapists and experienced former humanitarian workers who make regular contact by telephone or Skype while they are in the camps or following their return.




TO SNAP OR NOT TO SNAP

https://docs.google.com/document/d/1THRIu6QOYpzJvxRK5SXL4kCuD6JUadfsqCQ7PXk9Uak/edit?usp=sharing

SOME THOUGHTS ON TAKING 
AND PUBLISHING PHOTOS

READ ROB PINNEY'S "THE ETHICS OF PHOTOGRAPHY IN CALAIS"