Volunteer With L'Auberge/Help Refugees


Volunteers are desperately needed to help with a variety of  general tasks including sorting stock in the warehouse, litter collection and aid distribution in the camp.

To register your interest as a general volunteer, please complete a form here.

If you are returning as a general volunteer to Calais, please submit your details here, once you know the date of your arrival. 

If you are, were, or are in training to be a healthcare professional, please join this Facebook Group and volunteer your services using the system detailed there.  

If you are interested in working with the women and children in Calais please check out this Facebook Group.

If your preference is to help out in one of the kitchens in Calais, please complete a form here

Teachers, especially those with an EFL background, please check out this page

March 2015


The majority of volunteers make their own way to and from Calais and those with their own transport are very good at offering lifts across the channel and to and from the warehouse/camp in Calais.

If you are looking to share a lift please check out the Facebook groups below or "Erithacust" who run a mini bus from central London to Calais.

Organizer of Emergency Relief Passenger Transport 6/8 seats

Erithacust aims to provide essential services for volunteers traveling from the UK to Calais and for Asylum Seekers in France. Their aims are to assist with, and to encourage sustainable charity efforts in the camp in Calais as well as to work for greater levels of human dignity and equality for asylum
seekers currently being withheld from entering the UK.

For more information & updates  please visit the Erithacust Facebook page or contact:


+44 (0)7 949 786 162


A useful insight into what the L'Auberge/Help Refugees  volunteers get up to 

Uniting Volunteers, travel buddies and funders - 
Refugee Crisis


Volunteer Group to Calais


Liftshare - Calais and Dunkirk Refugee camps
Volunteers Room Share Connections - Calais and beyond



Jan 2016


The warehouse is on route 1 

Getting to the Youth Hostel from the Train Station

From Calais frethun, take the train to Calais Ville.
From Calais Ville  your choices are:
The no 5 or  no 3 bus that goes right up to the road near the hostel 
a short bus trip on the tiny free bus called the Balad'in followed by  a 5-10 minute walk.
a 20-minute walk


Read a volunteer's account of a day in the L'Auberge /Help Refugees warehouse

Flora writes about her week spent volunteering in Calais with L’Auberge Des Migrants/Help Refugees





Check out some of the budget hotels in Calais

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