Our team also includes over 50 volunteers. Our volunteers are local people, many of whom have lived experience of migration.

Volunteers welcome people, cook lunches, give advice, accompany people to appointments, help in our office, help people learn new skills, teach English, organise parties and events, support our Youth Club and much more.

Stories about volunteering with us

SLRA Zoom kids' party

There’s nothing like dinosaur dancing around your room, to wake you up on the weekend!

Our weekly ZOOM Kids’ parties with our most amazing kids facilitator Tamara Astor have been running since mid-March and will continue to cheer us up throughout the grey and cold ...
Behind the scenes

Behind the scenes – Women Group and Kids activities volunteer Tamara

Our staff and volunteers at the SLRA work on such a personal level, they often end up bringing more to the role than even they expected. Tamara is one of ...
Smiling cyclist

Behind the scenes – ESOL volunteer Sarah and how to teach during lockdown

Our clients are at diverse stages on the journey to lay new foundations for themselves and their families here in the United Kingdom; seeking safety and build independent lives for ...
Pink stationery

Behind the scenes – Meet our local community bringing in donations

An important part of what we do here at the SLRA, is liaising with other charities, businesses, local community groups and wonderful individuals; to adapt to the unexpected circumstances during ...
Behind the scenes - delivery volunteer driver Mick

Behind the scenes – delivery volunteer driver Mick

One of the SLRAs’ most recent recruits is the charmingly candid, Mick. Being only four weeks into his time with us, Mick serves as a Volunteer Driver during the COVID ...
Volunteer portrait: Celestine Obiora Agbo

Looking behind the scenes – Volunteer portrait: Celestine Obiora Agbo

Here at the SLRA, we assist clients from origins that span the globe, and who have so many intricacies in their needs surrounding asylum, immigration and refuge. If you were ...