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Get Involved

There are many ways to help a Refugee Children’s Centre – you don’t have to come to one to be really useful!

If you are not able to volunteer at a Children’s Centre there are many things which can be done from home – from holding a tea-party to raise funds to sharing your ideas for exciting and unusual activities. Please consider how you could use your talents and interests to give refugee children a hand and get in contact.


We need your help to run our Centres and to support our fabulous long-term volunteers so we can keep them for as long as possible! Perhaps you might like to organise an event for us? A pub quiz, a marathon, or a cake sale at your local school? Big or small, any help is appreciated… Your support will enable us to provide hundreds more displaced children with a safe place to play!

School Partnership

Partnerships between schools and Refugee Children’s Centres are a great way to share knowledge and expertise at the same time as helping students find out more about global issues such as conflict, migration and the refugee crisis. By collaborating on joint projects students will develop a deeper understanding and appreciation of each other’s country and culture. Partner schools can also help fundraise for Refugee Children’s Centres to help them fund building work or buy play equipment and learning resources. If your school would like to create a partnership with one of our Centres please get in touch to find out more.

Pro-Bono Services

We are a new and growing organisation; help us thrive by donating your professional services or apply to become part of the team. From early years teachers to legal advisers, if you think you can help, please get in touch.


A puppet show at a Refugee Children's Centre

Refugee Children’s Centres are run entirely by volunteers of all nationalities and from a variety of backgrounds.

Long-term volunteers (3 months +) make up the leadership team and are responsible for the day to day running and coordination of the centres. We also welcome short-term volunteers who can stay for a minimum of 1 month. We are particularly interested in hearing from qualified teachers, early years practitioners, play workers, psychologists, occupational therapists, art therapists, social workers, translators, musicians, artists and sports coaches.

Have a look at our Current Opportunities and if you think you’ve got what it takes to brighten up a child’s day, please get in touch.

Volunteering in refugee camps can be emotionally and physically challenging so you will need to be patient, resilient and resourceful.

Current Opportunities

Refugee Children's Centres Volunteers Run A Craft Session

Job Title: Play in the Early Years Project Coordinator
Location: Mango Tree Nursery School, Gambia
Start date: Sept/Oct 2017
Duration: 10 months (or 6 months with two volunteers sharing the role)

Job Title: Play in the Early Years Assistant Project Coordinator
Location: Mango Tree Nursery School, Gambia
Start date: Oct/Jan/April 2017/2018
Duration: 3 months

Job Title: Early Years/Nursery Teacher/Playworker
Location: Mango Tree Nursery, Gambia
Start date: Monthly from Oct 2017 - July 2018
Duration: 1 month minimum

Accommodation, transport and food will be provided for volunteers staying for a minimum of 1 month

In addition to these specific roles we also accept applications from General Volunteers who would be similar to playworkers or teaching assistants in a school or nursery school. General Volunteers will be self-funded.

For more information about any of these roles, please get in touch.