March 2017: We are now recruiting Volunteer Befrienders, Hosting Coordinators and English at Home tutors.
We require volunteers to complete all three training sessions before starting to volunteer.
Session 1: An Introduction to LASSN; Monday 8th May 6-9pm
Session 2: The Asylum Journey; Monday 15th May 6-9pm or Tuesday 23rd May 1-4pm
Session 3 is specific to the type of volunteering you wish to do.
Befriending: Monday 22nd May 10-2pm (lunch provided)
Grace Hosting: Thursday 1st June 1-5pm
English at Home: Monday 5th June 10-4pm (lunch provided)
Please contact us with any questions.
More than 300 people volunteered with LASSN in 2015/16.
In exchange for your time and enthusiasm, we offer high quality training and support, and the chance to make a real difference to someone’s life.
Due to the nature of our work, we ask that our volunteers are willing to commit to volunteering with us for at least 6 months.
If you don’t think you can make this commitment, then you may find something more suitable via the Leeds Volunteer Centre.
If you have a particular interest in volunteering with asylum seekers and refugees, a comprehensive list of volunteering opportunities can be found at http://helpinleeds.com
Our Volunteering Programme has been awarded the Leeds Volunteer Centre Kitemark
Have a look on the individual project pages to see the kind of work involved.
How can you become a volunteer?
If you are thinking about becoming a volunteer, then please complete our online application form and we’ll be in touch as soon as we can.
Claiming back out-of-pocket expenses
You’ll find our Expenses Policy and Expenses Forms in the Policy section of the Website.