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LASSN is Recruiting!

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.

All LASSN volunteers must complete three training sessions before they can start volunteering, although if there is a problem with any of the following dates let us know and we can discuss alternate training.

  • Session 1: Is an introduction to LASSN – which explains who we are, what we do, our vision, values and ways of working: Tuesday 5th September 5:30-8:30pm

  • Session 2: Is an overview of the experience of seeking asylum – which explains the journey many refugees make, how people end up in the UK and what they can expect when they get here Tuesday 12th September 5:30-8:30pm

  • Session 3 is specific to the type of volunteering you wish to do.

    • English at Home: Saturday 16th June 10-4pm (lunch provided)
    • Befriending TBC

All training is in our offices- Oak House, Park Lane, LS3 1EL

Please contact us with any questions.

We are looking for people to volunteer as Befrienders, HostsHosting Coordinators and English at Home tutors.


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.

Claiming back out-of-pocket expenses

You’ll find our Expenses Policy and Expenses Forms in the Policy section of the Website.

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