Below we have listed contacts for various organisations you can get involved with!  

HELP REFUGEES / L’AUBERGE WAREHOUSE: CALAIS

Help Refugees / L’Auberge now manage the organization of donation distribution all over Europe / Syria / Greece / Dunkerque & Calais.

For an updated list on donations currently being requested and for information on how to register your delivery with the Help Refugees / L’Auberge warehouse in Calais please email:

calaisdonations@gmail.com

HELP REFUGEES / L’AUBERGE VOLUNTEERS, CALAIS

We need loads of enthusiastic short-term volunteers to help make a warehouse super-team to prepare lots of warm aid for families living in Greece and Syria, as the winter approaches. We will be sending containers to our warehouse in Greece at to our partners in Syria over the next few weeks. If you would like to be involved email:

calaisvolunteers@helprefugees.org.uk

HELP REFUGEES / L’AUBERGE, GREECE

We are currently looking for volunteers to help us in Greece. If you are interested in coming to stay in Greece and helping to support the residents of the 25 military camps around Thessaloniki and beyond, please email:

northerngreecevolunteers@gmail.com.

HOW TO GET INVOLVED WITH LA LINIERE REFUGEE CAMP, DUNKERQUE, FRANCE

Tasks in camp are variable and some can’t be anticipated as they fit to the need of the moment.  Regular tasks are:

  • Prepare and distribute breakfast and dinner with the association SWK and a team of Kurdish cooks (lunch is prepared outside of the camp and distributed by RCK)
  • Help with free shops and distribution of food products ( free shop consists of distributing donations repacked into portions for people who want to cook for themselves).
  • Cut and distribute wood for community kitchens (places with wood-burning stoves for residents to cook on if they want to) and individual use.
  •  Diverse tasks inherent to the functioning described above : donations receiving, storage organizing, cleaning up, repacking.
  • Women centre: management of the distribution of specific products (for hygiene, babies etc) and of clothes, activities supervision etc
  • Help for petrol distribution (for petrol heaters in each shelter), everyday except on Sundays between 12 and 5pm.
  • Drive the shuttle between La Liniere camp and commercial shopping area, Mondays to Saturdays from 10am to 5pm.

If you have been assigned a specific task or project of volunteering with a host / supervisor / organisation within La Liniere Camp you will have to be registered officially with the Dunkirk City Hall, and have your application approved to be granted access before your due arrival date.

Please under no circumstances can volunteers turn up to La Liniere camp and enter without being formally registered first.  You must also be in regular contact with a host / supervisor / organisation. 

REFUGEE COMMUNITY KITCHEN  – Refugee Community Kitchen Website – La Liniere Refugee Camp

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If you are interested in volunteering at the Refugee Community Kitchen, their organisation supports various key projects.  They need food deliveries and cash donations, people who can help cook, distribute food, maintain large communal spaces, and need hands to chop wood for the Calais and Dunkerque Wood Stores.

Please email: refugeecommunitykitchen@gmail.com

http://refugeecommunitykitchen.com/volunteer/

http://refugeecommunitykitchen.com/food/

http://refugeecommunitykitchen.com/donate-money/

REFUGEE WOMANS CENTRE – Refugees Womens Centre Facebook Link

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The Refugee Women’s Centre in Grande-Synthe camp de la Liniere (Dunkirk) is a volunteer-run safe space for the women of the camp to come with their children for support, relaxation and to create relationships with the other women in the camp as well as the volunteers. We have a kitchen for the women to cook in, a free shop for the distribution of women’s and children’s hygiene products and we will soon have a space only for women in order to relax.

WE ARE ALWAYS IN NEED OF VOLUNTEERS, particularly long-term.  Contact us at refugeewomenscentre@gmail.com

Following the fire at the women’s centre on 7th January 2017 we need your support to replenish our stocks and develop our outreach service until the centre is rebuilt. Any support is vital to ensure the women, children and families continue to have support during this difficult time.

Please donate via >>>>>>>>>> www.gofundme.com/refugeewomenscentre

**Alternatively our current list of needs is below, but please email the Womans Centre first to check this list is still up-to-date:

Toilet paper
Washing up liquid
Baby wipes
Nappies (size 3,4,5,6)
Shampoo
Conditioner
Soap
Sanitary towels
Baby milk (liquid formula number 1)
Adult diapers
Baby bottles/cups/dummies
Deodorant
Nappy Cream (e.g. Sudocrem)
Baby Shampoo
Baby lotion
Moisturiser and hand cream
Toothpaste
Toothbrushes
Torches
Batteries (AA and AAA)

MEDICAL VOLUNTEERS

Volunteers in the field of health can come closer to the associative structures (see list of associations accredited on the camp)

Dentists – DENTISTS WITHOUT BORDERS

Gynecology – GYNECOLOGY WITHOUT BORDERS

Doctors – DOCTORS OF THE WORLD

Psychologists – FRENCH RED CROSS

Psycho-social house “Butterfly”

To be brought into contact with these associations contact:

‘REFERENT OF THE MÉNOUAR PLATFORM’

Email: lieuhumanitaire@ville-grande-synthe.fr

DUNKERQUE CHILDRENS CENTRE – Dunkirk Refugees Childrens Centre Facebook / Dunkirk Refugees Childrens Centre Website

ccDunkirk Children’s Centre provides valuable play based learning experiences and a space for creative expression for the children who live on the refugee camp in Dunkirk. The centre offers a soft play room for babies and parents, a nursery class and creative activities for children. We operate entirely on donations from the public; what we do wouldn’t be possible without the continuing support and generosity of our followers. The money we receive goes mainly towards resources for the centre and supporting a small team of long-term volunteers, ensuring that the centre is open five days a week, providing continuity and stability for the children in an uncertain and ever-changing environment.

Please help us to continue providing this valuable service by donating to our Just Giving page >>>>>> https://www.justgiving.com/crowdfunding/rcc

The Childrens Centre are currently looking for WEB DEVELOPER and LEGAL ADVISER who can help and assist the Childrens Centre from the UK.

Here are other volunteer roles currently being recruited for: http://refugeechildrenscentres.org/get-involved/volunteer-roles-overview/

Please email with any questions or queries: info@refugeechildrenscentres.org

Thank you from all of the Dunkirk Children’s Centre Team.

USEFUL TIPS FOR VOLUNTEERING IN A REFUGEE CAMP!!!

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There will be so many jobs on a refugee camp which need assistance and your time and help!!  Just take your time, do your research about when, where and how to help and be most useful with your time, skills and energy.  All the info is easy to find on the internet and Facebook.

Really ask yourself a lot of questions before you are decide to go and help at a Refugee Camp:

Have you made sure by attending camp you are you directly helping the refugees?

Do organisations within the refugee camp have regular contact with you?

Have you registered your arrival time and notified your host?

Have you booked in and registered your vehicle for deliveries?

Are the donations you bring on a current ‘wanted list’ from the distribution warehouses?  By bringing unwanted items only costs volunteers precious time and money at the other end to discard unsuitable donations!

Have you researched how to conduct yourself within a refugee camp as a volunteer? How to stay safe?  How to stay healthy and deal with stress?

Here’s some useful blogs and info we used ourselves for the trip. 

10 Tips for Individuals Volunteering in a Refugee Camp

Volunteer Self – Care Sheet >>>>>>

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