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There are many projects which support asylum-seekers and refugees in Bradford District, and all would welcome new volunteers. Here are just a few …


BEACON (Bradford Ecumenical Asylum CONcern)
As well as campaigning on asylum issues and awareness-raising within churches (and beyond), BEACON has three projects:

McKenzie Friends are trained volunteers who provide moral support and informed help for those without access to legal representation, appealing against asylum decisions or wishing to make fresh claims.

CHAT weekly English conversation class meets at Touchstone (see below) each Wednesday morning.

Contact: 07419 990578  [email protected]



Destitution Project: housing for asylum seekers made homeless by negative asylum decisions. Currently 5 houses in Bradford.

Contact: 0300 102 1952 [email protected]

Refugee Housing Project: Temporary accommodation and support for those whose Home Office support has just ended. 

Contact: 0300 102 195 [email protected]



Drop-In: Held every Thursday 4 – 6pm at Bradford Deaf Centre, 25 Hallfield Road, Bradford BD1 3RP.

Woman’s Club: For women and their children; also at Bradford Deaf Centre, 1-3.30pm every Thursday.

English Lessons: Run by volunteer teachers Thursday afternoons from 4.00-5pm at Bradford Deaf Centre

Store: located in the city centre. Processing donations of clothing and household goods.

Contact: 07464 194325 [email protected]



Mentors and befrienders needed to help newly arrived asylum seekers.

Contact: Duncan Wahuho 07392 077202



Refugee Action have a range of volunteering opportunities in Bradford.

Contact: 07703 608 969



Volunteers needed to help teaching ESOL and supporting our Migrant Support Drop-in.

Contact: Lionel, CHAS@St Vincents, Rees Way, Bradford, BD3 0DZ.



This community centre in BD1 offers a range of classes and activities for asylum seekers and refugees, including a community café, peer support group, befriending and a choir.

Contact: 01274 409661 [email protected], Millside Centre, 131 Grattan Road, BD1 2HS.


VOLUNTEERING BRADFORD hold information on a wide range of local volunteering opportunities and are keen to help you find out more about volunteering in the Bradford District.

Contact: 07904 953864 or [email protected]