Volunteering Opportunities with Action Foundation

We need your help to support vulnerable refugees, asylum seekers and other migrants in and around Newcastle, Gateshead and Sunderland to cope with the Coronavirus pandemic.

There are a couple of ways you can get involved:

Make Deliveries
Do you have your own transport and are not considered to be in a vulnerable category? Be on call to make non-contact deliveries dropping off essential supplies to those in need local to you. This could be collecting from a foodbank or dropping off supplies you have bought yourself.

Help us get the latest information and advice out to our beneficiaries in a wide enough variety of languages to make sure everyone understands. You could also help us with 1-to-1 calls. Priority languages: Arabic, Farsi, Tigrinya, Amharic, Kurdish Sorani, Spanish, and more. Minimum Level 1 (upper intermediate) in both English and the target language please!

Click here to sign up now!

If you have any questions regarding volunteering please email: [email protected]

Action Foundation would not be able to function in the way that it does without the incredible input of so many volunteers. However, many of our volunteers tell us that they gain as much as they give through their experience with us. Ordinarily we have a number of opportunities available for volunteering listed below, however due to the Coronavirus Pandemic our usual services are not running. If you would like more information about any of these roles in the future please email us at: [email protected]

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Volunteer with Action Language

Qualified ESOL teachers

Volunteer Teaching Assistants

Volunteer with Action Hosting

Volunteer Hosts

Volunteer with InterAction

Drop-in Volunteers

“I wanted to take this opportunity to thank you for the opportunity to volunteer at Action Language last year, and being so welcoming and encouraging whilst I was there. My time there last year sparked a real passion in me to work with migrants here in the UK, and it is a career path I am now looking at trying to pursue long-term. So thank you very much – I very much doubt I’d be sat here now had I not had the experience at Action Language!”
(Action Language Volunteer)