GARAS (Gloucestershire Action for Refugees and Asylum Seekers)
GARAS offers support to those seeking asylum in Gloucestershire. They welcome them when they arrive, advocate for them in their daily struggles, support them if they face being sent back as well as help them adjust to their long term future if they are recognised as refugees. You can learn more about their work at their website.
Cheltenham Volunteer Teachers (CVT)
Do you work in education? CVT is a group of trained English teachers who sensitively assist those who wish to learn English as a Second Language (ESOL). You can read more about what they do, services they offer, and get in touch with them by visiting their website.
Community Interpreting Course
Do you speak any of the following languages: Farsi, Dari, Amharic, French, Arabic, Tigrinya, Pashto, Somali, or Swahili? There are currently opportunities for paid freelance Interpreting work at GARAS. If you think this might be right for you, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Student Action for Refugees (STAR)
Are you a student living in Gloucestershire? STAR is a national charity of 26,000 students welcoming refugees to the UK. Students volunteer at local refugee projects, campaign to improve the lives of refugees, and educate people about refugees and asylum. Gloucestershire’s STAR group has a Facebook page with more information.
Unaccompanied Asylum Seeking Children (UASC) Fostering Agencies
Are you interested in fostering? Unaccompanied children, who arrive in the UK without their parents or carers, usually go into the care of their nearest public authority, and will often live with approved foster carers when there is no suitable family member or guardian to care for them. Read more about this need here. To inquire with Gloucestershire County Council about opportunities to foster UASCs, visit their website.