If you don’t want to join us as a Visitor, there are many other ways you can make an active contribution to our work. Much of our work is organised by subgroups of Members as follows:

  • Help run an event. We always need people to run or help with events to raise money and awareness, such as concerts, sponsored walks, cake sales, bridge afternoons and talks. You might like to organise an event yourself or help out by delivering flyers, running a raffle, acting as a steward or even washing up! There is one group based in Winchester and one in Southampton. The events subgroups meet approximately every 6 weeks in the evenings.
  • Help us campaign. We campaign to improve the treatment of asylum seekers locally and throughout the UK. Help us write letters to MPs, research information, or put together briefings for members and supporters. Our campaigns subgroup meets every month in the evenings.
  • Help spread the word. Our communications group manages our website, Facebook and Twitter presence, and produces newsletters for members and supporters. It meets every month in the evenings.
  • Join our fundraising team. This sub-group researches and writes funding bids to grant making trusts, and organises donations from individuals and organisations. It meets every 6-8 weeks in the evenings.

We are always pleased to hear from prospective new volunteers, and discuss what kind of help you can give us.

Read about the experience of some of our Visitors

To find out more about joining one of our groups, please email our administrator on info@SWVG-refugees.org.uk

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Food shared by asylum seekers at an SWVG partyFood shared by asylum seekers at an SWVG party