How to help asylum seekers and refugees

If you'd like to help asylum seekers and refugees, there are many ways you can show your support.

Be friendly and welcoming

Just being friendly and welcoming can really help an asylum seeker or refugee to feel supported.

You can help asylum seekers and refugees by talking to them and passing on your knowledge about the local area, places they can go and things they can do.

Interpret for the British Red Cross

British Red Cross is looking for volunteer interpreters who speak Kurdish, Sorani, Farsi, Albanian, Arabic, Tigrinya and Amharic.

There are a number of opportunities across Greater Manchester and the whole of the UK.

Search for current interpreter opportunities with British Red Cross

Volunteer with a charity

Many different organisations and charities are looking for volunteers to help with different tasks needed to help refugees and asylum seekers.

Search for current volunteering opportunities with:

Foster a child

If you've been moved by lone children arriving in the UK from countries such as Syria, Eritrea and Sudan, there is a way you can help.

We're looking for people from across Rochdale borough who can foster children aged 10–18 and provide the safety, comfort and stability they need.

Make a fostering enquiry or find out more about being a foster carer