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Become a volunteer on a resettlement schemes

We are looking for committed volunteers to help with the integration of Afghan families in the Borough.

Moving to the UK has been a huge adjustment for the families and they have faced various challenges settling into Surrey. Volunteer support will help them become more independent and to integrate into the community.

About the role

This role could be supporting with the UK Resettlement Scheme (UKRS) or the Afghan Locally Employed Staff (LES) Relocation Scheme.

This role includes a wide variety of activities, from providing transport or accompanying the families on public transport to and from hospital/GP appointments, to providing ESOL support (English to Speakers of Other Languages), to helping with getting involved with events and the local community.

Applicants should be willing to undergo a DBS check and basic safeguarding and cultural awareness training before carrying out this role.

Experience and requirements

Our team will help place people into appropriate volunteer positions, based on interest, experience, available hours and skills, and will offer support where needed. Expenses incurred during volunteering will be reimbursed.


A variety of locations across Surrey Heath. The place you volunteer may vary.

More information

Contact Family Support

Email: familysupport.resettlementprogramme@surreyheath.gov.uk (link sends email)