Opening: Sunday 19th May
Address: Stour Space, 7 Roach Rd, Fish Island, London E3 2PA
Hours: 12pm – 8pm
Register to attend for free here: bit.ly/hackneyheart
Help Refugees and Indigo Volunteers are inviting Londoners to come and learn about the current refugee crisis and to discover more about a wide range of tangible ways they can help support people fleeing war and persecution, both in the UK and abroad.
There’ll be information about a wide range of volunteering opportunities, including how to do your bit to protect the environment and help refugees by taking part in a summer festival tent salvage initiative – helping rescue items left behind by festival-goers so they can go to refugees across Europe.
Whether you can give a few minutes or a few months, there will be a wide range of ethical volunteering opportunities available, with charity staff on-hand to answer all questions in a safe, friendly space.
Attendees will also be able to listen to and participate in panel discussions about the current situation faced by refugees in the UK and around the world, exploring topics often not covered in the mainstream media.
Anyone who has ever been curious about volunteering, wanted to find out more about the situation for refugees in the UK and across Europe, or needs advice on how to help refugees and asylum seekers at home or abroad should drop in on Sunday 19th May.
Help Refugees works on the frontline of the refugee crisis in 10 countries across Europe and the Middle East. Founded in 2015 as part of a grassroots movement of volunteers, in just two years they have become one of the most prominent and effective humanitarian aid organisations working directly with refugees.
Responding to urgent needs rapidly, and acting where large NGOs can’t or won’t, Help Refugees now supports over 80 different projects which have reached/ benefitted over 600,000 people escaping war, violence and persecution.
Founded in 2012, Indigo Volunteers connects people with global humanitarian projects direct and fee free with with a focus on the European refugee route in Greece, Bosnia and Serbia, where urgent help is most needed. In addition, Indigo also support projects in setting up good volunteer practices whilst preparing volunteers for the often-challenging tasks that lie ahead.