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There are many ways you can help Worthing 4 Refugees support these vulnerable families. Below is a list of things we currently need, to be updated as this list changes and new needs arise, please sign up to our newsletter.

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All volunteers will be required to provide a reference from their minister or relevant work place/voluntary group.

  • Support workers. We need people who have work experience of doing support work for refugees and/or asylum seekers who would be willing to use their skills with the families we support
  • Arabic speaking interpreters. People to be available during the week to interpret and facilitate the supporters
  • Arabic speakers. Befrienders who can speak Arabic to enable refugees to have easy communication and informal English conversation.
  • ESOL trained teachers. Refugees need ten hours per week of ESOL lessons initially; then five hours a week up to nine months. ESOL teachers will need to monitor progress, and may need to liaise with other ESOL teachers
  • Qualified trauma counsellors. Syrian refugees may need trauma counselling after they have arrived. Counsellors must be suitably qualified.
  • Decorators/DIY skills. Nearer the time, we may need help making the homes suitable for a new family.
  • General Volunteers.  People willing to help out in a whole variety of ways e.g. transport, befriending, trips out etc.


  • Money. Worthing 4 Refugees needs to raise £5000 per refugee adult per year.
  • Accommodation. We need landlords or property owners willing to house Syrian refugees for up to 2 years with housing benefit. Syrians are fully supported during this time. Housing needs to be self-contained, with its own front door, and at least 2 bedrooms.
  • Food. After each family arrives, we would welcome donations to a food pack. More details will follow
  • Household Items. When a house has been secured we will be looking to furnish it. More details will follow


If you would like to use your voice to speak up for refugees, we have created a PowerPoint presentation to help you. Please download it to share with your church, small group or any other group of people who would love to know more about how they can do something to help.

Get in touch if you would like to be sent the presentation.