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Calais Action  is registered as charity no. 1174650

FAQs

HOW DO I VOLUNTEER?

 

If you would like to be added to our (UK) volunteer database please email your telephone number and email with your volunteering experience to action@calaisaction.com

 

 

HOW DO I DONATE STUFF?

 

Calais Action no longer collects regular aid. Instead, we focus on raising funds for projects and campaigning so we can impact the camps in Europe on a bigger scale. On occasion, Calais Action will collect targeted aid and when we organise these collections they will be announced on Facebook and Twitter. If you would like to find a group to donate aid to please see the below links: 

http://www.calaidipedia.co.uk http://refugeemaps.org 

 

Alternatively please post in this group to see if there is a run in your area: https://www.facebook.com/groups/CalaisMigrantSolidarityActionFromUK/

 

 

HOW DO I HELP YOU CAMPAIGN?

 

Our remit is to campaign for the rights of refugees and the establishment of safer legal routes to asylum. Please email us on action@calaisaction.com if you have lobbying experience or if you have admin or social media experience and would be interested in joining our lobbying team.

Please include your mobile number. 

 

HOW DO I FOSTER A REFUGEE UNDER 18

 

If you can sign up to be a foster carer then please register with your local council as soon as possible, and encourage others to do so. Councils often plead lack of foster provision, and it's imperative to make sure that you are on their radar. If you can't offer foster care, maybe you can help provide sponsorship or enrichment activities.

 

 

HOW CAN I WELCOME REFUGEES IN THE UK?

 

Please do contact us if you would like further info about this as there are organisations we cannot advertise so instead can point you to privately. Please also look at the following links;

https://www.facebook.com/groups/room4refugees/

https://www.facebook.com/groups/befriendingrefugees/

 

 

 

HOW DO I VOLUNTEER IN CALAIS?

 

Calais Action do not run volunteer schemes and we are not as a team permanently based on the ground, but the information provided will help you organise a trip if you wish to go.

 

Many people after the eviction of Calais have taken to the surrounding countryside to set up their own squats and unofficial camps, they are also sleeping on the streets of Paris. The warehouse run by French charity L'Auberge des Migrants & Help Refugees (15 minutes outside of the camp in a suburb of Calais town) supports both Dunkirk camp and those in unofficial camps and on the streets. You can email calaisvolunteers@helprefugees.org.uk to register.

 

 

HOW DO I VOLUNTEER IN PARIS?

 

The main group working in Paris is Paris Refugee Ground Support, their Facebook page shows all the up to date information. Please contact them through their page if you would like to volunteer.

https://www.facebook.com/groups/P2PParis/

https://www.facebook.com/PRGS.team/

 

 

HOW DO I VOLUNTEER IN DUNKIRK?

 

To register as a volunteer in Dunkirk please contact one of the emails below with your request. Once placement is arranged please register/apply with City Hall.

http://www.lieudaccueilhumanitaire-grandesynthe.fr/formulaire-benevole/

 

 

CLOTHING DONATIONS & DISTRIBUTION

 

via L’Auberge warehouse above - email calaisdonations@gmail.com

 

FOOD OR MONEY DONATIONS - calaiskitchens@gmail.com

FOOD OR MONEY DONATIONS - donate@keshaniya.org

VOLUNTEER IN KESHA NIYA KITCHEN - volunteer@keshaniya.org

 

 

EDUCATION:

 

ADULT LEARNING CENTRE - dunkirkadultlearning@gmail.com

WOMEN'S CENTRE - braken1@hotmail.co.uk 

CHILDRENS CENTRE https://www.facebook.com/dunkirkrefugeechildrenscentre/?hc_location=ufi

 

Dunkirk Legal Support Team are always looking for volunteers, please contact their Facebook team.

 

The Children's center IS always looking for experienced, qualified play workers and primary teachers to help.

 

For insurance and accommodation purposes you must register to the above link.

 

MEDICAL – MEDECINS SANS FRONTIERES

(DOCTORS WITHOUT BORDERS), MEDECIN DU MONDE AND GINECOLOGIE -

 

ANYTHING ELSE - http://www.calaidipedia.co.uk/dunkirk---la-liniere

 

For on-the-ground updates, follow the Calais Solidarity Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/CalaisMigrantSolidarityActionFromUK/?fref=ts