HelpRefugees & L'Auberge des Migrants: Calais Volunteer Registration Form

Thank you very much for expressing an interest in volunteering with L'Auberge des Migrants/Help Refugees. Your support is hugely appreciated!
After the eviction of the Calais Jungle and the fire in the Dunkirk Camp, our warehouse is now a hub supplying aid refugees and partner organisations across Calais, France, wider Europe and the Middle East, while also continuing to support the various smaller satellite camps in the area. We continue to need volunteers, albeit on a slightly smaller scale than previously.

We welcome all fit and active adults, as well as 16 & 17 year olds if accompanied by a legal guardian.
Any time you are able to spend volunteering in Calais will be absolutely invaluable. If you are able to spend a week or more, that is simply fantastic. If you are able to coordinate a group of friends/colleagues to come, too, then better still.

The sort of tasks we will ask you to spend time doing will depend upon your skills and interests as well as the most urgent needs during the period you are with us. We will try to mix it up. Some of the areas we will ask for your support may include helping with sorting and processing of donations as well as preparation for distribution of supplies in our warehouse.

All the work is vital, but it can be repetitive and demanding so please think carefully about your commitment and abilities before completing the form. We are seeking willing and flexible volunteers who are prepared to turn their hand to any task, if possible.

Have a look at our Volunteering FAQs for general info on how to get to Calais, where to stay and what an average day of volunteering with might look like:
If you have any questions not answered there, email us on

Follow @HelpRefugeesUK on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram for up-to-date information on the situation in Northern France as well as volunteer & donation needs (including shout-outs for volunteers with special skills!)

If you are bringing donations to Calais with you, please contact our donations coordinator, on so we can plan for your arrival. Please also see items most needed and those that we cannot accept.

If you are coming in a big group, please pop us an email on so we can set things in motion for you arrival as well.

If you would like to volunteer in the kitchens, please email

Disclaimer: The details are being created in a Google Form so are as secure as any Google data is! We will not knowingly share this information with anyone who cannot use it to help the refugees in Northern France.

All videos included in this form are filmed and edited by volunteer Tom 'Penn' Laurance. All photos taken by volunteers Marc Turner or Tara Grimm.

A quick video on how we came to do what we do, and life at our Calais warehouse.
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