Volunteer with us - Breaking Barriers

Volunteer with us

Our amazing volunteers come from a huge range of backgrounds, cultures and industries.

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Volunteering at Breaking Barriers is an exciting opportunity to support refugees from Birmingham, Glasgow, Greater Manchester, Liverpool and London into meaningful employment. Your time and skills will be essential in enabling refugees to communicate effectively, build relationships, access essential services, and move towards meaningful employment.

If you’d like to find out more, please contact [email protected], otherwise visit our FAQ page.

As part of our commitment to safeguarding, all volunteers undergo screening and reference checks and will be provided with comprehensive safeguarding training. 


I find it very rewarding to help someone search and apply for jobs and create a CV. The job market is very competitive and it can feel very overwhelming for those that don’t speak English as a first language. I see the struggles people face and I love to do my best to guide others to prosperity and happiness.

Sabrina – advice and guidance volunteer

Volunteer opportunities

We have a wide range of volunteer opportunities across Birmingham, Glasgow, Greater Manchester, Liverpool and London. These include providing advice and guidance, digital skills training, and operations support with our head office teams. You can also volunteer as a mentor, as an English teacher on our education programme or as an interpreter or translator.

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Our advice and guidance volunteer Jolie shares her experience of volunteering with Breaking Barriers, including why you should sign-up to volunteer if you haven't already done so!

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We have a dedicated page to help answer any questions you might have about volunteering. If you still can't find what you're looking for, please contact [email protected].

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Meet our volunteers

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Emma has been using her knowledge as a lawyer to help refugees break into the legal sector.

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Eiman is a English and Arabic translator/interpreter that's been volunteering for Breaking Barriers since November 2022. In her spotlight, Eiman will be sharing her experience of volunteering, as well as one of her highlights at Breaking Barriers. 

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Renee has been volunteering with Breaking Barriers on our education programme as an English teacher.

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Sabrina is an advice and guidance volunteer, who began supporting clients in London in 2019 and has recently been supporting BB with regional expansion by delivering 1:1 employment support to new clients in Birmingham.

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Stefano is an advice and guidance volunteer whose background in lecturing has supported refugees into further education and employment.

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