Category Archives: Volunteering

See and hear an MK buddy family paired with a Syrian refugee family

One of the many ways RWMK works with the British Red Cross is by partnering as a ‘Buddy Family’ with newly arrived refugee families.  You can see and hear more about this important work in two recent segments: (1) A TV report on BBC Look East, available on iPlayer, or directly viewable in a slightly different […]

Help Us Set the Agenda – Supporters’ Mtg Nov 13th

Two years ago, something amazing happened. People across Britain were moved by the desperate plight of refugees in the Mediterranean. Across the country refugees welcome groups sprang up. Our group Refugees Welcome Milton Keynes (RWMK) began as a Citizens MK campaign, but is now an independent charity. It has been an amazing two years! We […]

Make a difference now with Sanctuary Hosting

From a posting by Alissa Pemberton on the Community Action:MK website we read this: “Sanctuary Hosting is a registered UK charity that provides temporary shelter to homeless vulnerable migrants, refugees and asylum seekers (guests), many of whom are also destitute. They match guests to generous people (hosts) who have a spare room to accommodate them temporarily, just like […]

JUST ONE HOUSE – The way forward for getting homes ready

To scale up our work furnishing homes for families to move into, we work with faith groups, businesses, schools, clubs or other organisations who can commit to getting involved with kitting out ‘Just One House’.  As of May 2017 we have six groups committed already, i.e. taking responsibility for six houses.  We will be looking for more […]

Help Refugees Via Our Partner Organisations: training 22nd April

We are pleased to be working with two local organisations through which you can provide help: Talk English seeks volunteers to teach learners on Talk English Courses and help people to improve their speaking, listening, reading and writing skills; Sanctuary Hosting matches homeless asylum seekers, refugees and vulnerable migrants to people in the community with spare […]