Asylum Seekers and Refugee Community Blackburn

Join our amazing team

ARC Blackburn

Volunteers required

We are always looking for support from volunteers in a variety of roles.

If you are interested in applying, please read the volunteer role descriptions below and complete the expression of interest form.  For more information contact us. 

You can also check our LinkedIn Page for role advertisements.

How can you help?

ARC Blackburn depends on the contribution and support of it’s amazing volunteers. There are a number of opportunities for people to become involved, with roles available to suit different skills and backgrounds. Please take a look at our main volunteer roles below. If you are interested in becoming an ARC volunteer or have an idea of how you could help or support outside of these roles, please complete the expression of interest form and tell us how you would like to be involved.

English Club

English Club Teacher

Volunteer teachers plan and deliver English Club classes to our students in collaboration with the English Club Coordinator and the volunteer teaching assistants. 

English Club Teaching Assistant

Volunteer teaching assistants help students during English Club sessions to complete their work and activities as directed by the teacher leading the class.

Drop in

Children’s Worker

Volunteer children’s workers help staff to deliver activities to pre-school aged children who attend the Drop-In and also to children of all ages during the school holidays.  

Hospitality Steward

Volunteer hospitality stewards help in the kitchen during the Drop-In, providing light snacks and refreshments to Drop-In attendees

Drop-In Support Worker

 Volunteer support workers provide a warm welcome to the asylum seekers and refugees who attend the Drop-In. They engage in conversation and actively encourage participation in activities and events. Often volunteers in this role share their talents with attendees, such as sewing or drawing.

Office Volunteers


 Volunteer caseworkers provide support as part of a team in the ARC office. Caseworkers respond to the needs of service users who present during office hours, often assisting with phone calls, explaining and responding to letters and giving general advice around the asylum process, benefits, housing and employment.


Volunteer interpreters help staff and service users to communicate between the various languages spoken via our asylum seeker and refugee community. Interpreters help during our office hours but also attend appointments with service users at outside agencies when required.