Refugee Action York runs entirely on funding from organisations and from personal donations. Without your donations and the help of our volunteers we would not be able to create a safe environment for vulnerable people in York and the surrounding areas. We would like to say a huge thank you to everyone who has helped support Refugee Action York over the years .



We especially rely on individual donation to keep our hardship fund running. This money is used to support destitute individuals and families. Recent months have seen a big increase in the number of people needing to access this service. Any donations you give are greatly appreciated and can go towards:

  • Basic necessities, such as food and clothing, for families who are destitute or in crisis.
  • Fares to enable people to access legal representation.
  • Fares to and from reporting and detention centres, where families often have to report at short notice

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If you are interested in volunteering, have a look at the various volunteering roles available below and if you would like to volunteer with us, please fill in the enquiry form.

Youth Worker

Children’s Worker

English Conversation

Information and Support

Mentor (Youth)

Homework help (children and/or youth)





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All our staff are part-time so please do leave a message and we will get back to you as soon as possible.

You can also contact us at:
Refugee Action York c/o Clifton Children's Centre
Kingsway North, Clifton, York. YO30 6JA.

Please note we are only there in person on Sunday afternoons, representatives from RAY will not be available during the week.

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Unfortunately we are unable to accept donations of clothing or household items as we do not currently have any storage facilities.

Other organisations you may like to contact are

          PAFRAS –
          Bundles of Joy York - Baby clothes up to 12 months and some baby items –
          Yorkshire Aid