Help Needed for Ukrainian Refugee Welcome Desk
Created: 16th May 2022
Voluntary Action North Somerset (VANS) is looking for volunteers to help Ukrainian refugees arriving at Bristol Airport and has set up a welcome point at the airport for refugees who are fleeing the war.
We’ve seen a gradual increase in Ukrainian refugees arriving at Bristol Airport since we first set up the Welcome Point Information Desk - going from 30 - 40 a day to 80-100 a day currently. Because flights are arriving early morning and late at night, we need volunteers at some very odd times, but our volunteers have been absolutely amazing. Some, who are unable to host refugees, felt supporting families at the Welcome Point was a good way to help and seeing the joy on the refugees faces when they are greeted by their host families who are giving them hope beyond the trauma they have experienced in their own country, can be very emotional.”
With increasing numbers of refugees arriving, we’re always happy to recruit more volunteers so if anyone is interested in helping they should go to: https://voluntary-action-north-somerset.teamkinetic.co.uk/volunteers/opportunity/10187640