Now travel restrictions are beginning to ease between the UK & France it is possible for you to create your own convoy to Calais, volunteer alone or with a few friends or family members. For more information on how to build your own convoy then click here.
Please familiarise yourself with travel restrictions on the Gov.uk website for entry requirements for both the UK and France as conditions are changing on a regular basis.
France Entry Requirements here
Please check the latest news from travel companies, the youth hostel and government websites for the latest rules and regulations.
Ferry crossings are back to up to 23 sailings per day. There are still measures are in place on board to assist with social distancing and to reduce risk of COVID-19 spreading.
Eurotunnel runs frequently with a lower chance of the spread of COVID-19 as people stay in their cars.
The youth hostel is open to guests.
“We offer a special rate for volunteers of 23.20€ the first night, then 19.70€ per person per night, in shared (twin, triple or quad) rooms. A visitor’s tax of 0.70€ per person per night is included as well as a 0.50€ adhesion to our association on the first night.”
Airbnb are still operating as well as campsites in Calais. There are various Facebook groups you can join to see if local people have spare rooms for volunteers or other volunteers willing to buddy up for an Airbnb.
Calais Light are always looking for volunteers to help with Administration, Social Media, Fundraising etc. For the Admin role in particular, you'll need experience in using the Microsoft Office Suite and managing/updating websites. You'll also be responsible for organising our future convoys (when possible). Please email firstname.lastname@example.org if you are interested or would like some more information.