SUPPOrT US or Donate
Calais Light takes volunteers to Calais; but we also need money to run this. We respond to appeals for migrant supplies, tents etc. and purchase supplies on the ground in Calais. We also support refugees in the UK with clothing, household and schooling goods as the meagre £40.84 benefit does not stretch very far.
Being a great volunteer is the best way to support us and the 3 charities. The price you pay is the real cost - we don't charge! You will stay in a bright, modern, youth hostel with a tasty breakfast both mornings. A delicious and nutritious vegetarian lunch is provided at RCK & Care4Calais. For dinner, please put aside 10-15 euros per night.
You will be in a fun group with like-minded people of all ages from 18+! It's a great way to meet new people and do something worthwhile with your time.
Be a driver
Be a driver
Drivers are the backbone of this whole operation, as we couldn't get the volunteers to Calais otherwise! We ask if possible those who have a car to be the designated drivers for the trip (petrol money provided), although it is up to you and all depends on the number of volunteers going and how many drivers are already committed.
Check with your HR or Boss. Most companies will allow you to take a day to volunteer without it eating into your annual leave.
You never know, you might not have to take this out of your holiday allowance. Remember to ask your colleagues to come with you!