Are you considering volunteering? 

Have a look at these great reasons to volunteer this year!

  1. Volunteering can IMPROVE your career prospects
  2. Volunteering can be important for your MENTAL HEALTH
  3. You can CONTRIBUTE TO A CAUSE you believe in
  4. You will play an important part in the COMMUNITY
  5. Volunteering can change the way you see the world
  6. Last but not least… you’ll HAVE FUN!

CLEAR welcomes and supports the contribution of volunteers to the project and the added value that they bring. Many of the long serving and dedicated CLEAR volunteers have been awarded 100-hour certificates for their voluntary work by the Mayor of the City of Southampton. Please, note all volunteers must be 18 years old at a minimum & we generally prefer a minimum 6-month commitment.

Would you like to join our Advice team providing advice, information and support to asylum seekers and refugees? We are always looking for qualified teachers and people with experience of supporting learning.

Or maybe you prefer to support them at a drop-in session, where you can chat with people, make drinks, play board/card games, and help them improving their soft skills?

If you think Fundraising is your strength, you can help us generate vital funds for our work – via employers, friends, family, organised marathons, or applying for trust/grant funding

We also offer the opportunity to join our Social Media team, and you could support us in generating content, designing and scheduling posts.

If you have only a couple of days to spare with us, that’s great! You could help us with the general maintenance around our building in James Street.

If you’re not sure how you want to volunteer, start with your passion!

Apply to volunteer now!

Volunteer Application Form

If you need any additional support when applying for a volunteer role, please email

Quotes from our volunteers:

‘When I came to England, I didn’t know anyone, I couldn’t speak English and I had a tiny baby. When I found CLEAR it was like home. I love volunteering here.’ – Shpresa (volunteer receptionist)

‘My volunteer opportunity at CLEAR taught me a lot about the kinds of problems refugees and asylum-seekers face when they have to integrate into a new country. CLEAR reflects an enabling and positive work ethic and environment. As a result, I believe my volunteer experience helped me grow, both professionally and personally.’ – Pari (volunteer caseworker and Work Club receptionist)