STAR groups provide welcoming spaces and practical support to refugees and people seeking asylum in their local communities. In partnership with organisations across the UK, STAR groups run student-led projects – from English conversation clubs to drop-in centres. Each year, they recruit thousands of student volunteers for these projects and to support the work of vital local charities.
We are making a difference by running essential projects such as:
- English conversation clubs
- Homework clubs in schools and refugee organisations
- Sports clubs
- Drop-in centres
- Women’s groups
- Youth clubs
-Refugee attendee at Cardiff STAR drop in & English Conversation Club
‘As usual I have enjoyed the whole lesson and you have given me a positive energy for the rest of the day. I have, as always, learnt so many things.’
– Refugee attendee at Sunderland STAR Conversation Club
If you are interested in setting up a volunteering project in your community, contact Bekah Lucking, Volunteering Project Coordinator for advice, support and training.
It’s an opportunity to break out of the student bubble and make a real difference in your local community. Life as a refugee in the UK can be lonely, full of upheaval and uncertainty. You can provide a practical welcome by sharing your time, skills and friendship to help people rebuild their lives in the UK. Here’s what some of our volunteers have to say: