Volunteer with Us

RST is a small charity with a tiny staff and relies on voluntary income from a variety of sources to carry out our work. A lot of our successes are down to the dedication and enthusiasm of our volunteers.

RST is not able to take donations of clothing, books etc. If you have clothing and household items to donate please visit the Scotland Welcomes Refugees site.

Edinburgh based Re-Act (Refugee Action Scotland) also accept donations of useful items such as boots, toiletries and warm clothes. Visit their website for a full list of needed donations and when and where you can drop them off.

If you are offering to host a refugee in your home please register with Positive Action in Housing (PAiH).

RST is currently interested in hearing from people who would like to volunteer in the following areas:

Community Event and Fundraising Volunteers

RST is supported by a great team of fundraisers who host a variety of events in support of RST. If you are interested in helping out with events in Edinburgh, or have some fundraising event ideas of your own, please get in touch with Sarah at: fundraising_volunteer@rst.org.uk.

If you would like to host similar events in support of RST in Glasgow please get in touch with Katherine at: volunteer_coordinator@rst.org.uk.


Share your skills and experience to make a difference for refugees and asylum seekers.

See our Become a Trustee page for more information.