We are in constant need of volunteers. We can use your skills in the kitchen for a few hours, a few days or even longer so please give whatever time you can spare.

Here's how you can help:

  • Washers Uppers

  • Stirrers

  • Drivers

  • Food servers

  • Stock sorters

  • Vegetable Choppers

  • Experienced/Inexperienced chefs

  • Cooks

  • Cake bakers

For questions and/or to register to volunteer email us at refugeecommunitykitchen@gmail.com. 


We ask you to arrange your own accommodation and travel plans. Once you email us we will send you an informative volunteer pack which should answer all your questions.


AirBnB accommodation (from approx. 36€ a night) is popular in Calais, we recommend that women book in pairs or groups when booking rooms in a shared AirBnB apartments, there have been incidents and it is preferable that volunteers err on the side of safety.

Youth Hostel For volunteers staying for three or more nights, there is a discounted rate of 17€ a night at a local hostel. Please book via email at contact@cescalais.com and quote ‘marcieclarke’ for the discount.

Hotels & Camping

Hotel Premiere Classe 
Hotel F1

Les Palominos Campsite
Long term Volunteers can stay at the  in shared static caravans.There are also possibilities to rent your own caravan, tent plots and spaces for live in vehicles at your own cost. Please contact them directly.  

Please Note: When staying at one of the Hostels or Camp site without transport there are usually a number of volunteers that you can car-pool with, and there is a good cheap bus service from the hostel to the warehouse.



Coach There are many other coach companies so please check and compare.

Useful Facebook Groups: 

Lift Share group and Uniting Volunteers travel buddies are two helpful Facebook groups for travel to and from Calais. We recommend travelling in pairs for safety’s sake.

Many volunteers have launched successful fundraisers to help pay for their trips via YouCaring and other crowdfunding sites.