How you can get involved in Birmingham

'Let us not love with words or speech but with actions and in truth' -   1 John 3: 18

Many churches and organisations are working hard to help people in the area who are facing the challenges that come with poverty. These organisations rely on volunteers to be able to give the help that is much needed.

Below you can see some information about organisations in the area, the work they do and the help they need. If you see somewhere you would like to volunteer, please click on the ‘I want to help’ button to fill out a very short contact form that will go direct to the organisation you want to help.

Please help: we know that when people get involved in helping others they can make a real difference to those in need and to their own lives as well.

If you are an organisation wanting to advertise for volunteers, please either click here to complete an online form or get in touch with us for more information. Follow this link for practical resources and guidance for working with volunteers. 


Birmingham Churches supporting Refugees

We welcome, include and integrate refugees, and those seeking sanctuary from persecution, through befriending, social events and training to equip refugees for work. We raise awareness of refugee issues in churches and support local church projects.

We need befrienders to meet one-to-one with a refugee or asylum seeker to listen, encourage, help with conversational English and signpost to services. We also need mentors, who offer help with CVs and job applications to assist refugees become more job-ready. Volunteers can also help with group activities.

Bandywood Families Project

Supporting families

Our project runs from St Mark’s Church Centre and Kingsland School: supporting families through a wide range of activities, almost all of which are free of charge. We would like to develop our Youth Work in Oscott and Kingstanding.

We are looking for Youth Work volunteers to help with the activities in our two youth groups: one for under 10s and the other for 11-14s. If you have good ideas of how to reach out to these age groups, we want to hear from you.


1 These organisations are known to, but not part of, Thrive Together Birmingham. The organisations have not been vetted by Thrive Together Birmingham and will have their own systems for working with volunteers. The role of Thrive Together Birmingham is simply to make it easier for you to get in touch with organisations through our website and hopefully to then join in with the important work of tackling poverty