France, Europe


About the organisation

Help Refugees runs the biggest aid operation in northern France alongside our partners L’Auberge des Migrants, Refugee Youth Service, Ref... Read more

Job Description

Help Refugees was founded in 2015 to provide emergency aid and vital services to those affected by the global refugee crisis. We quickly became the primary aid-provider in the Calais ‘Jungle’, whilst also funding and supporting projects elsewhere in Europe and the Middle East. We are part of a new movement in humanitarian response, growing and developing in the face of today’s global refugee crisis and the ever-changing needs of those affected by it. We respond rapidly to get aid and services directly to the people who need it most.

Whilst the Calais ‘Jungle’ has been evicted, Help Refugees continues to support refugees in the region through material aid and advocacy. We are also turning our sights towards the growing refugee crisis across Europe and the Middle East, using our warehouse as a base to meet the needs of other humanitarian organisations and supply aid to those regions most affected.

Job title: Distribution Team Member

Start Date: ASAP

Job Type: Distribution

Location: Calais, France

Job Purpose:

To distribute non-food items (clothing, hygiene, bedding etc.) to refugees and homeless people living on the streets of Calais.


  • Take part in daily distributions: this is usually a 9:00-18:00 day. 

  • Have knowledge of support services on offer in the local area to be able to make referrals for people with acute vulnerabilities

  • Liaise and work with our many partner organisations

  • Make 'needs assessments' and approach distribution in accordance to the organisations distribution ethic 

  • Attend regular training and volunteer welfare check-ins

  • Stock management - recording outgoing aid

  • Assist in the planning and preparation of changing distribution practices

  • Take part in warehouse coordination and manage clothing sorting

Personal Specification:

Essential Criteria:

  • Calm and confident in tense situations

  • Organised

  • Good communicator

  • Strong willed

  • Patient and balanced

  • Level headed

  • Punctual


  • French fluency

  • Field experience within the humanitarian sector

  • Distribution experience

  • Full driving license

Other information:

  • Accommodation provided
  • Lunchtime meal 
  • Possibility of a contribution to living expenses (dependant on time commitment, changing organsation need, skills and competancies)
  • Transport to work
  • Minimum time commitment: 2 month

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