Our Projects

Refugee Youth Service works with children and young people across Europe.
Calais - France
Mobile Youth Service

With the lack of governmental support for the current 200 to 300 unaccompanied minors in the regions of Calais and Dunkirk, RYS focuses its daily work on providing legal support, highlighting the needs of unaccompanied children to the state and supporting those who are sleeping rough.

How we do it?

Connecting and checking in with children who are outside of state care
Informing children of their right to immediate state protection and accommodation at local children's services

Providing information on legal routes to third countries (where they exist)

Advocating for children's rights, when these are denied by the state

Running outdoor activities and trips that provide respite and support the building of trusting relationships

Promoting healthy coping strategies among children who are in unimaginable living conditions

Providing fun lessons and activities including languages, science, maths… and lots of Lego building!
Athens - Greece
Safe Space and Youth Empowerment

Velos Youth provides a relaxed and welcoming safe place for young people to come during the day. This space offers basic services such as food and showers, and facilitates, through a team of local professionals, access to specialist NGO and state-run services. Caseworkers take a holistic approach to the wellbeing of young people, making internal and external referrals to protection, asylum, accommodation, employment and education services; protecting and advocating for this vulnerable groups rights. To learn more, visit the Velos Youth website :www.velosyouth.org
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Refugee Youth Service welcomes applications from all of those able to give their time to support the work we do.
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Our work on the ground relies on donations, your support goes a long way to keeping young people safe and well
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Refugee Youth Service is a restricted fund under the auspices of Prism the Gift Fund registered charity number 1099682