Reach In: for Refugees

Reach In aims to develop closer relationships between housing providers and refugee communities by facilitating and supporting volunteer work placements for refugees in a housing provider and other housing sector organisations.

*Please note the application deadline for the final phase of recruitment has now passed and we are no longer accepting candidates.  The below information is now only available for reference purposes.*

These webpages are designed to give refugees based in London, Manchester, Birmingham, Leeds, Liverpool and Newcastle all the required information about the Reach In programme and how to apply for a volunteer placement position.

What can the HACT Reach In programme offer you?

There are currently a number of refugee work placement programmes in the UK.  Find out how Reach In will support your specific requirements.

Click here to read more about the programme.

Who is eligible to apply?

The Reach In project is currently only available to a certain criteria of refugees. 

Click here to find out if you are eligible.


Download the application form

If you are eligible to apply, here you can find out how to submit an application for our consideration.

Click here for further information about applying.

Frequently asked questions

Here we have collated some questions that we have recieved from past particpants.  If you have a query after reading through the above sections, it will hopefully be addressed here. 

Click here to see the frequently asked questions.



“At St Vincent’s HA, for the first time since I’ve been in the UK, I feel useful and my mind is back. I have somewhere to put my energies. I feel welcome.”


Reach In volunteer (wave 1)
St Vincent’s HA, Reach In partner

Find out more about past Reach In particpants.  Click here to view some case studies.