Support within everyone’s reach

There are many ways to support Le Refuge Bruxelles. From financial or material donations to volunteering, all the way to partnerships and simple sharing of information, everyone can make a contribution at their own level, with their own means and resources. Explore below the different ways to support us and choose your angle of support:

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The needs of the young people we welcome are manifold.
Help us to keep the association alive by making a financial or material donation.

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Become a volunteer

Do you have some time and energy to invest in our cause? Make your contribution by joining our team of volunteers!

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Make a donation

Make a financial donation

For financial donations, you can transfer to our account the amount of money you think is reasonable to support our actions. These donations can be made in standing orders of 5, 10, 15, 20 € (or more) per month.

You can send your donations to the following bank address, with the mention “Support Le Refuge Bruxelles” in free communication:

BE 35 7360 5387 1137

For any questions about donations, please feel free to contact us. A huge thanks for your support!

Make a material donation

Material donations can be very varied and can take the form of school supplies, furniture, kitchen equipment, hygiene and beauty products, clothing, entertainment, etc.

Le Refuge Bruxelles has an internal “shop” run by our volunteers where the young people we welcome can come and collect supplies according to their needs.

If you would like to make a material donation to Le Refuge, please contact us via info@refugeopvanghuis.be to discuss the modalities of reception.

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Become a volunteer

The role of volunteer

Do you share the values promoted by our project and would you like to give a little of yourself to it? Becoming a volunteer at Le Refuge Bruxelles means becoming part of a team of volunteers of all ages and backgrounds who devote time and resources to the accomplishment of the various missions around which our action is based.

The time commitment depends on your availability: some volunteers choose to be involved every week, while others prefer to participate on an ad hoc basis. The only time constraint: every second Thursday of the month, we organise a volunteer meeting, either face-to-face or online, to take stock of the situation, discuss upcoming events, propose new projects and get to know newcomers. These meetings are also an ideal opportunity to strengthen the bonds of the team.

When it comes to activities, the possibilities are many and varied! You can either put one of your specialities or passions at the service of the young people we support (psychological support, social or legal assistance, cooking or language courses, artistic or leisure activities, sports coaching, etc.) or simply respond to the shelter’s occasional needs, depending on the requests of the young people, on future events or on current projects (organisation of events, cultural excursions, participation in awareness-raising actions/events, management of the shop, etc.). The mere presence of volunteers helps beneficiaries to feel surrounded and supported. Your contribution will therefore make the association richer!

Procedure

If you are interested in becoming a volunteer at Le Refuge, here are the steps to follow:

1. Get acquainted with the mission of Le Refuge Bruxelles by reading the information about us on our website and our social networks;

2. Start thinking about how you want to get involved with Le Refuge: How much time do you have? What do you want to contribute? Do you have any particular ideas/activities/talents/resources you would like to bring?

3. Contact Marie-Laure, the volunteer coordinator, via benevoles@refugeopvanghuis.be to let her know that you would like to join the volunteer team;

4. If your application is accepted, you will be invited to the next information session with other volunteer candidates;

5. After this session, if your application is successful, you will sign a volunteer contract and join the volunteer team!

If you have any questions about volunteering, please contact Marie-Laure, the volunteer coordinator, via benevoles@refugeopvanghuis.be.