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Volunteers Who Support and Work Alongside Refugees

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We all recognize that 2015 became a landmark year for refugees, with unprecedented levels of migration unknown since the civil disruption of World War II. In this issue of Along the Web, writer Arnie Wickens explores how specific volunteer services around Europe responded to this humanitarian crisis. He also reviews what happens when other continents face an influx of refugees fleeing from natural or man-made disasters or persecution of some kind, and highlights how local volunteer programmes and initiatives often respond.