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How to help

Across the world, academics, and often their families too, face terrible risks. To help them get to safety, we rely on our partners in universities and similar institutions to offer places, and wide-ranging support. We also need the help of individuals who can contribute expertise and advice. And of course, we need funds - the more we have, the more people we can help. So there are many ways you can get involved.

Universities and other institutions help by providing places with fee waivers and other support for academics who have been forced to flee their homes as a result of persecution, violence or conflict. Individual members of university communities can work with our Fellowship Programme to help Cara Fellows and their families to settle into their new, temporary, homes, contributing their time, energy and expertise. There are many opportunities to support our Syria Programme too, by getting involved as a volunteer tutor, or mentor, or in other roles. There are also opportunities for volunteers to work in our office, to gain valuable experience of working for a charity. 

And, of course, anyone can help by making a donation, large or small - just click on the button below to make a donation online or, if you prefer to send a cheque, please click here for a postal donations form.

  • Donate

    Please donate to support our work, which saves and transforms lives. We are grateful for all donations, large or small.

  • Volunteer

    Without the involvement of willing volunteers, Cara might not exist today Cara is always happy to hear from volunteers who want to support our work.

  • University & Partner Support

    Many of our university partners are already doing a lot to help us in our work. We want to deepen these existing relationships; and are actively looking for new partners too.