Welcome to Constantine and congratulations on getting into York!

We are your  Volunteering and RAG [Raising and Giving] officers for the Autumn term, you will see us the most during fresher’s week but we will be running small events on campus during Autumn within the college.

As your Volunteering and RAG officers will strive to provide the very best volunteering opportunities for you in association with the college. These opportunities will not only look brilliant upon your CV but will be such worthwhile and enjoyable experiences for you as a volunteer.

RAG events run all year around and are extremely worthwhile ways to raise money for an incredible cause but also give you the ability to socialize within a positive and generous community within your college.

Constantine’s chosen charity is RAY (Refugee Action York) , not to be confused with RAG, its aims to ‘challenge the myths and misconceptions about refugees and asylum seekers.’ This is an extremely relevant charity to support within our current environment and very rewarding to work with.


We look forward to meeting you all in September,




P.S Welcome Home

Francesca Wilson
Raising and Giving Officer

Raising and Giving

Raising and Giving (RAG) is a University wide campaign that Constantine is proud to be a part of! Throughout the year, YUSU and the college offers opportunities to volunteer and get involved with charity fundraising.  Getting involved gives much needed support to charities, the community spirit of the university and college as well as looking great on your CV!

York RAG week is running during week 6 of Winter Term, so keep an eye out for events and activities during this week.

Constantine’s College Charity – Refugee Action York

Constantine currently support Refugee Action York (RAY).  RAY aims to challenge the myths and misconceptions about refugees and asylum seekers.  They also work hard to provide support services for refugees in York.

Want to find out more?  Visit:

RAY Volunteering Opportunities

There are three ways in which you can get involved!  If you are interested in any or all of the opportunities just email: constantine-help@york.ac.uk

  • Students For Asylum (SFA)

The SFA was founded and is run by Constantine students in partnership with RAY.  The group runs workshops and assemblies in local primary and secondary schools to raise awareness of the refugee crisis and are always looking for volunteers to help with this.

For more information visit: https://www.facebook.com/Students-For-Asylum-225519344691048/

  • RAY Hub

The ‘Hub’ provides a multitude of support services to refugee and asylum seeker families.  At the ‘Hub’ you can supporting English language classes, children’s activity clubs, hold one-to-one mentoring sessions and much more.  It runs every Sunday during School term time and you can volunteer at the centre anywhere from once a month to every week.

  • Fundraising

RAY is always in need of funds to support their important work.  So look out for College fundraising events to support. Or why not run a fundraising event yourself?  The CSA and your College Tutors can support you with this – so just get in touch!