Get Involved

Thank you for your interest in supporting our organization. With your help, we can change and save the lives of hundreds of people fleeing gender-based violence. All the help we receive is vital to continuing our work.

Send a Christmas Card

Christmas holidays are about family and joy. Unfortunately, not everyone can celebrate together and that’s why at LAWA we work hard to make all the families at our refuges feel like home.

By giving a Christmas card as a gift to someone you love and make a donation, you are supporting us to achieve our goals:

• To provide survivor’s children with gifts on Christmas Eve, to make it a memorable one
• Continue helping towards the sustainability of our life-saving refuges, the two only refuges in the UK and Europe led by and for Latin American women and children fleeing violence
• Helping cover the support of the costs of a counseling session to support our survivors during this painful process

This is an incredible way to join the holidays spirit!

Fill the form below including your contact details as well as the name and address of the person you want to give the Christmas Card to (it can be an email or a home address). Then write the message that you want on the card.

Once completed, click on the save and donate button. You will be redirected to the MyDonate LAWA profile where you can select the amount you want to donate. Then it’s on us… we will send the physical or electronic card to your love one .

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Make a donation

While public funding for shelters is drastically decreasing, violence is not. Due to government cuts, many refuges are facing closure and this threatens lives. Women and children trying to break free from violent partners, child abusers and sex traffickers, have fewer and fewer spaces to go. Migrant women are additionally vulnerable: often destitute, with limited English skills, and don’t know their rights. Around 50% of refuges for ethnic minorities have been forced to close their doors due to lack of resources.

We need your help.

Your monetary donation is vital in supporting victims of domestic violence. You can become a monthly donor by joining our Empowering Fund campaign here. You can also make an individual donation by clicking on this link.


Other ways to donate:

If your company is looking for a charity of the year or ways to engage with the community, please get in touch with our Fundraiser officer at to find a way of working together.

You can direct a cheque to Latin American Women’s Aid
Cheque details:
Latin American Women’s Aid
Account number: 00032020
Charities Aid Foundation Bank

Fundraise for us

If you have experience organising fundraising events and wish to do one on behalf of LAWA, please contact us so we can discuss how we can support you to reach a greater number of people. Our members of staff could attend the event, we have brochures and materials to share information about our work, and we can support you on social media. For more information, contact Angie, our Fundraiser Officer, directly at the following email address

Join our volunteer programme

We are constantly looking for positive and energetic Black and Minority Ethnic women to join our team. We are led by and for women of our community and therefore, our volunteer programme is exclusively for Latin American and other Black and Minority Ethnic women. However, we do not rule out the passion and skills that women from different cultural backgrounds can bring to our organization. If you do not have the profile we are looking for, but you are interested in supporting us, please get in touch with us. We greatly value the contributions of our allies.

We seek skills in different areas for different roles, thus we accept different professional profiles. It is preferable that you speak English and at least one Latin American language – Spanish or Portuguese.

These are some of the areas in which you could support us:

  • Case Work Support
  • Community Engagement
  • Translation and Interpreting
  • Communication & Social Media
  • Counseling
  • Graphic Design
  • Events and Activities

You can download the volunteer application form here and send it to Please keep in mind that we begin a new volunteering cycle every 6 months and that the next date to start will be in July 2019.* Applicants will be contacted during June.

If you’re applying to be a Portuguese speaker Counselor volunteer, we will consider your application right away.

*Please note that due to lack of capacity, we have postponed the next cycle start date from April to July.  


Thank you for your interest in working at LAWA. At the moment we have the following vacancies:

Children Psychotherapist: to find the complete JD click here. Deadline: April 21, 2019.

Spread the word

We would love to keep in touch! You can find us here:

Facebook: Latin American Women’s Aid

Twitter: @LAWALondon

Youtube: LAWA London

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