Stories tagged Volunteer
Community sponsorship stories from the point of view of the volunteers.
Life changing conversations can happen while you are walking your dog! Here Alice from Forest Hill & Sydenham Welcome Refugees tells us how she first got involved Community Sponsorship and shares her experiences of getting to know her group and preparing to welcome their family.
Renting your property to a refugee family through Community Sponsorship is one of the most significant ways in which you can contribute to resettlement. Here Jo tells us why she would encourage other landlords to do the same and answers some your key questions.
“It has brought us closer together.”
Iman Khan from Kettering Refugee Assistance tells us about why he got involved in Community Sponsorship and the impact that it's had on his community.
“They push me so I can stand without help”
In 2017, Syrian refugees Hani, Amneh and their two children were welcomed to a new life in Ottery St Mary, Devon, thanks to Abide, a Community Sponsor group in Devon.
A Warm Devon Welcome
Meet some of the Community Sponsorship groups who with the support of Lead Sponsor, The Pickwell Foundation, are welcoming families to Devon. Hear about impact welcoming refugees is having on them and their communities.
In the mediaMore media coverage
September 9th, 2021
Seven Scots have set up a Community Sponsorship group to offer a warm welcome to a refugee family.
June 15th, 2021
We met with one incredible town to learn why they bought a Syrian family their own home.
October 25th, 2020
Basma Hamadeh and her family were welcome to Edinburgh by Scotland’s first Community Sponsorship group.