Community Sponsorship is a unique opportunity for you to make a practical contribution.
What is involved?
Community Sponsorship is a unique opportunity for you to make a practical contribution to a refugee family as they rebuild their lives in a new country. Volunteers work together in a group to welcome families and provide practical support to access services, learn English and adapt to a new culture.
How we support you
Welcoming a refugee family is a significant commitment and the application process is rigorous. Reset is here to help you every step of the way. From answering your initial questions when you’re first thinking about Community Sponsorship right through to supporting you as you welcome a refugee family to your community.
Stories from volunteers
“I think there’s a lot of good in people and Community Sponsorship is a real opportunity to bring it out.”
Former head teacher Ellie Stacey is one of our pioneering Community Sponsors, having played a key role in building groups in Bude and Falmouth. Here Ellie tells us how volunteering helped her embrace retirement - and how inspired she feels by the power and potential of Community Sponsorship.
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.
Sam, a refugee from Syria, arrived in the UK in 2017 through the Community Sponsorship scheme. In this blog he shares his Community Sponsorship story – from being welcomed to the UK to preparing to welcome a new family as a volunteer himself.