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Could you host a refugee, migrant or asylum seeker in your home?

Support volunteers needed for Sanctuary Hosting

Sanctuary Hosting matches homeless asylum seekers, refugees and vulnerable migrants to people with spare rooms who are prepared to have someone to stay with them rent free, for a predefined period of time, whilst the individual is receiving support to explore routes out of destitution.

A Host is someone who generously accommodates a refugee, migrant or asylum seeker in their own home. This is usually in a spare room.

It is up to the host to decide how long they are willing to accommodate someone. This could be for just a few days – or considerably longer. You can always decide to extend the period of time you are offering if things are going really well, but we recommend always making it clear when the arrangement is due to end.

We aim to be as flexible as possible. You can decide your own living arrangements with your guest, including whether or not they can have a key and if they can be home during the day alone or should be out of the house during certain hours. If you go on holiday or ever need a break, we can try to arrange another host to cover for you (but please give as much notice as possible). If you need your room back suddenly, Sanctuary Hosting will work to find an alternative host/room for the guest as quickly as possible.

Organisation
Contact person firstname
Sarah Wahby,
Lastname
Mobile?
07818 555 986
Contact instructions?
Mon-Fri, 9-5pm

Location description
Reading / Berkshire-wide
Wheelchair accessible?
No
Car parking for the volunteer?
No
Secure bicycle parking?
No
Near public transport?
No
How much time?
A few hours a week
What times and days of the week?
Mon AMMon PMMon EVETue AMTue PMTue EVEWed AMWed PMWed EVEThu AMThu PMThu EVEFri AMFri PMFri EVESat AMSat PMSat EVESun AMSun PMSun EVE
Availability required
Any of these times
Additional timing details
Hosts decide how long they can host a guest.
Task type?
Support
Will suit someone like this:
Good sense of humourSociablePatientSupportiveEmotionally robust
Post suitable for supported volunteering?
Not specified
Is training given?
Yes
Training description
Induction
Is support given?
Yes
Description of support
From Staff and experienced volunteers
Are expenses paid?
Yes
Description of expenses
Travel and other volunteering related costs
Will I need my own transportation?
No
Will the volunteer be CRB or DBS checked?
Yes
Are references required?
Yes
Will there be an interview?
Yes
Are they properly insured?
Yes
Minimum age
18
Do they need a specific gender?
No
How many volunteers needed?
10
Opportunity added on
31 October 2017

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