Sanctuary Hosting is a registered UK charity that provides shelter to homeless vulnerable migrants, refugees and asylum seekers, many of whom are destitute and have escaped torture. We work across the Thames Valley to match guests to generous people who have a spare room to accommodate them temporarily, until long-term housing options become available.
We can offer volunteer opportunities to become a support worker, in order to support Sanctuary Hosting’s guests and hosts. Volunteer support workers provide practical support to individuals who are accommodated within the hosting scheme, or their hosts, serving as a main contact. During the placement, the support worker makes regular contact with the guest, reviews with them how things are going and provides feedback to Sanctuary Hosting.
Host support workers provide vital support to the people who welcome guests into their homes. They are the main contact point for hosts and are essential in maintaining good links and communication between a host and Sanctuary Hosting.
Guest support workers often get involved in very practical ways – for example, helping the guest to register with a GP, join the library, or find English lessons.
If you are interested in being a support worker, or have any skills that you would like to share, please get in touch at firstname.lastname@example.org to find out our current requirements.
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