Volunteers from all walks of life are welcome to come and work with us. All that you need are a few hours spare time, a willingness to work together in a team and a passion to make a real difference in the lives of people who have left the country of their birth often in traumatic circumstances. An ability to speak other languages is a real bonus, especially Arabic.
We are particularly looking for volunteers with some legal knowledge who can help our friends to follow up on their cases.
Our volunteers take part in a wide variety of enjoyable activities, which include collecting and sorting donations, assisting people with shopping, being a friendly and welcoming presence at the drop in, listening, supporting people to attend interviews and other appointments, supporting craft sessions, caring for children in the creche, liasing with other supportive agencies, fundraising and promoting the aims and objectives of Sanctus.
Behind the scenes
We rely on a whole network of supportive people, who may not have time to give during the week, but support us other invaluable ways. Some people set up a collection point in their place of work or church, and they encourage their friends and colleagues to donate nappies, toiletries, food and other essential items. They talk about our work to others who may be able to help, they tell our stories and 'gossip the good news' Some people arrange fundraising initiatives. However small or large the contribution, it is greatly appreciated.