Your spare room could change someone’s life!
We’re currently supporting around 100 asylum seekers in Sheffield who aren’t entitled to government funded support or accommodation, and aren’t allowed to work because their asylum claim has been turned down.
Our community of ASSIST hosts help keep these people safe and off the streets. In offering a spare room, our hosts make an instrumental difference to asylum seekers’ lives, offering friendship and support to people who truly need it.
We've loved hosting and every single one of our guests has brought something interesting and new into our lives." Emma and Matt, ASSIST hosts. (Read their story here)
How it works
We are always looking for ASSIST hosts who can offer some space to our clients for a weekend, a few weeks or a few months. We’ll pair you with a dedicated member of the ASSIST hosting support team, who will be there for advice and help if and when you need it.
As well as ongoing support, we offer:
- A thorough induction into your new volunteer role
- Access to training opportunities, for example ASSIST’s ‘Asylum the Basics’ training
- A small financial contribution to help cover expenses, if needed
- Opportunities to meet other hosts at social events held by ASSIST
To find out more about hosting, please contact us.