Your spare room could change someone’s life!
At any one time we support between 50 to100 people in Sheffield who have had their intitial asylum application turned down. They aren’t entitled to government funded support or accommodation, and aren’t allowed to work.
Our community of ASSIST hosts help keep people seeking asylum safe and off the streets. In offering a spare room, our hosts make a practical difference, providing solidarity and support when it is most needed.
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.