City of Sanctuary is a movement to build a culture of welcome and hospitality for refugees and asylum-seekers. In 2007, with the support of the City Council, Sheffield became the UK’s first ‘City of Sanctuary’ for asylum-seekers and refugees—a city that takes pride in the welcome it offers to people in need of safety.

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The Sanctuary

The Sanctuary is our new city centre premises in Chapel Walk, where asylum seekers and refugees can come for support, advice or just to relax, feel safe, use a computer and have a hot drink. It's also a place where Sheffielders can come and meet people from other countries, and/or help with English conversation or other kinds of support.
The Sanctuary is open 10am-4pm Monday to Thursday, and can be booked for meetings and events.

Could you help to lead City of Sanctuary Sheffield?

Sheffield is the birthplace of the City of Sanctuary movement, which is building a culture of welcome for refugees and asylum-seekers in the UK. We are looking for new trustees to help lead City of Sanctuary Sheffield in exciting times - developing our new city-centre social space, building our volunteer team and extending our outreach work in local schools and communities. This is a vital and rewarding voluntary role, working alongside people of many different cultures, faiths and backgrounds from all over the world. If you are committed to welcoming people in need of safety, and have skills and experience in organisation governance, media and PR, fundraising, human resources or financial management, we would love to hear from you. We would like to recruit people with diverse life experiences and from different communities. Those with experience of the asylum system are especially welcome to apply. For more information about the role, please contact:  [email protected] 

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