There are 3 ways to support our Community Sponsorship project and help bring a refugee family to Ripon:
1 – JOIN
Our steering committee offers a wide range of roles: see Section 1 below.
2 – HELP
Volunteering might mean decorating, finding an allotment… anything!
3 – GIVE
We must raise a minimum sum before we can bring a family here.
1 – Join the steering group
Let us know if any of these roles has your name all over it! Aside from the ESOL role, we’re not necessarily looking for experience; we firmly believe that anyone can learn anything. (* means ‘position filled’.)
Keeping an eye on funding and costs*
Not to do it all, but to plan and inspire!
Language is the key that unlocks life
Identifying a rental property
2 – Help by volunteering
We’ll need additional support on most of the above roles, but the commitment won’t be as long-term. So you might be asked to give a family a lift, source a microwave or book a venue. In addition, you might enjoy:
Helping the family practise
Getting out and about for fun
From storing a sofa to minor repairs
Helping them get what they need
2 – Give to bring the family here
The Home Office requires every Community Sponsorship group to raise £9,000 to cover a set of essential resettlement costs.
Donate a one-off sum
Donate monthly for 1 or 2 years