Interested in volunteering?
- help with events (catering, set-up, transport, publicity, etc)
- offer serious volunteering opportunities to local refugees/asylum-seekers
- offer creative ideas for promoting and helping to achieve our objectives.
The Syrian families in Ripon are encouraged to be as independent as possible, so there isn’t always a lot to be done directly with them. However, helping with events will often bring you into contact with the families anyway!
Could you host a refugee in your home for a period?
This can be a very fulfilling and mutually rewarding thing to do (there is direct experience of this within Ripon City of Sanctuary, so please get in touch if you have any questions). The following organisations can carefully match you with person/s who might be right for your household – and vice versa:
Could you fundraise or donate?
Our funds tend to be spent on activities which promote our objectives (such as printed materials) or providing direct support to refugees (for example, covering the costs of a trip or social). If you would like to support us, please contact us or you can make a donation/pay in funds raised to our account with Skipton Building Society, either at a bank or online:
Sort code – 20-78-42
Account number – 70798924 (this is Skipton Building Society’s account number)
Reference – 985827820 (it’s essential to quote this – it’s our account within Skipton Building Society)
Can you give or collect clothing?
We collect good-quality adults’ and children’s clothing to go to centres in Hull and Wakefield, where they are much in demand. If you have clothes to donate, or could collect for us, or could even help with transport, please get in touch.