ITS  exists to make Ipswich a welcoming and inclusive place to live for Refugees and Asylum Seekers. We can only achieve this with your support.

To help volunteer, please email us on: [email protected]

One the most important things to do is to help raise awareness of the needs of sanctuary seekers and of the contribution that they make to our community. Here are some ideas of things you can do:

  • Pass a resolution of support for Ipswich Town of Sanctuary
  • Display one of our “We Welcome Refugees” signs outside your building or office
  • Invite a Refugee to speak to your community about their experiences
  • Publicise City of Sanctuary, Refugee Week and other refugee events within your community
  • Publicise opportunities for voluntary work with refugee organisations
  • Invite refugee groups to your community social events
  • Offer befriending or advocacy to people seeking sanctuary in your area
  • Offer meeting or worship space to a refugee community group
  • Raise funds for a local refugee charity
  • Provide short or longer-term accommodation to people who are homeless because they have been refused sanctuary, by offering a spare room
  • Offer volunteer placements for suitably skilled Refugees within your organisation
  • Consider appointing Refugees to positions of responsibility in your community