Swansea City of Sanctuary

"building a culture of hospitality and welcome"


City of Sanctuary is a national movement of local people, community groups, businesses and institutions united in a common wish to turn their city into a welcoming place for people seeking sanctuary from war or persecution. Swansea has offered a home to people who have lost their homes and families and we wish to celebrate the welcoming attitudes of Swansea people and organizations. Volunteer Opportunities* Welcome to Swansea Mentors is a project which aims to provide a warm welcome to asylum seekers and refugees (participants) when they first arrive in Swansea Sanctuary Speakers: to deliver awareness-raising sessions at various venues Translators: Supporting people to access services *All our volunteers are offered induction training, regular supervisions and support, travel expenses and references after you have completed 30 hours of volunteering.

City of Sanctuary is a national movement of local people, community groups, businesses and institutions united in a common wish to turn their city into a welcoming place for people seeking sanctuary from war or persecution. Swansea has offered a home to people who have lost their homes and families and we wish to celebrate the welcoming attitudes of Swansea people and organizations.

Volunteer Opportunities*

  • Welcome to Swansea Mentors is a project which aims to provide a warm welcome to asylum seekers and refugees (participants) when they first arrive in Swansea
  • Sanctuary Speakers: to deliver awareness-raising sessions at various venues
  • Translators: Supporting people to access services

*All our volunteers are offered induction training, regular supervisions and support, travel expenses and references after you have completed 30 hours of volunteering.