ASSIST Sheffield

Challenging asylum destitution


ASSIST is recruiting a new Volunteering Coordinator! (paid role)

13 Mar 2017 ASSIST is Recruiting a Volunteering Coordinator! Job Title: Volunteering Coordinator Responsible for: Volunteering programme at ASSIST Hours: Part-time: 21 hours Some evening and weekend work will be required Salary: _£22,500 to £23,500 pa, pro rata’d to 21 hours _ Leave: 25 days p.a.+ statutory bank holidays, pro rata’d to 21 hours per week

Opportunity for a Website Developer

2 Mar 2017 We are planning a project to redesign and improve this website to make it reflect our branding and work harder for us. If you are a web designer / developer with Drupal skills download our Invitation to tender and read on!

Sheffield University Film Unit choose ASSIST as their Charity of the Year

15 Feb 2017 Sheffield University Film Unit is a professional quality independent cinema located deep within the University of Sheffield Union of Students. They show films all through Freshers’ week, and then every Friday, Saturday & Sunday. We are excited to report that they have chosen ASSIST as their charity of the year and are offering us some free tickets for asylum seekers for each showing. A huge thank you to the Film Unit for supporting us!

Come to the ASSIST Art Workshop

19 Jan 2017 ASSIST now holds regular Art Workshops where asylum seekers and refugees can get together, enjoy a sociable couple of hours, and do some artwork together. Some of the artwork is used to produce the wonderful cards that we sell on the ASSIST stall. The workshops are supported by Carmel Page and are held at: The Christadelphian Hall Cemetery Road Sharrow Sheffield S11 8FP

Invite us to talk to your group, school or organisation

12 Jan 2017 Do you feel that your community group, school, college, congregation or other organisation should hear first-hand about the experience of seeking asylum? Would you like to spread the truth about why asylum seekers in our city become destitute? Would you like to know more about the work ASSIST does to support them? Nothing conveys the reality of life as an asylum seeker as powerfully as hearing the story of someone who has first-hand experience.

'Asylum the basics' training course. Tuesday 24th and 31st January.

12 Jan 2017 ASSIST Sheffield will soon be delivering another ‘Asylum the Basics’ training session. These sessions are excellent for providing background information and awareness for anyone working with those within the asylum system. They are also a valuable opportunity to raise awareness of asylum issues with key personnel.

'TalkingGigs' to raise funds for ASSIST

23 Dec 2016 TalkingGigs is a brand new live experience which gives you the chance to hear top artists from the UK and around the world, in intimate venues, play and talk about their music, instruments, culture, countries … and to ask questions about whatever aspects of the music interest you. Charles Ritchie, who organises TalkingGigs, has decided to use future gigs in the series to raise funds for ASSIST. THANK YOU, CHARLES!

ASSIST are runners-up at the 'Make a Difference Sheffield Awards'

7 Dec 2016 ASSIST were recently nominated in the category “Outstanding Achievement in Involving and Supporting Volunteers” of the Voluntary Action Sheffield ‘Make a Difference Sheffield Awards’. I’m proud to report that we were Runners Up in our category. The winners were “Volunteer Libraries Sheffield”>

A Volunteer's perspective : Welfare payments and bus passes

17 Nov 2016 The majority of direct Welfare payments and Bus Passes are provided by ASSIST on Wednesdays and the remainder are provided by the Friday Team. There is a one and a half hour slot for clients to receive their payments and passes.

ASSIST features on Sheffield Live Radio

10 Nov 2016 On 19 October ASSIST featured on Communities Live! on Sheffield Live Radio. To listen to the interview with our volunteers Amala Anyika and Maria Devine go the podcast online Alternatively, you can download an mp3 file using the link below. The interview with Amala and Maria starts around 31 minutes into the broadcast.