Leeds City of Sanctuary is part of a national movement to build a culture of welcome for people seeking sanctuary in the UK.
In Leeds, we are proud to extend the welcome of our city to people who come here seeking safety. We are committed to making our city a haven for anyone who needs its protection.
With City of Sanctuary, we want to create a network of people and organisations right across the city, united in making our city more welcoming, open and fair for all.
New 2020 dates for Volunteer Information sessions!
Would you like to volunteer with refugees in Leeds but you’re not sure how? Do you need someone to explain what opportunities are out there and help you to decide which volunteering role might suit your skill-set, availability and interests?
Do you want to volunteer with refugees in Leeds? Find out how at our Volunteer Information Sessions (NEW dates announced!)
Would you like to volunteer with refugees in Leeds but you're not sure how? Do you need someone to explain what opportunities are out there and help you to decide which volunteering role might suit your skill-set, availability and interests?
Volunteering Fair for Asylum Seekers and Refugees 10th September 2018
Leeds 2018 Volunteering Fair for Asylum Seekers and Refugees
2018 WYDAN Night Shelter
The middle of January this year saw some very wintery weather, with rain, wind and sleet seeming to take it turns. And this was the week that we in Newman parish had offered to help with providing a night shelter…
We are recruiting a facilitator for our Sanctuary Suppers project!
Leeds City of Sanctuary are recruiting a Facilitator for our Sanctuary Suppers project.
Leeds Refugee Week 17th – 24th June 2018
Refugee Week is an umbrella festival, with events held by a wide range of arts, voluntary, faith and refugee community organisations, schools, student groups and more. Past events have included arts festivals, exhibitions, film screenings, theatre and dance performances, concerts,…
Volunteer and help refugees in Leeds in 2018 – find out how.
Leeds City of Sanctuary facilitate Volunteer Informations Sessions every month.
Theatre of Sanctuary: Refugee Week Events at the West Yorkshire Playhouse
The West Yorkshire Playhouse, the first Theatre of Sanctuary in the UK, is putting on an incredible programme of events for this year's Refugee Week- including performance, discussion and celebration.
Refugee Week 19th-25th June 2017
Refugee Week is an annual event celebrating the contribution of refugees to the UK and encouraging people to take a more positive look at asylum and finding sanctuary.
Volunteer Xmas Party- all welcome!
Come and join us on the 15th December 4-6pm at Ebor Court (LS1 4LX) where we will be throwing a party for all our fantastic volunteers who work so hard to spread a culture of welcome across the city, in…
Hidden Talents programme in the Guardian newspaper
We were very proud to see our very own volunteer, Aster, in the Guardian newspaper recently.
Beyond Borders networking event at West Yorkshire Playhouse
West Yorkshire Playhouse and Platforma invite you to a networking event exploring theatre, dance, refugees and migration. It will be a chance to hear from a variety of theatre companies, writers and performers and to learn about West Yorkshire Playhouse’s…