Quotes from the Modern Day Slavery and Awareness Raising Session with asylum seekers and refugees attending FODI’s services in Sunderland

Quotes from Our Volunteers

“I absolutely love volunteering with ICOS. Your staff are fabulous, so friendly, approachable, and clear with instructions at volunteering events. I always look forward to helping out and also attending socials and trips. I’ve made many new friends from different cultures and backgrounds, and I have been able to try lots of beautiful food that I otherwise wouldn’t have got the opportunity to try (you always look after your volunteers and keep up well fed, haha). I am proud to be a volunteer for ICOS, I love how you are inclusive to EVERYONE, I love everything you stand for and how you help instil a sense of community in us and bring us all together, and I hope you all realise just what an outstanding contribution you all make to our community. ICOS helps to make Sunderland a better place to live for all of us. You guys are amazing!!!”

” I just want to appreciate the top senior management for their managerial leadership skills and sharing knowledge to the entire team for the benefit of an effective and efficient team management and it’s sustainability to meet the organisational goals . A big thanks also to the entire team of ICOS for the strength and energy dedicated to this course and I also want to encourage every member of the team to stay committed to leaving a mark not only in the hearts of mankind but also its surroundings which defines the purpose of ICOS.”

” All experiences brought a different knowledge for me and each has a meaningful impact in my life now. One of the experiences I will never forget is the Christmas event which brought together people with different races , values , beliefs or cultures . Significant 1.It created job opportunities for people 2.It promotes love and unity among different ethnic groups . 3. It created an avenue for learning different cultural values, norms and beliefs . 4 it’s a clear definition of passion for service , which can be seen in the behaviour of the entire team.”

Newcastle Building Society (employability)