VOLUNTEERS are being sought to help with an interactive exhibition that brings visitors face-to-face with the experiences of asylum seekers.

From February 26 to March 8, Carlisle College will be hosting Escape to Safety.

The project has been created by Penrith & Eden Refugee Network, Carlisle Refugee Action Group, Global Link and the college itself.

It involves a powerful combination of a reconstructed journey with audio, some short films, VR, conversations with the students and thought-provoking introductory and follow-up exercises. 

The initiative is tailored to fit into various school curriculums and post-16 studies, and is open to all college students, local schools, and the wider community.

Volunteers are being sought to help run the exhibition each day, and full training will be provided.

The organisers have also stated that there are various dates and times available for potential volunteers.

Those who are interested are urged to register their interest by filling out a form which is available online.

To find out more, visit www.penrithandedenrefugeenetwork.org/escape-to-safety