30
Sep
2017

30/09/2017 1:30 pm - 12/10/2017 9:00 pm
The Power House
The Power House
Feeder Rd, Bristol, UK
Free

Befriending asylum seekers and refugees in Bristol

Befriending is... drinking tea, hearing stories of home, building trust, helping with English, exploring Bristol, sharing in leisure activities and getting to know each other with the support of the project. 

Volunteers give 1.5 hours of meeting time weekly and commit to befriending for 1 year. Training and support is provided. 

Dates of our next training: Sat 30th Sept (afternoon), Thur 5th Oct (evening) and Thur 12th Oct (evening). All sessions to be attended to participate

Please email Sam Sayer if you are interested in finding out more - 

01
Oct
2017

01/10/2017 7:00 pm -10:00 pm
The Power House
The Power House
Feeder Rd, Bristol, UK
Free

A training evening for new volunteers with the Syrian Befriend programme. Volunteers will act as befrienders for the new families that are arriving in Bristol under the Vulnerable Persons Relocation Scheme, and will need to commit to meeting weekly / fortnightly. 

We are especially looking for Arabic speakers who are able to help in the first 3 month's after families arrive, and also for male volunteers. 

The date of the training evening is yet to be confirmed, but to register your interest please email

 

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31
Oct
2017

31/10/2017 - 07/11/2017
£750 + flights

Visit the Holy Land. Meet the People. Learn about the issues. Contribute in a practical way.

Working in partnership with the Holy Land Trust in Bethlehem, Bridges is again offering the chance for people from the UK to spend a week in October 2017 helping Palestinian farmers to harvest their olives. This is a great way to build awareness of the challenges that people living in the Holy Land face, and to contribute in a simple but practical way towards an important part of the Palestinian way of life.

Experience climbing to the top of an ancient olive tree to pick the last of the olives, explore some of the sights of the Holy Land, savour some wonderful Middle eastern food, and make new friends as you share this wonderful experience together!

Click 'Details' below for more information and to sign up. 

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