A training evening for anyone interested in becoming a befriender for the Syrian befriend programme, which supporters refugees who have been recently resettled in Bristol through the Vulnerable Persons Resettlement Scheme (originally only for Syrian families, but now including other nationalities too). A weekly visit from a local volunteer is a great way to help welcome someone to the city and help to make their transition to life here easier!
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.
b.friend supports people of all nationalities, and 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 7th July (afternoon), Thur 13th July (evening) and Thur 19th July (evening) at the Power House on Feeder Road. All sessions to be attended to participate.
Please email Sam Sayer if you are interested in finding out more or would like to attend -