B.Friend

27
Jan
2020

Middle East Befriending Training - January 2020

27/01/2020 7:00 pm -9:30 pm
Free
Middle East Befriending Training - January 2020

Do you have a couple of hours a week to give to befriend a refugee family or individual who has recently arrived from the Middle East to Bristol? Could you give them a warm welcome to our city, help them get to know their local community, and support them in learning English? (And maybe learn some Arabic along the way?) This training and information session will go through all the practical guidelines for befriending as well as some cultural and language tips for befriending Arabic speakers here in Bristol.

Monday 27th Januray, 7-9.30pm, at The Power House, 88 Feeder Road, St Phillips, BS2 0TH

To register your interest, please email

We are no longer accepting registration for this event

01
Apr
2020

Middle East Befriending training - April

01/04/2020 7:00 pm -9:30 pm
Free
Middle East Befriending training - April

Do you have a couple of hours a week to give to befriend a refugee family or individual who has recently arrived from the Middle East to Bristol? Could you give them a warm welcome to our city, help them get to know their local community, and support them in learning English? (And maybe learn some Arabic along the way?) This training and information session will go through all the practical guidelines for befriending as well as some cultural and language tips for befriending Arabic speakers here in Bristol.

We are still in need of befrienders to support with English learning virtually, and helping refugee families get to know local people.

Wednesday 1st April, 7-9.30pm. This session will be delivered online via 'Zoom' so please email me directly to receive an invite to attend. 

 

27
May
2020

Online Training for b.friend Volunteers

27/05/2020 7:00 pm -9:00 pm
Free
Online Training for b.friend Volunteers

Could you help to support a refugee or asylum seeker during the Covid-19 lockdown? Do you have time to make a regular phone call that could help someone to feel less isolated? 

b.friend supports people of all nationalities who are at various points in their asylum process. We are looking for new volunteers who are able to provide support and companionship over the phone. Once the lockdown has finished, befriending may return to it's normal format... drinking tea together, 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. Training and support is provided. 

Online training dates: Weds 20th & 27th May (7-9pm) on Zoom. Both sessions need to be attended to participate in the programme.

Please email Sam Sayer asap if you are interested in finding out more or would like to attend - 

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