b.friend

The b.friend project provides asylum seekers and refugees with one-to-one support. We match a volunteer with an asylum seeker or refugee for a period of up to one year, and equip them with the tools and support they need to meet regularly for companionship and support.

Befriending is listening, drinking tea, laughing, being compassionate, hearing difficult stories, showing empathy, visiting a museum or art gallery, being committed, going for a walk together, learning from another culture… and it can have a profound impact on both the volunteer and the person they meet with!

To find out more about befriending, or to sign up as a volunteer, please click the button below.

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b.friend Craft Collective

Are you creative, friendly & enthusiastic about sewing? You are invited to be part of the b.friend Craft Collective!

Join 8 asylum seeking women & fellow volunteers in central Bristol to help make beautiful things for the collective to sell! The collective meets on Saturday afternoons from 2pm to 4.30pm at Hamilton House on Stokes Croft - volunteers are expected to commit to a min. of 2 Saturdays per month.

For more information, or to register your interest in joining the b.friend craft collective, please contact us using the button below

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Middle East b.friend

Alongside our regular b.friend programme, 'Middle East b.friend' is a specific project which provides a warm welcome to families who are being resettled in Bristol through the Vulnerable Person's Resettlement Scheme (VPRS) and Vulnerable Children's Resettlement Scheme (VCRS). Our volunteer befrienders give up a little bit of their time each week to meet with them, providing a warm welcome, a listening ear, support with learning English, and help with getting around the city. We provide our volunteers with training and with ongoing support in order to fulfil this invaluable role. To volunteer as a befriender for resettled families in Bristol, or to find out more, please click the button below.

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