Getting involved at Bridges

Our programmes rely on our amazing team of volunteers, who give their time and their energy to make a difference and build bridges where they live.

If you are interested in volunteering in any of the following areas, we would love to hear from you! Please use the form at the bottom of the page to indicate your area of interest.

  • b.friend: Volunteers give an hour or so every week to spend time with and welcome an asylum seeker or refugee who is isolated in Bristol and is referred by another agency. This project works with people from all nationalities, many of whom are still in the process of seeking asylum. 2 training sessions are provided before you would begin the role, please see 'Upcoming Events' for the dates of the next training sessions.

  • Middle East b.friend: Volunteers give an hour or so every week to help welcome a refugee from the Middle East and North Africa, who has been recently resettled by Bristol City Council. Volunteers help to show them around town, practice English, and begin their new life in the city. Please see 'Upcoming Events' for the dates of the next training sessions. 

  • Bristol Welcome Events: Volunteers help us to organise and facilitate monthly social events and day-trips for refugees and asylum seekers.

  • Craft Collective: Volunteers help to run the weekly Women's Craft Collective which meets at St Stephens Church in central Bristol on Saturday afternoons. Some experience of sewing is helpful, but not essential.

  • Local events such as Peace Feasts & Sharing Festivals events: Volunteers help to organise events that bring people together from different backgrounds. These monthly take place roughly monthly, and volunteering can involve stewarding, serving food, preparing the venue etc.

  • Other areas where you may have skills or experience, including photography, graphic design, copywriting etc.