29
Jan
2018

29/01/2018 7:00 pm -10:00 pm
The Power House
The Power House
Feeder Rd, Bristol, UK
Free
Syrian Befriend Volunteers Training - 29th Jan 2018

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, but everyone is welcome. 

To register your interest, please email  asap

 

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04
Feb
2018

04/02/2018
Easton Community Centre
Easton Community Centre
Kilburn St, Bristol BS5, UK
Free

An opportunity for refugees, asylum seekers and volunteers on our befriending programmes to get together, share food and develop friendships. Due to limited capacity this is an invitation only event. If you are interested in attending this event please email

This event is partly funded by Near Neighbours Common Good Funding.

03
Mar
2018

03/03/2018
Thornbury
Thornbury
Thornbury, UK
Free
Peace Feast in Thornbury

A Peace Feast hosted by Thornbury Baptist Church for asylum seekers and refugees.

Due to limited capacity this is an invitation only event. If you are interested in attending this event please email

 

17
Mar
2018

17/03/2018 1:30 pm - 29/03/2018 9:00 pm
The Power House
The Power House
Feeder Rd, Bristol, UK
Free
b.friend Volunteers Training - March 2018

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 17th Mar (afternoon), Thur 22nd Mar (evening) and Thur 29th Mar (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 - 

18
Mar
2018

18/03/2018 3:00 pm
We The Curious
We The Curious
Bristol BS1 5DB, UK
Free
Social event for refugees and asylum seekers at 'We the Curious'

An opportunity for refugees, asylum seekers and volunteers to have fun exploring the exhibits at 'We the curious'. If you are interested in attending this event please email

22
Apr
2018

22/04/2018
Weston-Super-Mare
Weston-Super-Mare
Weston-super-Mare, UK
Free
Social event for b.friend participants to Weston-Super-Mare

A trip to Weston-Super-Mare for asylum seekers, refugees and volunteers participating in the befriending programmes. A chance to see the sea (hopefully!), visit the pier and explore Weston. 

This trip is invitation only. If you are interested in attending please email

13
May
2018

13/05/2018
The Downs
The Downs
Circular Rd, Bristol BS9, UK
Free
Social event for refugees and asylum seekers - BBQ

An opportunity to gather together to eat and share food, have fun, play games and enjoy being outside! 

If you would like to attend this event please email

15
Oct
2018

15/10/2018 - 22/10/2018
Bethlehem
Bethlehem
Bethlehem
£750 + flights
Bethlehem Olive Harvest - Oct 15th-22nd 2018

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 2018 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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