01
Feb
2019

RefuLingua - Learn Arabic with Refugee Tutors

01/02/2019 - 16/08/2021
From £10
RefuLingua - Learn Arabic with Refugee Tutors
We have now started the pilot phase of our RefuLingua project, which enables refugees in Bristol to take a step towards employment by tutoring people in spoken Arabic. 
08
Jun
2019

Eid Gathering

08/06/2019 5:00 pm -7:30 pm
Free
Eid Gathering

Saturday 8th June, 5-7.30pm - Come and join us for our yearly Eid gathering where we bring together our volunteers and refugee and asylum seeking families we work with to share tea, coffee and cakes together. Due to numbers, this event is invitation only, but if you are interested in attending, please contact karen at

19
Jun
2019

Middle East B.friend training - June

19/06/2019 7:00 pm -9:30 pm
Free
Middle East B.friend training - June

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 evening will go through all the practical guidelines for befriending as well as some cultural and language tips for befriending Arabic speakers here in Bristol. To register your interest, please sign up or email

29
Jun
2019

b.friend Volunteers Training - June/July 2019

29/06/2019 - 04/07/2019
Free Event
b.friend Volunteers Training - June/July 2019

b.friend supports people of all nationalities who are at various points in their asylum process.

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. 

Training dates: Sat 29th June (afternoon) & Thur 4th July (evening) at the Power House on Feeder Road. Both sessions need to be attended to participate in the programme.

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

06
Jul
2019

Beach trip to Exmouth - Saturday

06/07/2019 10:00 am -8:00 pm
By Invitation
Beach trip to Exmouth - Saturday

A trip to Exmouth beach for all the volunteers and refugee and asylum seeking families we work with. There will be 2 separate day trips - one on Saturday 6th July and one on Sunday 7th July - the trips will be identical. Places are limited. If you are interested in this event please contact Karen at

07
Jul
2019

Beach trip to Exmouth - Sunday

07/07/2019 10:00 am -8:00 pm
By Invitation
Beach trip to Exmouth - Sunday

A trip to Exmouth beach for all the volunteers and refugee and asylum seeking families we work with. There will be 2 separate day trips - one on Saturday 6th July and one on Sunday 7th July - the trips will be identical. Places are limited. If you are interested in this event please contact Karen at

12
Oct
2019

Bethlehem Olive Harvest - Oct 12th-20th 2019

12/10/2019 - 20/10/2019
£750 + flights
Bethlehem Olive Harvest - Oct 12th-20th 2019

Visit the Holy Land. Meet the People. Learn from the Peacemakers. 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 2019 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 their 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.