Volunteer

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 would like to register your interest for the next time we are training new volunteers, please leave your details with us using the form below. We will keep your information on record and can get in touch as soon as we have something that you might be interested in! 

 

  • 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 asylum seekers of all nationalities, as well as families who are resettled by the City Council. Training is provided before you would begin the role, please see 'Upcoming Events' for the dates of the next training sessions.
  • Walk With Me: Volunteers give an hour or so each week to walk 1-to-1 outdoors with a refugee or asylum seeker, helping to promote exercise and wellbeing, while building a connection and friendship. We also need a limited number of volunteers to help with occaisional group walks. 

  • Craft Collective: Volunteers help to run the weekly Women's Craft Collective which meets in central Bristol on Saturday afternoons. Some experience of sewing is helpful, but not essential. We will be launching a beginners sewing course as soon as the government guidelines allow. 

  • 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. Please just add a comment in the comments box to let us know about these. 

 

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