Restore is known primarily as a befriending project. Trained volunteers meet with a refugee or asylum seeker about once a fortnight to offer the opportunity to share together, develop English language skills, explain British systems and culture, visit places of interest and signpost to other services. Many of those with whom we work can build relationships with others from their own background, but befriending is a bridge into the wider community.
We ask those interested in befriending to attend our information and training sessions, which usually take place 4 times a year. Volunteers are also required to provide two referees, undergo a DBS check (formerly CRB police check) and a short informal interview.
For more information about befriending, mentoring or to book a place on our next volunteer training course, please contact Jeremy Thompson, Restore’s Befriending Coordinator on firstname.lastname@example.org
We will be running our next training course for new befrienders in autumn 2017. Details of dates, times and venue will be posted when they have been finalised.
Restore training courses
Our next training course will be held in autumn 2017.