Get involved

Volunteer as a befriender

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 currently take place 3 times a year. Volunteers are also required to provide two referees, undergo a DBS check and a short informal interview.

To find out more about what befriending is all about, click here.

If you would like to receive details of our next training course, email us, or for more information about our next training course, which will take place in the summer.


Restore training courses

The next training course for befrienders will take place on Tuesdays 3, 10 and 17 October 2023 in person from 7.15 pm at The Rep.  Email us for more information.

Keep an eye on our social media for the dates of future training courses (Facebook, Instagram and Twitter).


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