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.

Our next training course takes place in June 2024. If you would like more information and to sign up, please follow this link


Restore training courses

The next training course for befrienders will take place in summer 2024. The dates are to be confirmed.

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


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