Volunteer

Our work is dependent on volunteers and we love their commitment, experience and energy in welcoming and supporting refugees and asylum seekers. Our volunteers are from a diverse background that includes; professionals, those who have retired, students, refugees and asylum seekers.

Below are our current volunteer opportunities: 

Drop-in volunteers
We have a range of volunteer roles that help our drop-in project on Mondays and Tuesdays. These include:

  • Helping to prepare, service and clean away our weekly community meals

  • Helping to provide information, practical and signposting support

  • Running or assisting our weekly English classes

  • Welcoming and registering new and existing members 

  • Helping to run our art table

If you are interested in being a volunteer at our drop-in please complete an expression of interest form

Volunteer Mentors 
Volunteer Mentors provide one-to-one support to our members as part of our mentoring project. To find out more about the mentoring project, how mentors support our community and the amazing impact this can have for our members click here.

 

We hold information sessions on our mentoring project for interested volunteers to learn more about the project and mentoring role. We provide extensive training over 4 sessions (either evening or weekends) to new mentor volunteers and provide additional training throughout your time as a volunteer. To understand more about the sort of skills needed to be a great mentor download the mentor role description. 

If you are interested in being a mentoring volunteer please complete an expression of interest form. We will then invite you to our next information session. Please note we do not have a regular schedule of recruitment for new mentors, but recruit when more volunteers are needed so we cannot say exactly when we will be in touch but if you fill in the expression of interest we will contact you at our next recruitment round.   

Not seen a role for you?

We are always looking for people to help us to raise vital funds to support our work

Borderlands (South West) Ltd registered charity number 1143313

01179 040479

enquiries@borderlands.uk.com

Borderlands, The Assisi Centre, Lawfords Gate, Bristol BS5 0RE

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