Why not become a ‘befriender’ with RESTORE?

… and help those who are fleeing persecution and seeking sanctuary?Restore Logo

Please join RESTORE, a project of Birmingham Churches Together supporting refugees and people seeking sanctuary, for three information and training sessions for those interested in asylum issues or in training to become befrienders of refugees and those seeking sanctuary

Jeremy Thompson, Befriending Coordinator at RESTORE said:  “Demand for our services increases and we would love to recruit new volunteers to become befrienders.  The commitment for volunteers is to meet a refugee or asylum seeker once every two weeks to offer welcome and friendship.

“When we compared the number of new referrals to Restore in 2013 with the figures from 2011 we calculated that there has been a 64% increase in number of new referrals of refugees and asylum seekers. One-to one befriending is a key way of providing welcome and support to our client group. We are eager to find new volunteers who can join our committed, compassionate team of befrienders so that we can offer that service to more people.

“We are preparing for a training course for new volunteers on Monday evenings in February/March.”Jeremy Thompson

24th February, 3rd and 17th March 2014
7.30 – 9.30pm at
St George’s Community Hub, Great Hampton Row, Newtown, B19 3JG

For more information download the pdf about the 2014 Spring Course or email Jeremy Thompson. Jeremy is one of St John’s Living Stones.

23rd Jan 2014 Posted in: News by Stella Jennings 0

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