Birch Volunteer Training – 2nd September 2017

Volunteer Training

Offering hospitality and friendship to those  seeking sanctuary

2nd September, 10-3.30pm,

Birmingham Central Baptist Church Hall, 35 Ellen St, B18 7LF

We are a volunteer led, local charity working to welcome vulnerable refugees and undocumented migrants to Birmingham. We are running training for new volunteers to join us in the following roles:

Family Befrienders

The Family Befriending Project matches vulnerable young refugees aged 16-25 who have come to the UK without their families with volunteer families. Family befrienders offer a regular (weekly or fortnightly) meal within the family home to a young refugee wanting a taste of family life. Our volunteer families come in all shapes and sizes, from single people to multi-generational families.

Contact David, 07708 339 362, for more information on befriending

Community Hosts

Community hosts offer to share their homes with an individual experiencing destitution, normally due to difficulties within the asylum process. Stays are usually from two weeks to a year, depending on the time set by the volunteer.

Contact Sarah, 07912 482 336 for more information on hosting

Please do get in touch if you would like to book a place on the training and/or talk further about any of the above roles. To book a space on the course email or find out more at