Upcoming volunteer training

Family befriending and community hosting training
This training is aimed at anyone who might be interested in finding out more about BIRCH’s Family Befriending and Hosting projects and are thinking about volunteering for one of the projects.




When: Sat 16th March 2019
Where: Friends of the Earth, The Warehouse, 54-57 Allison Street, Digbeth, Birmingham B5 5TH
Time: 9.45-16.00

The plan for the day is as follows:

Morning – tea/coffee etc Introductions, ice-breakers, hopes and fears, background to BIRCH’s activities

Mid-morning: background information on where do refugees come from, the asylum process, key terms/jargon, what is destitution, and cultural awareness sessions.

Lunch – buffet lunch will be provided

Afternoon – Q & A with current BIRCH befriender/host
Discussion about the needs of refugees, expectations and qualities we look for in volunteers, boundaries and guidance.
Revisit hopes and fears and final questions.

If you would be interested in coming or have any questions or queries, please contact Helen on 07709645097 or helen@birchnetwork.org