Can you become a befriender with Restore? Jeremy Thompson invites…

Restore logoCan you support those who are fleeing persecution?
Please join Restore, a project of Birmingham Churches Together supporting refugees and people seeking sanctuary.

Restore are holding two three training sessions for those interested in asylum issues or becoming befrienders
Thursday mornings 17 & 24 September & 1 October
from 10am to 12noon at
St George’s Community Hub, Great Hampton Row, Newtown, Birmingham, B19 3JG
and
on Thursday evenings 8, 15 and 22 October
from 7.15 – 9.15pm at
Carrs Lane Conference Centre, Birmingham city centre, B4 7SX

Restore Training Course posterRestore’s training is offered to all those who are interested in becoming volunteer befrienders of asylum seekers and refugees.
Anyone wishing to gather further information on asylum and refugee issues is also welcome.
(There is no obligation to volunteer with Restore at the end of the course)

  • Week One: Introduction to Restore and an overview of asylum issues, exposing some of the
    media myths about asylum, introduction to befriending and hearing the personal
    experience of a befriender.
  • Week two: Introduction to the asylum application process and hearing the first-hand experience
    of a refugee
  • Week three: The practicalities of befriending including guidelines, qualities, boundaries, cross
    cultural issues and the support offered to volunteers

All sessions include interactive elements

Download the details 

Quote from an asylum seeker:

“Befrienders are excellent at providing the invisible things like just showing you around, being a friend, providing company, giving you a feeling of normal life.”

To book a place please contact Jeremy Thompson, Befriending Co-ordinator of RESTORE.
Tel: 0121 236 0069
Email: befriend@restore-uk.org
Website http://www.restore-uk.org

 

Jeremy ThompsonJeremy Thompson is one of St John’s Living Stones Mission Partners

 

 

18th Aug 2015 Posted in: News by Stella Jennings 0

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