The fantastic team of volunteers at BRR is fundamental to the work of the organisation. Without the energy and commitment of volunteers we simply could not deliver our services.
“I learnt a great deal more about the process of applying for refugee status and some of the challenges and frustrations of the process. Getting the opportunity to hear personal stories was a real privilege and was very moving and thought provoking.” A medical student talking part in BRR training session as part of their Disability, Disadvantage and Diversity Module.
Bristol Refugee Rights (BRR) is a medium sized charity that has provided a broad range of quality services for asylum seekers and refugees in Bristol for over ten years. As a human rights organisation we also campaign for changes to the asylum system and do outreach events to raise awareness of the issues. We run a Welcome Centre in St Paul’s open three days a week and every year we work with approximately 500 people who are seeking asylum or were recently granted their refugee status, our members. We have a staff team of 12 and over 120 volunteers. Our main projects are BRILL-teaching English, AID-Advocacy and Information Desk, Early Years Project, VOICE-public speaking and interpreters, and Main Hall a hub which offers food, arts, social space and free shop. We aim to be member led and work in partnership with many other local organisations.
Example Training Package 1: Understanding who is an asylum seeker/refugee
Example Training Package 2: Understanding Asylum
Training packages can be adapted from 1.5 hours to 2 days.
Depending on the time available, activities will draw on the existing knowledge of participants and involve a range of delivery including quizzes, presentation and scenarios.
We can bring trained refugee and asylum seeker speakers along to give first-hand testimony and take part in interactive Q & A sessions.
We can offer workshops to support your organisation to work through equalities issues around asylum seekers and refugees and how you can make your services more accessible/appropriate for asylum seekers and refugees
Fees are negotiable. Please contact us to discuss your training needs: firstname.lastname@example.org; Tel: 0117 914 5480
For more information, see our Training Leaflet.