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.
The Advocacy and Information Desk (AID) offers one-to-one support to Bristol Refugee Rights (BRR) members. If you are not already a BRR member and would like to find out if you are eligible to become one, please visit the Welcome Centre page.
We can assist members with:
We do not have an appointment system and so to access AID services members need to sign-up for a slot between 10am and 12pm at the AID tableon Wednesdays and Thursdays in the Welcome Centre.
The AID service is provided by a team of exceptionally able volunteers together with two staff members and is funded by the Reaching Communities Programme of the Big Lottery Fund. We are registered with the Offices of the Immigration Services Commissioner (OISC), Ref No. N201600021, and our volunteers are qualified to provide advice at OISC Level 1 (“basic immigration advice within the Immigration Rules”).
If we cannot help you, or if you are not able to become a BRR member, we will try and find another organisation that can help. You can also find out about different organisations in Bristol on the Welcome Centre page.
AID also runs a project supporting new asylum seekers to navigate the complex process of claiming asylum. While going through a claim the Bristol Refugee Rights member meets regularly with a dedicated volunteer mentor. Our aim is that this service provides a sense of continuity and stability during this stressful time.
If you are interested in joining the AID volunteer team and wish to be kept informed about the next recruitment, please visit our Volunteer pages.