Birmingham Community Hosting Network - BIRCH
07708 339 362
BIRCH is a charity working to welcome vulnerable refugees and undocumented migrants to Birmingham. We are running a training programme aimed at new volunteers on Saturday 16th March in central Birmingham.
We have two projects that require volunteers.
- The Family befriending project which matches vulnerable young refugees aged 16-25 years who come to the UK without their families. Family befrienders offer a regular weekly (or fortnightly) meal in a family home to a young refugee wanting a taste of family life. Our volunteer families come in all types, from single people to multi-generational families.
- Community hosts offer to share their homes with an individual experiencing destitution, normally due to difficulties with the asylum process. Stays are usually between a few weeks of up to twelve months depending on the time set by the volunteer.