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Come Support & Befriend a Refugee or Asylum Seeker! (Community Befriender Scheme)

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Responsibilities may include:

  • Attend relevant training and review sessions with the project staff team and volunteer group meetings
  • Show a genuine interest and concern for the person
  • Be respectful of others and non-judgemental
  • Respect confidentiality and privacy of person
  • Meet with person at least twice a month for a minimum period of 6 months
  • Respect autonomy and dignity of the person
  • Make regular telephone contact with their Befriendee and/or meet their Befriendee through home visits
  • Assist the befriendee with navigating their local community and be aware of the services available in their local area
  • Assist the befriendee with linking with supports in the community that provide opportunities for community participation and social connection