Volunteering with BHN gives you the opportunity to make a tangible difference to the lives of people seeking safety in the UK, and give something back to our thriving Bristolian community.
Volunteers can get involved in all aspects of BHN's work, from supporting our accommodation provision via our 11-bed men's house and Host Network, to helping members with asylum claims via our Help Team. Pre-COVID19, we ran a weekly drop-in at our Welcome Centre, where we provided members with a hot meal, community, English lessons and volunteering opportunities. We hope that this will return in 2021 in line with government regulations.
Until we do, please register your interest in volunteering by contacting us via our enquiry form here. We will also be on the lookout for communications and fundraising experts - just get in touch and we will find a way to get you involved!
'With BHN I chat with asylum seekers on a weekly basis. This means talking with people that are experiencing destitution. However, it’s very important to keep in mind that you are talking with a human being. During our meeting we always agreed that equality is one of the most important ethos of BHN-
people are people before labels.'
- Claudio, Volunteer
BHN relies almost entirely on voluntary donations. If you don't have the time to volunteer,
but would still like to support our work, then do consider becoming a regular donor, either
via a standing order with your bank or Local Giving.
Regular donations not only enable us to plan our work and operate as a sustainable charity, they directly support destitute asylum seekers through our projects and services. Without your financial support, we simply could not provide the accommodation options we do, give financial aid through our £20 per week Solidarity Fund, run our Welcome Centre and annual holidays and events or deliver expert asylum claim support via our Help Team - all of which enables our members to move forward with their lives here in the UK.
If you are in a position to become a regular donor of BHN or make a one-off donation, you can do so using a secure form via Local Giving. If you would prefer to setup a standing order, then simply contact our Office and Finance Manager, Linda Nunns.
Other ways to give
Could you become a host, providing a spare room for a minimum of three months or on an emergency week basis? Please contact .
If you would like to donate items, then please contact us via our enquiry form here to discuss what you have to offer.
Lastly, don't forget to like us on Facebook and help spread the word about our organisation!