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Availability Details

This is a flexible role. We ask that you meet your refugee friend once a week at a time that works best for you two.
Initial commitment is 3 months. 

Venue Address

United Kingdom

Policies in place

Adult and Children Safeguarding Policy in place


DBS check required


Policy and safeguarding notes

Our befrienders are carefully screened and checked; we ask for two references, passport ID and a photo.
Befrienders fill in a detailed screening and profiling questionnaire and are asked to read this guide, HostNation then telephones each applicant to discuss the role and ensure suitability.
Accessibility support

Accessibility support


Accessibility Support Details

Financial support for the refugee / asylum seekers travel and connectivity is available.
Support and Training

On Going Support


Training Provided


Volunteer Induction


Written role description


Expenses Reimbursed

Other information

Age restrictions apply


Driving Licence Required



You will need to upload a copy of your passport when applying.

Can you spare a couple of hours a week to help someone feel more welcome in the North East? 

Befriend a refugee / asylum seeker and socialise as you would normally do with a friend!

Be active in exploring the area and introducing your new friend to places they may never have been to! 

Support your new friend in starting their life here, make them feel more comfortable and share heritage and culture.


Register your interest
Your details will be passed onto the organisation offering this volunteer opportunity so that they can contact you directly with more information. Anonymised information will be kept for monitoring purposes.