Mentoring Project

mentoringBorderlands has recently been awarded funding by The People’s Project, in partnership with ITV and the Big Lottery Fund, to launch a Mentoring Programme.

The Mentoring project is training 120 volunteers as mentors for asylum seekers and refugees. Mentors will forge strong one-to-one relationships with asylum seekers and refugees and will be a vital point of advice and support. Mentors will help refugees to gain important local knowledge and skills that allow them to manage for themselves the sort of everyday situations that most of us take for granted. It will enable refugees to make their own way in life and help them to lead independent, productive, fulfilled lives.

We currently do not have any volunteering opportunities.

Information day

We will hold an information day on Tuesday 7th February at The Assis Centre, Lawfords Gate, Bristol, BS5 0RE.

The session will be held from 2pm – 3.30pm and will provide participants with a background to the work at Borderlands as well as information on the mentoring project and time for any questions.

If you would be interested in attending this day, please contact Roshan at


All mentors selected for the project will complete a compulsory 2.5-day Mentor Training course to ensure they have the right skills, approach and awareness necessary to work positively with these adults. Everybody must attend one of the following 2.5-day Mentor Training. The next training will take place:

27th Jan: 6pm-9pm (Fri)
28th Jan: 10am-6pm (Sat)
29th Jan: 1pm-6pm (Sun)

10th March: 6pm-9pm (Fri)
11th March: 10am-6pm (Sat)
12th March: 1pm-6pm (Sun)