Bolton Destitution Project

"Seeking to provide a safe environment where Refugees and Asylum Seekers can find friendship, food and practical help."

Bolton DP Christmas Party

DP ended the year with a Christmas party held at the Drop in Centre in late December.

Volunteers and well-wishers kindly brought in items to share at the food table, and our friendly team from Bolton Mutual Aid also prepared a delicious soup for everyone.

There were party games and also certificates were given out to some of the English students.

What a lovely way to end a successful year where, with its many kind supporters, the Destitution Project has been able to help so many asylum seekers and refugees in the Bolton area find valuable help and friendship.

Thank you to Alan Brown for taking the photos.

Best wishes to all for 2019!
Sarah George | Trustee & Volunteer | Destitution Project

Bolton DP Christmas Party 2018

We're looking for help! >>

English Teachers - the Destitution Project is looking for experienced English teachers who would like to volunteer to teach beginner or intermediate/advanced classes for our service users. Classes are up to 2 hours long and take place on Wednesdays at various times and we currently have 2 levels for women and 2 levels for men. Each volunteer teacher would work with one class, and likely be part of a small team of teachers (some of whom are not trained in teaching English). We also try to provide one-to-one instruction throughout the day for those service users with very little English knowledge.

Reception Volunteers - the Destitution Project is in need of volunteers to man our reception desks each Wednesday. This would require you to be present between 9.45am and 3.00pm. You will need to have good interpersonal and organisational skills, and like to meet and greet people but also comfortable ensuring that access to the Drop-In Centre and its services are well managed. You will likely work as part of a two-person team. Previous experience in this sort of task would be ideal, but not essential.
You must be 18 and over to apply.

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