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

Latest Destitution Project News

  • I Am Because We Are

    On 10th October, four actors from Contact and BHA visited the Destitution Project (DP) to put on a play for DP service users and volunteers. It focused on some of the problems of living with HIV. T...
  • Smithills Hall Visit

    A pleasant and informative time was had by all at Smithills Hall in September. A group of our ladies were shown round the beautifully maintained building which is of course one of the jewels in Bolto...
  • Gullivers Travels

    Over 30 of our service users, volunteers and their children, some of whom were in the cast, were guests of the Octagon at an open air production in Queens Park of the theatre's latest 'away from Octag...

About Bolton DP

  • The Project's Mission

    The Bolton Destitution Project seeks to provide a safe environment where Refugees and Asylum Seekers can find friendship, food and practical help.
  • The Destitution Project

    We are here> EVERY Wednesday between 10.00am and 3.00pm. We support Asylum Seekers, Refugees, destitute Asylum Seekers and their families. We are all volunteers, except one funded caseworker. We are...
  • The Drop-In Centre

    We have a well supported drop-in, every Wednesday between 10 am and 3pm - find us here > We support refugees, asylum seekers and destitute asylum seekers and their families. At our drop-in we provide...

Refugee / Asylum Seeker Information

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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