Refugee Sponsorship & Support
The Beach Cares, the Syrian family sponsorship group comprising people from St. Aidan’s, Beach United and the community, is looking for volunteers to help with settling a second refugee family. It is currently wrapping up the transition of the Bdiwi family who arrived in July 2016. Some group members are unable to make a further commitment but a core group remains and wishes to sponsor another family.
Many different talents are needed and welcomed: planning, finding accommodation, accompanying the newcomers to meetings with government officials and settlement workers, taking them for a walk to the beach, ensuring that the family has the proper documentation, registering them in English classes, showing them how to use transit in the city, helping them discover shopping and much more. The time commitments are flexible. Basic training and a police check are required. Beyond that a volunteer would work with a small group of other people who focus on supporting the family in a specific way.