for international students in Southampton and Winchester

 Volunteers Thank you Breakfast

Thank You Breakfast for Friends International Supporters
Date: Saturday 20th May 2017
Time: 9.30-11.30am
Venue: Shirley Parish Hall, 1a Colebrook Road, Southampton, SO15 5NS*
* There is parking available next to the Parish Hall on Colebrook Avenue and in other roads nearby
If you are able to join us then please RSVP by email or phone (Tel: 07770 072526) by Thursday 18th May.


Friends International couldn’t serve others without the support of volunteers. We rely on volunteers to help with everything from admin to organizing events. There are a number of different ways you can get involved:

Be a host for Local Link

We love to offer all the international students we meet the chance to meet local people and be invited for a meal in a local home. Some students go their entire time in our city without ever stepping foot inside a local home. Would you be willing to offer a meal to a couple of students? (NB All potential hosts will require a reference from their church leader).  Click on this link to register with us online as a local link host.

Help organise an event or activity

We have a whole programme of events which are run locally. Could your church or homegroup help run an activity? Maybe you could host a baking evening at your home? Or come and help us serve food or drinks? Could you chat to students and give them a chance to practice their English conversational skills? Then please contact us for more details.

Help with catering

We run the iExplore course every Wednesday in term time at Highfield Church Centre, and are always in need of more people to help prepare and serve food, and wash up. You could join one of our catering teams – each team provides the food around once or twice a term, or just come and offer extra help on a Wednesday evening. Food is prepared in the late afternoon/early evening, ready to be served to the students at 7.30pm. Following the meal, we wash up whilst the students are in their discussion groups. For more details, or to help on a one off basis or more regularly, please contact us.

Join us to pray

We meet around twice a term to pray; please contact us for details of the next prayer meeting.  There is also a regularly prayer diary produced by the team – if you’d like to recevie this (either by paper or email) then please contact us.

Volunteer’s Pages

You can now log into our volunteers page (password protected – please contact us for the password) for details of current training and other events. Our next large training event – our annual Crossing Cultures workshop – will be in March 2018 – date and venue to be confirmed.