Integrating Sutton

Integrating Sutton is Volunteer Centre Sutton’s latest project which aims to assist and ease the integration of new Residents to the London Borough of Sutton particularly those who have recently migrated to Sutton from Hong Kong. 

We understand that moving to a new country, culture and lifestyle is a very difficult choice to make and the transition can feel stressful, isolating and scary. The Integrating Sutton Team are here to support you, to welcome you and to help you feel settled in your new community.

Welcome to Sutton!

Volunteering is a great way to get involved in Sutton, where you can meet new friends, learn new skills, develop your own interests and even more all within your local community! Whether you are looking to socialise with other residents, gain some experience, or learn more about the local area, we have lots of volunteering opportunities available for you. If you would like to start volunteering in Sutton, please register your interest here and a member of the Integrating Sutton Team will be in contact to discuss what opportunities we have available.

Join our Integrating Sutton Facebook group where you can connect with other Hong Kongers in Sutton, as well as keep up to date with our programme of events and activities

Buddying Programme

Our Buddying Programme aims to welcome individuals who are migrating, or have recently migrated, to Sutton into our community and help them to integrate through matching local Volunteers to new Residents with similar backgrounds and interests.

For our new Residents, your Buddy will become a familiar face in the community who you can meet with, once a week, to ask any questions you have, to talk about any issues that you may be experiencing or to ask for advice and guidance on different aspects of Sutton. This is your opportunity to build a friendship with a local Resident whilst developing new skills, trying different activities and having some fun exploring and learning about your local area! Our Buddies are all local Volunteers who are registered and vetted by us and who want to support you and your integration into Sutton. If you would like a Buddy, please register here.

Volunteer Buddies

Our Volunteer Buddies will be a familiar, friendly and welcoming face in Sutton and meet with our new Residents once a week, to show them around the local area, offer advice, give recommendations or simply just to chat and catch up! Your role is to encourage and support your Buddy with their integration into the local community and to be a friend they can go to when they need help. If this sounds interesting to you and you would like to become a Volunteer Buddy, please register your interest here or click here for a role description with more information.

If you have an existing connection with the Hong Kong community, or would like to get involved and find out more about this project, we would love to hear from you. Please get in touch with Amelia Storey at ameliastorey@vcsutton.org.uk. 

 

融入薩頓生活 (Integrating Sutton)

融入薩頓生活是薩頓義工中心的最新項目,旨在為移居到倫敦自治市鎮薩頓區生活的新到埗居民,尤以香港人為主,提供支援及積極融入社區。

我們明白移居到新國家生活,適應文化及生活模式的差異實感到壓力、孤單及擔憂。我們的團隊就正正近在咫尺為你提供支援,讓你感受到被接納,能在薩頓好好安定下來。

 

歡迎來到薩頓! (Welcome to Sutton)

義務工作絕對是一個理想的渠道讓你融入薩頓,透過參與義工活動你可以認識新朋友、學習新技能、發展你的個人興趣以致投入你所生活的社區中!同時你也有機會與本地居民交流、獲取新體驗和感受、更加了解這個社區。如果你想成為我們的一份子,開展你的義工之旅,歡迎按填妥表格,我們會與你聯絡,進一步了解你的興趣和需要。

 

夥伴同行計劃 (Buddying Programme)

透過夥伴同行計劃,讓擁有相近背景及興趣的新到埗香港人與居於薩頓的本地義工結為夥伴,歡迎並幫助你適應和投入新生活。你的夥伴將成為你身邊熟悉的臉孔,透過一星期一次的接觸及分享,陪伴你一同面對困難和挑戰,更會提供適切支援及幫助。除此之外,本計劃更讓你學到不同的技能、挑戰新事物,感受這個城市充滿活力快樂的一面。夥伴們都是經過我們審核的註冊義工,願意協助你的適應和融入社群。若你期望身邊有位夥伴與你同行,歡迎你按登記,我們會與你聯絡。

 

若你現時擁有與香港人聯繫的網絡,或你有興趣參加或了解我們的計劃,歡迎聯絡我們的同事Frennie Ip (frennieip@vcsutton.org.uk)

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