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Buddy Scheme

What is the Buddy Scheme?

Nash Dom CIC’s Buddy Scheme aims to support newly arrived residents settle in Walsall and lead a fulfilling life.
The Buddy Scheme matches established residents (volunteer buddy) with new residents (buddy) according to their needs, interests and language skills.


The volunteer buddy will meet up with their matched buddies for at least one hour a week, in person (following social distancing guidelines) or online. 


As a volunteer buddy, you will undertake joint activities, such as:

  • To see how your buddy is (check how their wellbeing is)

  • To assist your buddy to feel welcomed in Walsall (e.g. introducing them to different places of interest around Walsall, local facilities like transport, shops, schools etc.)

  • To help your buddy to gain access to support (e.g. signpost to relevant local services, accompany them if needed, fill in an applications)

  • To enable your buddy to enjoy living in Walsall (e.g. attend local events, activities and places of interest together, signpost to online entrainment and activities, help them find positive ways of spending their time)

  • To support your buddy to integrate into local community (help them find potential groups or places of similar interests, meet new people, extend their social network)

  • To provide buddies with opportunity to practice English

  • To help your buddy understand the government guidance and rules around COVID-19

What will Nash Dom CIC provide?

Nash Dom CIC will provide:

  • Incentives for buddy volunteers (shopping vouchers)

  • A welcoming team

  • Learning and training

  • Access to diverse range of opportunities

  • Safe and friendly space

  • Sense of belonging

  • Recognition certificate

Where can I get more information?

For further details, please click the button below to download the information pack.

How do I take part?

If you would like to become a buddy volunteer or want to be matched with a buddy, please click the button below to access the application form.

If you need support with the application or any more information about this scheme please contact Marcin Maciejewski at m.maciejewski@nashdomcic.org

Nash Dom and its partners will continuously inform all volunteers and buddies about latest government guidelines regarding COVID-19 and ensure activities carried out are compliant with COVID-19 guidance.

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