Become a Volunteer
Experience the joy and adventure in helping new Americans start their lives over in our community!
A mentor relationship is a friendship with a refugee family new to the community. Mentors enjoy sharing meals, teaching and learning language, playing games with kids and learning about a new culture from their refugee friends. Mentors provide invaluable social support for families during their transition to the United States. Mentors can be individuals, families, roommates, college groups, church/religious groups and community groups. Mentors make a commitment to visit the family they are working with once a week for six months.
Classroom assistants volunteer in English classes, working alongside teaching staff to improve the learning environment. Classroom assistants help students complete class assignments, quiz students using flashcards and exams, and speak with students to improve their conversational English skills. Classroom assistants can volunteer during any of our English class times and come as frequently as their schedules allow--whether once a day or once a month.
There are various other volunteer opportunities available including collecting and sorting donated goods, knitting projects and making fleece blankets.