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Catholic Charities Atlanta


This role is perfect for people with -
- Lived experience relevant to refugee, immigrant, or other marginalized youth
- Work, volunteer, or life experience working with people, especially children
- Personal history of being respectful, dependable, adaptable, and resilient.

At the moment, we are especially in need of male mentors - please spread the word!

We welcome requests for reasonable accommodations.

The Refugee Youth Mentoring Program pairs each volunteer with a refugee child age 12-17 in a one-year, one-on-one mentoring relationship. Mentors and mentees meet weekly at the child's home (typically in or near Clarkston) or out in the community and spend time together working on homework, exploring the city, or trying new things.

Mentors must be 21+ years old; willing to complete an application, background checks (~$51 fingerprint fee, limited financial assistance available), and training (8 hours); meet agency auto insurance requirements as applicable ; and willing to meet with mentee weekly for two hours per week for one year, typically in or near Clarkston, GA.

To learn more, please reach out - we're always glad to hear from new potential mentors!

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About Catholic Charities Atlanta


2401 Lake Park Drive, SE, Smyrna, GA 30080, US

Mission Statement

To provide help and create hope for those in need through professional services that help eliminate barriers to self sufficiency, stabilize families, and transform lives.


Catholic Charities Atlanta is an advocate and friend for individuals and families facing adversity. We provide a holistic combination of accredited social services life skills education, counseling, family stabilization, and immigration legal services that remove barriers to self-sufficiency and wholeness.

Our services are tailored for the unique circumstances of the people we serve, and our impact is real and measurable. We are faith-based and serve our neighbors professionally, compassionately, in multiple languages and regardless of background.

Children & Youth
Education & Literacy
Immigrants & Refugees


We'll work with your schedule.


2305 Parklake DriveSuite 150Atlanta, GA 30345



  • Tutoring
  • Mentoring
  • Literacy / Reading
  • Math / Science Instruction
  • English as a Secondary Language (ESL)
  • STEM


  • Group


  • Driver's License Needed
  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 21
  • Orientation or Training
  • Two hours per week for one year

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