Mentors for Refugees and Immigrants


(47.368446,-122.23121)
 

Cause Areas

When

It's flexible! We'll work with your schedule.

Where

1209 Central Avenue South#134Kent, WA 98032

About

Description:

Volunteer as a Refugee Mentor with Jewish Family Service’s Refugee & Immigrant Services, located in Kent.

Help newly arrived refugees become acquainted with their communities and face the challenges of resettling in a new country. Volunteers will meet with an individual or family for an average of 2-3 hours per week to help them navigate the crucial facets of American life. Possible activities include:

  • Demonstrate how to utilize public transportation
  • Explore the local library, surrounding services and community centers
  • Discuss banking, credit cards and other financial skills
  • Practice conversation and other English language skills
  • Explain the job search process and practice interviews
  • Provide information about healthcare, childcare and schooling
  • Coordinate social events to build friendships and cultural understanding
  • Give advice and assistance regarding other everyday difficulties in American life

What these sessions will do for refugees and immigrants:

  • provide them with greater familiarity with American customs
  • help them improve their English skills
  • develop a sense of camaraderie
  • build their confidence
  • promote their independence

Skills

  • Mentoring
  • Adult Education
  • Life Coaching
  • People Skills
  • Problem Solving
  • Relationship Building

Good Match For

People 55+ Group

Requirements & Commitment

  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 21
  • Orientation or Training
  • 6-10 hours per month, for at least 6 months

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