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North Carolina African Services Coalition

  • 22 people are interested

  • Schedule sessions that are convenient to both you and your new friend that is as consistent from week to week as possible
  • Provide support for the family as they learn about and adjust to their new language, culture and environment
  • Help with appointments and social services (if your schedule allows)
  • Provide encouragement and support when needed
  • Introduce the family to their new community -- go to community events, connect to additional resources, help them to link with their own community organizations
  • Answer questions and suggest solutions when you can
  • As a First Friend, not only can you guide the refugee through these new experiences, but you can also provide encouragement and relief from this stress.
  • Assess clients occasionally (English conversations, reading mail or newspapers, etc.). Reaffirm if necessary.
  • Consult your Volunteer Coordinator contact with any questions or for assistance with reported or observed difficulties- many absences or cancellations, resistance to teaching, etc.
  • Volunteers can spend as much times with their refugee families as they desire

More possible activities do do with families:
-I spy (to learn colors and names for objects)
-Driving lessons (for those families who have their own car, however no permit)
-Going to thrift stores (especially for pregnant mothers)
-Share culture and food
-Watch movies/TV in English

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Community Environment Immigrants & Refugees


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122 N Elm StSuite 810Greensboro, NC 27401






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