Mentor a Refugee Family and Change their Lives!


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Cause Areas

When

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

Where

400 Moraga WayOrinda, CA 94563

About

No One Left Behind is seeking Family Mentors for the San Francisco East Bay Chapter

No One Left Behind is the only veteran-run and veteran focused organization serving combat interpreters and combat support personnel who were forced to leave their homes in Iraq and Afghanistan due to being threatened by ISIS/the Taliban for working for the US military. These refugees, who risked their lives and those of their families for our troops, arrive in the US with few funds and no household goods. Our mission is to provide them with the support to start a successful life in the US.

Mentors set their own schedules to meet with their families. You will meet with your family at least biweekly and help orient them to their new community. You will be a trusted friend, a valued advisor, and otherwise support your family as they restart their lives in the USA. You have the freedom to choose your activities based on your interests and skills and your new friend's needs. Some activities should be more fun and bonding based (anything as small as going for ice cream or as much as going to visit a museum or a festival.) Other activities will be crucial to their success in the United States (helping write a resume, helping search for jobs, taking the family to Costco for the first time, studying for driver's license, etc.). The cross-cultural education is an amazing opportunity!

For more information about No One Left Behind go to www.nooneleft.org

Skills

  • Problem Solving
  • Multi-Tasking
  • People Skills
  • Cross-cultural Communication
  • Relationship Building

Good Match For

N/A

Requirements & Commitment

  • Driver's License Needed
  • Orientation or Training
  • 6-10 hours/month flexible

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