People Who Need Services:
Our clients are refugees from all over the world, specifically Somalia, Eritrea, the Democratic Republic of the Congo. They range in age from children to older adults.
Help our clients practice their English! Many of the refugees we work with indicate that they could always use more help practicing conversational English, so we pair volunteers with clients in order to help develop these skills. As a volunteer, you’ll be able to help by spending time with a client and helping them acclimate to their new neighborhood.
Submit a resume and you will be contacted to set up an interview and place you in an upcoming Volunteer Orientation. Any experience volunteering or working with people is a plus, as well as willingness to combat stereotypes surrounding refugees and immigrants both during your volunteer hours and outside of them. All volunteers at Catholic Charities are required to have a background check.
Volunteers must be able to make a 3-6 month commitment, with twice per month meetings with your matched client. A successful outcome for our clients includes a positive trusting relationship with a volunteer. If you have 2 hours, twice a month, to spend time helping someone acclimate to a new home, then please consider volunteering.
Catholic Charities Labouré Center, 275 West Broadway, South Boston, MA. *accessible by public transportation & limited parking available
Opportunities to volunteer in the city of Boston, as well as Brockton, Lynn, and more are available.
For more information, please contact:
Grace Gaskill, 617-464-8122, firstname.lastname@example.org
- People Skills
- Literacy / Reading
Good Match For
Requirements & Commitment
- Background Check
- Orientation or Training
- 2-4 hours monthly (twice per month)