"Adopt a Grandparent" -- Refugee Elders

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Catholic Charities - RIS

  • 8 people are interested

Learn about other cultures and share what you love about Nashville, while helping an elder member of our refugee community navigate his/her new home. As an "American Friend" volunteer with Catholic Charities Refugee and Immigration services, you’ll build a friendly, supportive one-on-one relationship with a senior refugee, practice English with them, and teach them basic life skills and cultural expectations. By exploring your home through the eyes of a new American, you can gain a more meaningful conception of national and local citizenship and foster cross-cultural dialogue. This volunteer position is flexible, though we do ask for an initial 6 month commitment. Email or call our volunteer coordinator for more information: ccvolunteer@cctenn.org; (615) 352-3087. Please see full description here: http://cctenn.org/volunteeropportunitydetails.cfm?eid=16070716080440010

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Education & Literacy Immigrants & Refugees Seniors


We'll work with your schedule.


Multiple Locations in Nashville Metro AreaNashville, TN 37214



  • Mentoring
  • Elder care
  • People Skills
  • English as a Secondary Language (ESL)
  • Cross-cultural Communication
  • Relationship Building




  • Driver's License Needed
  • Background Check
  • at least 1 hour/week for at least 6 months

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