"Adopt a Grandparent" -- Refugee Elders


Cause Areas


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


Multiple Locations in Nashville Metro AreaNashville, TN 37214


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


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

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Requirements & Commitment

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

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