The "Ladies Club" at RST-Dallas assists newly arrived refugee women of all backgrounds to become adjusted and engaged in their new communities through home visits and specialized information sessions when requested: RST Volunteers are our most valued resource, serving as advocates, confidants, and friends to our new neighbors - as well as lending your own personal life experiences and skills to these sessions!
What to expect:
Ladies' Club volunteers can be paired one-on-one, or with a group of 2-4 to meet weekly at a convenient location for them. The Ladies' Club's unofficial program is "RSTea Time" - these can be as simple as weekly social calls over a shared pot or two of coffee or tea! :)
The relationship and experience can vary widely, based on your mutual interests and the needs and goals of our clients. English levels also vary but do of course improve over time, and even more quickly with the help of our volunteers. For various reasons, our female clients do not always get out of the house as much as their school-aged children or working male family members - this quality time with good company is very much appreciated and, as a lisison, can assist us with connecting them to ESL courses and part-time work when the time comes.
Weekly meetings are preferable and volunteers are also free to check in from time to time via text, Facebook, etc. Transportation and a willingness to openly communicate with the Mentor Coordinator is key!
Our clients live near 635 and Forest, Vickery Meadow, or far south Dallas. We are looking for volunteers for all of our service areas - or who are willing to make the drive. Our clients often do not have transportation when just arriving, and it is required that volunteers be willing to meet them at their house or a central location determined by RST staff. Providing transporation to a coffee shop off-site, or to run errands is permitted as well.
Contact us today for more information and to schedule an interview/meeting!
- Adult Education
- Life Coaching
- Family Therapy
- Community Outreach
Good Match For
People 55+ Group
Requirements & Commitment
- Driver's License Needed
- Background Check
- Must be at least 20
- Orientation or Training
- Weekly (or bi-weekly) meetings of 1 hour or more
- $10 processing fee during orientation. Social skills, kindness, and patience!