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Refugee Family Mentor

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Catholic Charities - RIS

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Refugee Family

As a Family Mentor, you (and your family) will be matched with a refugee family to provide them basic instruction of American living, help orient them to the Nashville community, and develop a trusting relationship. Understanding "the basics" is an indispensable component of successful resettlement and can go a long way toward making families feel safer, happier, and more confident in their new home.

This role is perfect for volunteers who like to serve autonomously and direct their own projects and goals. Though volunteers are welcome individually, this is also an excellent opportunity to engage your family in welcoming refugees to the community. For example, if you have teen-aged children, we can match you with a family that also has children of a similar age. Together with our clients, you can build community, learn about other cultures, and develop a new sense of what it means to be an American and a Nashvillian.

We ask for at least 1 hour a week, with an initial 6 month commitment. The hours are flexible and are determined by the volunteer’s schedule.

For more information, contact Lizzie at egoddard@cctenn.org or 615-760-2765.

Please see the full position description here: http://www.cctenn.org/volunteeropportunitydetails.cfm?eid=16102613425896814

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About Catholic Charities - RIS


2806 McGavock Pike, Nashville, TN 37214, US

Mission Statement

Welcoming and serving diverse populations, we strive to meet human needs and respect the dignity of all persons by empowering individuals to achieve self-sufficiency through encouragement, education, and support. (Mission Statement of the Dept of Refugee & Immigration Services, Catholic Charities of TN, Inc.)


We are a local affiliate of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops' Migration and Refugee Services, and we provide core resettlement services to refugee individuals and families being resettled in Nashville, Tennessee.

Children & Youth
Immigrants & Refugees


We'll work with your schedule.





  • Mentoring
  • Adult Education
  • People Skills
  • Life Coaching
  • Relationship Building
  • Verbal / Written Communication


  • Kids
  • Teens
  • People 55+


  • Driver's License Needed
  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 18
  • 1 hour per week, with an inital 6 month commitment

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