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Utah Refugee Education and Training Center

  • 10 people are interested

Volunteer Opportunity Title: Java Mentor

Start and End Date: October 2020 - December 2020, possibilities for continuation

Description: The Utah Refugee Center is in search of Java Mentors who can meet with high school aged refugee students (virtually) once per week to either: (a) supplement their weekly Java class content by providing guidance on assignments, answering questions, practicing skills, and assisting with project uploads to GitHub (b) support students who are not in an active java class but wish to continue their education, connecting them with free online curriculum, assigning benchmarks, practicing together, etc


  • Meet with student weekly, either in person or online
  • Help student with their assignments, whether assigned through an active class or determined based on available and free online curriculum

  • Expertise with Java
  • Comfortable working with youth
  • Ability to use Zoom
  • Verbal communication skills
  • Adaptability
  • Cultural sensitivity
  • Passed background check (provided by our Know Your Neighbor program)

The volunteer will have the opportunity to learn more about refugees and skills such as virtual classroom management, public speaking, and presentation. Volunteers will also have the chance to network with other professionals in various tech-related fields from different companies.

  • The amount of material each student completes
  • Number of students who go on to pursue field-related further education, internship, or employment opportunities

Number of Volunteers Needed: 5+

Staff Point of Contact: Sunni Ryan

Volunteer Point of Contact: Megan McLaws; slcrefugees@gmail.com

All interested volunteers must register at:
  1. https://volunteer.samaritan. com/custom/525/#/volunteer_ registration
  2. After you create your account, search for the opportunity you are interested in!
  3. Click "Sign Up"

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About Utah Refugee Education and Training Center


250 W 3900 S, Salt Lake City, UT 84107, US

Mission Statement

The Utah Refugee Education and Training Center is a partnership between Salt Lake Community College, Utah State University and the Utah Department of Workforce Services. The Refugee Center serves two purposes: To foster opportunities for refugees to access family-sustaining employment, and to support refugee communities’ efforts to find appropriate solutions towards integration.


As part of the Department of Workforce Service, the Utah Refugee Education and Training Center offers employment, intake, and program services to assist refugees in Salt Lake City with their integration journey. We serve as a hub that offers commonly needed services such as job search assistance, ESL, citizenship preparation, and basic computer skills. We also leverage skill-based volunteerism as well as targeted in-kind and financial donations to provide free trainings and programs for adults and youth with interests ranging from I.T. and computer programming to leadership and public speaking to sewing and product development. If you are interested in serving your local refugee community, we have an opportunity for you!

Children & Youth
Computers & Technology
Immigrants & Refugees


We'll work with your schedule.


This is a Virtual Opportunity, with no fixed address.


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  • Computer Science
  • STEM
  • Mentoring
  • Relationship Building




  • Background Check
  • 1-3 hours per week

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