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Cause Areas

When

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

Where

8230 Beechwood Dr.Lincoln, NE 68510

About

Girl Scouts is seeking Program Directors for our newest grand funded program for Refugee 6-12th grade girls. Summer Opportunities are: You Choose which location and times work best for you.

  • Lincoln High School: Wednesdays from 3:15-4:15 pm, Starting September 20 (2-3 volunteers needed)

  • Goodrich Middle School: Wednesdays from 3:15-4:15 pm; Starting October 18 (2-3 volunteers needed)

  • Park Middle School: Tuesdays from 3-4:00 pm; start date undetermined (1 volunteer needed)

  • St. Matthews Episcopla: Yazidi girls, Thursdays from 6-7:00 pm; starting September 7 (2-3 volunteers needed)
  • North Star High School: Tuesdays, starting September 19 or 26th, time undetermined (2-3 volunteers needed

Volunteers must have an interest in learning about refugees and serving girls in a unique life situation. Volunteers will learn about cross-cultural communication, as well as helping girls with topics like cultural awareness, communication skills, community services, life skills, wellness, financial literacy, and relationship building. Girl Scout program training will be provided.

Some facts: Nebraska has become fifth in the refugee resettlement per capita, with half of the state's refugees over the last 18 years residing in Lincoln. Yearly, between 700-850 refugees come to Nebraska, which doesn't include secondary migration, when refugees from other states decide to move to Nebraska.

Who is a refugee? A refugee is someone who has been forced to flee his or her country because of persecution, war, or violence. A refugee has a well-founded fear of persecution for reasons of race, religion, nationality, political opinion or membership in a particular social group. Most likely, they cannot return home or area afraid to do so. War and ethnic, tribal and religious violence are leading causes of refugees fleeing their countries.

Skills

  • Cross-cultural Communication
  • Youth Services

Good Match For

People 55+ Group

Requirements & Commitment

  • Driver's License Needed
  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 19
  • Orientation or Training
  • 60-90 minutes

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