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Danbury Area Refugee Assistance Inc. (DARA)

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Volunteers aid refugee families in registration for school and childcare/preschool programs, and act as liaisons between the schools and families. Tasks include:

  • Liaising with school registration offices and the Childcare Team to register children in school and in childcare centers/preschool programs
  • Gathering registration documents and information for team members to complete paperwork
  • Assisting families in completing school registration paperwork in coordination with a translator, making registration appointments, and accompanying family members to the appointments
  • Researching extracurricular/sports/summer programs, communicating with program organizers or coaches, and educating families in all of these areas
  • Helping families communicate with school personnel and vice versa
  • Educating parents on school procedures (everyday and special events)
  • Seeking advice of outside experts on available school services for children and attending any school meetings (PPT or other) to ensure that parents understand what help is available
Volunteers also assist in tutoring family members when needed. Tasks include:
  • Tutoring children and adult family members
  • Keeping track of available tutors, their schedules, and areas of expertise*
  • Collaborating with tutors on working with families, and scheduling tutoring sessions*
  • Identifying curriculum topics and materials to be included in tutoring sessions*
  • Providing academic support as needed
  • Socializing parents to assist with academics, and providing in-home support to children
  • Researching and registering adult family members for ESL programs outside of DARA
  • Communicating with Literacy Volunteers to arrange for level testing of families and training opportunities for volunteers*
  • Continually researching local literacy organizations to keep abreast of new programs being offered*
  • Coordinating donations/loans of educational materials*
*This task can be accomplished behind the scenes.

The first step for prospective volunteers is to complete DARA's Volunteer Application, which you can find at https://www.daract.org/get-involved. We look forward to receiving your application, and thank you!

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About Danbury Area Refugee Assistance Inc. (DARA)

Location:

PO BOX 1090, REDDING CTR, CT 06875, US

Mission Statement

Danbury Area Refugee Assistance (DARA) is a nonprofit organization that resettles refugee families, providing advocacy and support as they work toward self-sufficiency to become productive members of our community.

Description

DARA works in the Greater Danbury, Connecticut area to resettle refugee families in our community. In partnership with IRIS (Integrated Refugee & Immigrant Services), DARA cosponsors and assists refugee families while they acclimate to a new life in America.

This commitment is DARA's way of investing in the health, safety and well-being of people who have endured violence, intolerance, and upheaval the likes of which most of us will never experience.

Children & Youth
Education & Literacy
Immigrants & Refugees

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

variousDanbury, CT 06811

SKILLS

  • Literacy / Reading
  • Adult Education
  • English as a Secondary Language (ESL)
  • Tutoring
  • General Education
  • Cross-cultural Communication

GOOD FOR

N/A

REQUIREMENTS

  • Driver's License Needed
  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 21
  • Orientation or Training
  • varies
  • Volunteers should be reliable, organized, flexible patient, culturally sensitive, compassionate, honest, and able to maintain personal boundaries.

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