Refugee Mentor Coordinator

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Lutheran Social Services of the Southwest

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Refugee and Immigration Services’s mentoring program pairs refugees with volunteer mentors who help their mentees accomplish three personal goals for developing self-sufficiency and integrating into American society. As the Mentor Coordinator, you will be helping newly-arrived refugees establish roots and develop friendships in their new community while acquiring experience in non-profit refugee resettlement and program coordination.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Update mentor and mentee lists and match mentors with refugee mentees
  • Recruit and onboard new potential mentors through community outreach, social media, and volunteer engagement sites
  • Schedule and perform orientations for new mentors
  • Communicate with mentoring pairs and ensure mentorships are accomplishing goals and having regular meetings
  • Assist with planning quarterly mentor training events
  • Promote Refugee Focus programs to the community in a highly professional manner and be available to assist with related activities as they arise during the semester


This role requires dedication and a strong sense of personal responsibility and self-motivation in a quickly changing environment. Applicants should be comfortable working in a multi-cultural environment and communicating with people with limited English skills. Familiarity with Microsoft office is required.

Working Conditions

Majority of work will be completed at Refugee office between the hours of 8am and 5pm, and may include some evenings each month.

Clearances Required and Training

Fingerprint Clearance Card required, volunteers are responsible for the cost ($65). Volunteers will attend a volunteer orientation and complete a central registry background check (free).

Location and Timeframe

5-12 hours per week, flexible but should be scheduled regularly M-F 8am to 5pm.
The volunteer should commit to at least 6 months in this position.

If you are interested in this role please fill out our online application so that a staff member can give you a call with more details, answer any questions you have, and make sure it is a good fit for you or your group:

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2502 E. University Dr., Suite #125Phoenix, AZ 85034



  • Organization
  • Program Management
  • Cross-cultural Communication
  • Verbal / Written Communication
  • Critical Thinking
  • Multi-Tasking


  • People 55+


  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training
  • 5-12 hours a week. Volunteer shifts are flexible.

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