Cultural Mentoring & Exchange
WhenIt's flexible! We'll work with your schedule.
WhereDenver Metro AreaDenver, CO 80218
Our Cultural Mentoring and Exchange Program is a joint program with the Denver Rescue Mission and basically a "first friend" program for newly arrived Refugee families. We match groups of 4-6 volunteers with a newly arrived family and ask for a 6 month commitment during which time each volunteer will spend an average of 1 hour a week or 4 hours a month with the family they’ve been assigned to. This time is generally spent at the family’s home and the volunteers provide a friendly and welcoming presence. From that, depending on the needs of the family, the volunteers will also help the family with practicing their English, financial literacy/making a budget, cultural understanding and life skills, and job readiness.
The first step is to attend a Refugee 101/Volunteer Training session. We generally have trainings every other Tuesday evening (6:30-8pm) and the Second Saturday of the month (9-10:30am). For more information about this or other volunteer opportunities, or to register for an orientation please contact our Volunteer Coordinator, Kate Strebe, at firstname.lastname@example.org
- Financial Literacy
- English as a Secondary Language (ESL)
- Cross-cultural Communication
- Relationship Building
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Requirements & Commitment
- Background Check
- Must be at least 18
- Orientation or Training
- 4 hours a month for 6 months