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Refugee Volunteering: Cultural Mentoring & Exchange

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ORGANIZATION: Lutheran Family Services of Rocky Mountains: Denver Metro

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Our Cultural Mentoring and Exchange Program is a "first friend" program for newly arrived Refugee families. We match groups of 3 to 6 volunteers with a newly arrived family and ask for a 6 month commitment during which time each volunteer will spend 5 - 15 hours a month assisting their refugee family in cultural adjustment.

The volunteers provide a friendly and welcoming presence as the family becomes acquainted with their new home and surroundings. Depending on the needs of the family, the volunteers will 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 volunteer orientation session. You can find the dates for our upcoming training sessions on our website, lfsrm.org. For more information about this or other volunteer opportunities, or to register for an orientation please contact our Volunteer Coordinators, Chad Corman & Maya John, at chad.corman@lfsrm.org or maya.john@lfsrm.org.

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About Lutheran Family Services of Rocky Mountains: Denver Metro

Location:

1035 Osage St., Suite 725, Denver, CO 80204, US

Mission Statement

Rooted in the values of kindness, dignity, and social justice, LFSRM strengthens communities by providing support, guidance, and resource coordination to individuals and families throughout the Rocky Mountain region.

Description

We believe that all people, from the newborn infant to the most elderly person, deserve to be valued in our community. Therefore, Lutheran Family Services Rocky Mountains (LFSRM) is committed to offering love and support to the people it serves, regardless of race, religion, gender, or age, to help equip them to live full and whole lives.

Today more than 20 million refugees, asylum seekers, and internally displaced persons are living with a very uncertain future. The LFSRM Refugee & Asylee Programs are dedicated to helping these vulnerable individuals and families rebuild their lives by equipping them to achieve self-sufficiency within their first year in the United States and fostering integration into their new communities.

CAUSE AREAS

Advocacy & Human Rights
Children & Youth
Immigrants & Refugees
Advocacy & Human Rights, Children & Youth, Immigrants & Refugees

WHEN

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WHERE

Denver Metro AreaDenver, CO 80218

(39.73275,-104.97102)
 

SKILLS

  • Mentoring
  • Financial Literacy
  • English as a Secondary Language (ESL)
  • Cross-cultural Communication
  • Relationship Building
  • Tutoring

GOOD FOR

  • People 55+
  • Group

REQUIREMENTS

  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training
  • 8-20 hours a month for 6 months
  • Willingness to learn about other cultures and befriend newcomers.

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