Refugee Student Mentor


Cause Areas


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


Primarily West SideCleveland, OH 44113


We are seeking motivated, compassionate volunteers to take part in our Home Mentoring Program. As a mentor, you can offer a resettled refugee student in the Cleveland area much needed academic support, greater confidence in English language skills, and new windows into American culture and the community. Volunteer mentors are matched with a refugee student in grades K-12 and spend two hours per week over the course of the year to provide one-on-one tutoring, ESL coaching, and mentorship. Mentors play a critical role in the lives of these newcomer students, empowering them to successfully navigate social and academic challenges in their new community, and find a sense of belonging. Mentoring takes place at the student's home, with opportunities to plan outings for cultural and community exploration. Mentors are also invited to participate in creative and social programming during the year for students and their families in collaboration with staff and other volunteer mentors.


  • Mentoring
  • Literacy / Reading
  • English as a Secondary Language (ESL)
  • Tutoring

Good Match For


Requirements & Commitment

  • Background Check
  • Orientation or Training
  • minimum of 2 hours per week
  • Must be able to commit to 1 year of mentoring

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