Refugee Computer Instructor

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Lutheran Social Services of the Southwest

  • 16 people are interested
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Volunteer Purpose and Impact

This volunteer will assist within the Women’s Empowerment Program to provide ongoing services for refugee men and women. The main focus is instructing a small class of refugee clients on the basic usage of a computer. This volunteer will follow a curriculum to guide the students through using a mouse, typing, using the internet, building a resume, preparing for the citizenship test, and more.

Responsibilities and Key Deliverables

· Act as the lead computer teacher in a small group and 1-on-1 setting

· Personalize the class for each student based on their needs and goals

· Assist in providing a safe, clean, and caring environment

· May assist with other programs within Women’s Empowerment as necessary


· Dedicated volunteer interested in learning about Women’s Empowerment programming

· Strong communication skills

· Ability to work with people from different cultures who have limited English skills

· Flexible and patient in the midst of stressful situations

· Additional fluency in the following languages preferred but not required:

o Arabic, Dari, Farsi, French, Spanish, Swahili, other refugee languages

Working Conditions

Volunteer will work out of the on-site computer classroom. Will have access to phone as needed.

Clearances Required & Training

Level One Fingerprint Clearance Card required (cost of $65, valid for 6 years). Central Registry clearance required (free).

Location & Timeframe

Start date and end date negotiable, with a minimum 3 month commitment. Expected schedule: one day per week for a 4 hour shift.

Volunteers are needed at the Refugee & Immigration Services office located at 3443 N. Central Ave, North Rotunda, Phoenix, AZ 85012.

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:

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



  • Basic Computer Skills
  • Adult Education
  • Internet Research
  • Tutoring


  • People 55+


  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training
  • Volunteers serve for 4 hours, 1 day per week
  • Fingerprint Clearance Card required

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