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Refugee Resettlement Volunteers Needed

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ORGANIZATION: Integrated Refugee and Immigrant Services (IRIS)

  • A group opportunity. Invite your friends.
  • 14 people are interested

IRIS, Integrated Refugee and Immigrant Services (formerly Interfaith Refugee Ministry) is the refugee and immigrant resettlement agency of Greater New Haven. IRIS resettles and provides employment assistance to over 100 refugees each year. We are seeking volunteers to assist with refugee children's programs, adult companionship and cultural orientation, tutoring, translation, legal and healthcare assistance, and general administrative support. For a complete listing of our volunteer opportunities, please visit our website at www.irisct.org

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About Integrated Refugee and Immigrant Services (IRIS)

Location:

235 Nicoll Street, 2nd Floor, New Haven, CT 06511, US

Mission Statement

The mission of IRIS is to enable refugees and other displaced people to establish new lives, regain hope, and contribute to the vitality of Connecticut’s communities.

Description

In fiscal year 2016, the U.S. government invited 97,263 refugees from all over the world to come to this country. Over 900 came to Connecticut, where they were placed with one of three refugee agencies, including IRIS, which welcomed 475. Their needs are significant and IRIS is their primary resource as they begin to rebuild their lives after years of persecution and displacement. IRIS helps refugees on the road to self-sufficiency by providing lifesaving support during their transition to life in the United States
IRIS provides a wide array of services to these new Americans including daily English lessons, education and youth programs, access to health care and a thorough multi-day cultural orientation. IRIS also works intensively with each new arrival to begin the important work of finding employment. IRIS attempts to meet all of the needs of its clients by providing extra services including a women’s group and a variety of young people’s groups. And if family members have been left behind, our legal office will work to reunite them.

CAUSE AREAS

Education & Literacy
Health & Medicine
Immigrants & Refugees
Education & Literacy, Health & Medicine, Immigrants & Refugees

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

235 Nicoll Street, 2nd FloorNew Haven, CT 06511

(41.3208,-72.908)
 

SKILLS

GOOD FOR

  • Teens
  • People 55+
  • Group

REQUIREMENTS

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