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

Mentor a Refugee Family Resettling in Jacksonville

Save to Favorites

ORGANIZATION: Lutheran Social Services of Northeast Florida

  • A group opportunity. Invite your friends.
  • 53 people are interested
heart logo

Do you want to help refugee families integrate into the Jacksonville community? Do you want to broaden your worldview and learn more about a different culture? This opportunity may be for you!

We are in search for volunteer mentors who would like to share their skills and experience to assist resettling refugees. You can select to mentor a family or a young adult. Help families navigate the Jacksonville community and understand everything needed to know when living in the United States. Assist young adults in achieving their educational, vocational, or personal goals.

Mentors get matched with a refugee client whose goals matches the mentors skills and experiences. They meet each week to complete action steps towards those goals and help the individual adjust to life here in the United States.

Time Commitment: 1 hour per week for a predetermined amount of time and can be flexible based on the client and mentor’s schedules.

Background checks, references, and car insurance/license required if driving the client.

Age requirement: At least 18 years old.

Email volunteers@lssjax.org if you are interested.

7 More opportunities with Lutheran Social Services of Northeast Florida

Request failed
{{ opp.title }}
This is a Virtual Opportunity.
{{ opp.location }}
We'll work with your schedule
{{ opp.dateStr }}
{{ opp.timeStr }}

About Lutheran Social Services of Northeast Florida


4615 Philips Highway, Jacksonville, FL 32207, US

Mission Statement

" Motivated and guided by the compassion of Christ, we serve and care for people in need."


Lutheran Social Services of Northeast Florida (LSS) operates five very different community outreach programs that share an important commonality - the ability to help those facing hardships stabilize their lives and earn a fresh start.

The first initiative operated by our nonprofit was the Nourishment Network - a food pantry that has fed hundreds of thousands of food-insecure families for more than 40 years.

Another cornerstone of our organization is Refugee Services; LSS has been resettling refugees in the Jacksonville area since 1980. Refugees are individuals who have been forced to flee their home country due to violence, unrest, and persecution. After a lengthy screening process, they are granted legal refugee status by the United Nations and the U.S. State Department. LSS helps refugees find housing, employment, and connects them with other vital services they need to rebuild their lives in the U.S.

We could not do our work without the additional support of a pool of talented and compassionate volunteers!


Immigrants & Refugees
Immigrants & Refugees


We'll work with your schedule.


4615 Philips HighwayJacksonville, FL 32207Jacksonville, FL 32207



  • Youth Services
  • People Skills
  • Problem Solving
  • Community Outreach
  • Cross-cultural Communication
  • Hospitality


  • People 55+
  • Group


  • Driver's License Needed
  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training
  • 1 hours per week for a predetermined amount of time
  • Level 2 Background Screening (requires fingerprints from states you lived in during the past 5 years).

Report this opportunity