Mentor 16-year-old Guatemalan refugee in Fruitport

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Bethany Christian Services

We are seeking a female, Spanish-speaking volunteer (preferably Latina/Hispanic) to mentor a 16-year-old youth from Guatemala who arrived into Bethany's Refugee Foster Care program in March of 2018. She has been placed in a foster home in Fruitport since March of 2019. Her case manager shared, "She is very kind and respectful. She tends to be shy at first, but once she’s comfortable with people she opens up. Her native language is Spanish, and she enjoys communicating with those of her same culture. She hates cats, but loves dogs."

Background: This youth fled Guatemala after her employers used to physically abuse her, and her mother could not care for her.

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About Bethany Christian Services


901 Eastern Ave NE, Grand Rapids, MI 49501, US

Mission Statement

Bethany Christian Services manifests the love and compassion of Jesus Christ by protecting and enhancing the lives of children and families through quality social services.


Bethany Christian Services is the largest national adoption and family services agency in the United States.


We'll work with your schedule.


1050 36th Street SESuite 400Grand Rapids, MI 49508



  • Mentoring
  • English as a Secondary Language (ESL)
  • Youth Services
  • Animal Therapy
  • Spanish
  • Relationship Building




  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training
  • 1 year, 4 hours per month
  • Application, 3 references, background checks, interview, training.

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