The Youth Mentoring Program is focused on meeting the unique needs of youth ages 15-24 as they adapt to life in a new country. This includes gaining deeper insight into American culture, exploring and engaging with their new community, and achieving self-sufficiency. Mentors are paired with a mentee for 6 months and meet for a minimum of 8 hours per month to work on goals together.
The mentee sets their own goals based on their individual needs, and can utilize their mentor for educational support, career guidance, cultural learning, language practice, and friendship. Their mentors will receive personal fulfillment through helping someone mature, progress, and achieve goals, introduction to different world views and cultures, and deeper understanding of young adult and societal problems.
No additional volunteer opportunities at this time.
About Refugee Services of Texas, Inc. (Austin)
500 E St Johns Ave #1.280, Austin, TX 78752, Austin, TX 78752, US
Guided by principles of human compassion and dignity, Refugee Services of Texas is committed to providing quality services for refugees and other displaced persons. Working in partnership with businesses and volunteers, we provide our clients with resources, referrals, education and guidance to support them in integrating and thriving in their new community.
Founded in 1978, Refugee Services of Texas (RST) is a not-for-profit social service agency dedicated to providing assistance to refugees and other displaced persons fleeing persecution based on race, religion, nationality, political opinion, or membership in a particular social group - as well as to the communities that welcome them. RST provides services to hundreds of refugees, asylees, survivors of human trafficking, and related vulnerable populations from over 30 different countries of origin each year.
Children & Youth
Education & Literacy
Immigrants & Refugees
We'll work with your schedule.
July 10, 2020
Teaching / Instruction
English as a Secondary Language (ESL)
Must be at least 18
Orientation or Training
6 months, for 8 hours per month
Complete an application and interview with the Program Coordinator