Refugee Youth After School Program Volunteer

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ORGANIZATION: Catholic Charities Atlanta


Help kids navigate the American school system and rise to their potential by dedicating just two hours of your time each week!

Catholic Charities Atlanta’s Virtual After School Program is for 2nd and 3rd graders who attend Indian Creek Elementary school in Clarkston, GA. The 30 students are recently arrived refugees from Congo, Syria, Burma, Afghanistan, Somalia, and many more countries! Students are identified by the school as needing additional educational support. The After School Program is every Monday through Thursday during the school year from 2:15 PM to 4:30 PM.


Establishing positive and appropriate relationships with the refugee children, volunteers and staff in the After School Program, including curriculum building and lesson plan facilitation.

COMMITMENT: At least one day per week: a "day" being Monday through Thursday from 2:15 PM to 4:30 PM.


Volunteers must participate in the following trainings:

  • 1.5 Hour CCA A gency Orientation
  • 3-hour Behavior Management Training .
  • 3-hour in-person Safe Environment for kids(VIRTUS) Training. This program incorporates best practice standards for the prevention of child sexual abuse.
  • On-site fingerprinting at the Office of Public Safety (school district requirement)


  • Interested parties must be 18 years of age, otherwise will need parental consent to volunteer
  • Respect and empathy for students in a multi-cultural classroom
  • Love and passion for working with youth
  • Sensitivity to vulnerable populations
  • Openness to feedback provided by peers and supervisor(s)
  • Willingness to complete agency application process, which includes a background and reference check and agency volunteer orientation, in person- Office of Public Safety fingerprinting (school district requirement), as well as an additional trainings referenced above.


724 North Indian Creek Dr.

Clarkston, GA 30021

DeKalb County School District

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About Catholic Charities Atlanta


2401 Lake Park Drive, SE, Smyrna, GA 30080, US

Mission Statement

To provide help and create hope for those in need through professional services that help eliminate barriers to self sufficiency, stabilize families, and transform lives.


Catholic Charities Atlanta is an advocate and friend for individuals and families facing adversity. We provide a holistic combination of accredited social services life skills education, counseling, family stabilization, and immigration legal services that remove barriers to self-sufficiency and wholeness.

Our services are tailored for the unique circumstances of the people we serve, and our impact is real and measurable. We are faith-based and serve our neighbors professionally, compassionately, in multiple languages and regardless of background.


Children & Youth
Education & Literacy
Immigrants & Refugees
Children & Youth, Education & Literacy, Immigrants & Refugees


We'll work with your schedule.


Indian Creek Elementary724 N. Indian Creek DriveClarkston, GA 30021


  • General Education
  • Tutoring
  • Teaching / Instruction
  • English as a Secondary Language (ESL)
  • Child Development
  • People Skills




  • Driver's License Needed
  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training
  • Commitment to serve at least one day per week

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