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Mentor a Refugee Family!

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Lutheran Community Services Northwest: Refugee Resettlement Program

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

The refugee resettlement community in WA State is optimistic about increased refugee arrivals in 2021! To help support our clients, we are looking for a great team of mentors who will be ready to jump in and help as soon as arrivals start to increase.

As a volunteer mentor, you may assist with some of the following activities:

  • Transportation to appointments
  • Help with scheduling appointments for healthcare, DSHS, etc.
  • Provide support in the job search process
  • Childcare
  • Assist clients with navigating new community (grocery store, public transit, parks, libraries, etc.)
  • Build lasting relationships, offer friendship, and support for newly-arrived refugees

Our mentors often say that working with refugees has as many benefits for them as for the clients. Refugees bring so much to our communities, and your support makes a world of difference as our clients adjust to life in the US.

More opportunities with Lutheran Community Services Northwest: Refugee Resettlement Program

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About Lutheran Community Services Northwest: Refugee Resettlement Program

Location:

223 N Yakima Ave, Tacoma, WA 98403, US

Mission Statement

Lutheran Community Services Northwest partners with individuals, families, and communities for health, justice and hope.

Description

Agency: Lutheran Community Services Northwest (LCSNW) is a non-profit human services agency serving communities throughout Washington, Oregon and Idaho. Our caring staff provides a wide variety of services to adults, adolescents, children, families, schools, businesses, congregations, neighborhoods and communities. We are privileged to touch the lives of people of all ages, cultures and faiths.

Refugee Resettlement Program: Refugees are people who have fled their country of origin because they are persecuted for being of a particular race, religion, nationality, political opinion or social group (1951 Refugee Convention). Refugees have faced and survived immense hardship, often demonstrating remarkable resilience. We see that resilience in the lives of those who have resettled in the United States. Families are given an opportunity to start life over in a safe place and begin the process of healing and regaining hope. Multicultural Community Services (MCS), a program of LCSNW, is contracted with the U.S Department of State to help refugees rebuild their homes and their lives. Since 1975, MCS has resettled over 35,000 refugees from all over the world, helping them become self-sufficient and integrated into the culture and community of King, Snohomish and Pierce Counties. Though refugees have lost nearly everything - they rebuild - becoming a vital, contributing force in our diverse communities.

Immigrants & Refugees

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

Pierce, King, or Snohomish CountyTacoma, WA 98405

(47.24571,-122.47734)
 

SKILLS

  • Mentoring
  • Cross-cultural Communication
  • People Skills
  • Relationship Building

GOOD FOR

  • People 55+
  • Group

REQUIREMENTS

  • Driver's License Needed
  • Background Check
  • Orientation or Training
  • Building a strong relationship with someone takes time, as does adjustment to a new country. For this reason, we ask that mentors are willing to commit to 6 months of ongoing support for a refugee family, possibly on a weekly basis.

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