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Utah Refugee Center

The Utah Refugee Center is in search of Java Mentors who can meet with high school and early college aged refugee students (virtually) once per week to either:

(a) provide guidance on assignments, answering questions, practicing skills, and assisting with projects.

(b) support students who are not in an active java class but wish to continue their education, connecting them with free online curriculum, assigning benchmarks, practicing together, etc


  • Read the assigned chapter each week
  • Meet with student weekly, either in person or online* (*currently online only due to COVID)
  • Help student with their assignments, assigned through an active class
  • Communicate with the lead instructor on a weekly basis to report student’s progress


  • Expertise with Java
  • Comfortable working with youth
  • Ability to use Zoom/Google Meet/etc
  • Verbal communication skills
  • Adaptability
  • Cultural sensitivity
  • Passed background check (provided by our Know Your Neighbor program)


The volunteer will have the opportunity to learn more about refugees and skills such as virtual classroom management, public speaking, and presentation. Volunteers will also have the chance to network with other professionals in various tech-related fields from different companies.

  • The amount of material each student completes
  • Number of students who go on to pursue field-related further education, internship, or employment opportunities

Number of Volunteers Needed: 5+
Staff Point of Contact: Gachi Guet

Volunteer Point of Contact: Kristen Schau; k

All interested volunteers must register at:

  1. https://volunteer.samaritan. com/custom/525/#/volunteer_ registration
  2. After you create your account, search for the opportunity you are interested in!
  3. Click "Sign Up"
  4. Submit a resume to Kristen Schau: k

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About Utah Refugee Center


150 N 1950 W, Salt Lake City, UT 84116, US

Mission Statement

The Utah Refugee Center serves two purposes: to foster opportunities for refugees to access family-sustaining employment, and to support refugee communities’ efforts to find appropriate solutions towards integration.


As part of the Department of Workforce Service, the Utah Refugee Center offers employment, intake, and program services to assist refugees in Salt Lake City with their integration journey. We serve as a hub that offers commonly needed services such as job search assistance, ESL, citizenship preparation, and basic computer skills. We also leverage skill-based volunteerism as well as targeted in-kind and financial donations to provide free trainings and programs for adults and youth with interests ranging from I.T. and computer programming to leadership and public speaking to sewing and product development. If you are interested in serving your local refugee community, we have an opportunity for you!

Immigrants & Refugees


Mon Nov 01, 2021 - Sun Jan 30, 2022


150 N 1950 WSalt Lake City, UT 84116



  • Youth Services
  • Computer Science
  • Google Apps
  • Cross-cultural Communication




  • Background Check
  • Orientation or Training
  • 2 hours a week

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