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Refugee Youth Mentorship Online Workshop Facilitator

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ORGANIZATION: Refugee Youth Success and Empowerment (RYSE) Initiative

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Are you passionate about empowering young refugees to develop essential life skills? Do you have expertise in any of the 12 life skills topics listed below? Join us as a Life Skills Workshop Facilitator and make a meaningful impact on the lives of teenage and young adult refugees participating in refugee youth mentoring programs at refugee-serving community organizations.

The Online Workshop Facilitator role is a unique opportunity to join an all-volunteer nonprofit startup while learning and showcasing your ability to choose from one of the 12 monthly topics designed to help refugee youth build essential life skills. This is an unpaid position with flexible hours and is completely remote.

These workshops take place in the evening on a weekday and are conducted over Google Meet, lasting for one hour each.The team member will have the opportunity to choose their preferred workshop topic from the annual calendar.


  • January: Time Management and Goal Setting
  • ​​February: Skills and Employment Pathways
  • March: Taxes
  • April: Mental Health and Wellbeing
  • May: Job Application Materials
  • June: Community Resource Navigation
  • July: Transportation
  • August: Essay Writing
  • September: Interviewing and Networking
  • October: Financial Aid
  • November: Healthcare
  • December: Financial Literacy
  • Ongoing (monthly): Refugee Youth Mentor Volunteer Onboarding Training


  • Choose one of the 12 monthly life skills topics that align with your expertise and interests.
  • Conduct engaging online workshops using Google Meet.
  • Prepare and deliver a workshop that includes an ice breaker activity to foster group engagement, a topical and engaging lecture, and an activity to help participants practice and apply the material.
  • Utilize provided pre-existing lesson plan resources when available, and be prepared to create basic workshop lesson plans when necessary.
  • Create visual aids or slides to enhance the workshop experience.
  • Foster a supportive and inclusive environment for teenage and young adult refugees, ensuring their active participation and understanding of the life skills being taught.


  • Passion for working with refugee youth and helping them develop life skills.
  • Knowledge or expertise in one or more of the chosen life skills areas.
  • Excellent communication and facilitation skills.
  • Cultural sensitivity and a commitment to creating an inclusive and welcoming environment.
  • Reliable internet connection and access to Google Meet.
  • Ability to commit to facilitating at least one monthly workshop.


Apply by submitting a RYSE Initiative Application Form (https://airtable.com/shrHPpZkpwu5JzkXC) for consideration. If you are selected to join the RYSE team, you will receive an invitation code sent to your email with an access link to our online workspace portal. Applications will be reviewed on an ongoing, rolling basis.

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About Refugee Youth Success and Empowerment (RYSE) Initiative


1255 22nd St NW, #57405, Washington, DC 20037, US

Mission Statement

Mission: Refugee Youth Success and Empowerment (RYSE) Initiative provides cross-collaboration and capacity-building infrastructure for community-based mentorship programs supporting young adult refugees working towards academic, career, and personal goals.


RYSE (pronounced "rise") Initiative is developing the infrastructure to provide programmatic support for mentorship programs to organizational staff at refugee-serving partner organizations, facilitate cross-collaboration and sharing of best practices amongst refugee youth mentors, and transfer relevant and applicable life skills and growth opportunities to young adult refugees.

The goal of traditional U.S. refugee resettlement agencies is to get families financially stable as quickly as possible. This means agencies focus on the breadwinner of the family. While important, this goal can sideline young adult family members who also need guidance on navigating education, careers, and everyday life in a new country. RYSE’s vision is to empower young adult refugees living in the United States with the contextual life skills to pursue opportunities for further education, career choices, self-sufficiency, and self-actualization in their new home with the support of the local community.


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


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This is a Virtual Opportunity with no fixed address.


  • Mentoring
  • Teaching / Instruction
  • Financial Literacy
  • Group Facilitation
  • Professional Development
  • Adult Education


  • People 55+
  • Group


  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training
  • About 5-10 hours of prep time before the workshop, and 2 hours for the workshop and day of preparation.
  • Expected commitment to host at least one workshop.

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