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Youth Mentor Volunteer

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ORGANIZATION: International Rescue Committee

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Thank you for your interest in welcoming refugees to your community! By volunteering with the IRC in Tallahassee, FL, you are using your skills to help people who have fled violence and persecution to rebuild their lives in America. The IRC Youth Mentorship Program pairs refugee youth clients aged 15-24 with members of their community to support and empower their academic, professional, and community development. This position reports to the Youth Program Coordinator.

Responsibilities Include:

  • Mentoring 1-2 program participants at a time.
  • Holding regular meetings and encouraging youth through open communication, as well as English practice, socialization, and community integration activities.
  • Assisting youth with goals such as homework help, tutoring, fostering participation in school programs and extracurricular activities, facilitating family-school involvement, providing job readiness, and engaging in other activities that promote wellbeing and integration.
  • Submitting monthly progress reports to the Youth Program Coordinator.
  • Serving as a liaison between IRC staff, youth, and their families.

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About International Rescue Committee

Location:

730 NW 107th Avenue, Suite 100, Miami, FL 33172, US

Mission Statement

The International Rescue Committee (IRC) responds to the world's worst humanitarian crises and helps people to survive and rebuild their lives. Founded in 1933 at the request of Albert Einstein, the IRC offers lifesaving care and life-changing assistance to refugees forced to flee from war or disaster. At work today in over 40 countries and 22 U.S. cities, we restore safety, dignity and hope to millions who are uprooted and struggling to endure. The IRC leads the way from harm to home.

Description

Since 1960, the Miami resettlement office has resettled more than 10,000refugees, providing them a fresh start and opportunities to use their greatest resources--their motivation, their skills and their experiences--to become independent and self-sufficient new Americans. Currently, the office resettles and/or provides assistance to over 1,000 refugees, asylees, and victims of human trafficking per year in Miami

The IRC makes sure newly arrived refugees receive:

  • a furnished home
  • help with rent
  • health care
  • nutritious, affordable food
  • English language classes
  • help building job, computer & financial literacy skills
  • education for their children
  • social services and community support
  • legal services toward residency & citizenship

For volunteer opportunities, please contact:

mariana.martinez@rescue.org

CAUSE AREAS

Children & Youth
Community
Immigrants & Refugees
Children & Youth, Community, Immigrants & Refugees

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

1310 Cross Creek CirTallahasseeTallahassee, FL 32301

(30.4299,-84.23739)
 

SKILLS

  • Tutoring
  • Mentoring
  • Youth Services
  • Cross-cultural Communication
  • Relationship Building

GOOD FOR

  • People 55+

REQUIREMENTS

  • Driver's License Needed
  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training
  • Roughly 6 months, with weekly or bi-weekly (every 2 weeks) mentee meetings.
  • Proof of COVID-19 vaccination required (complete or in progress). Knowledge of Arabic, Dari, Pashto, Spanish, or Swahili is a plus.

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