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Help Welcome Refugees to Colorado as a Support Team

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ORGANIZATION: Jewish Family Service of Colorado

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Help JFS welcome new refugee families to Colorado! Volunteers who work directly with refugee clients typically go to the client’s house once a week to provide support and information. For many new refugees, this becomes their first U.S. friendship with someone outside their community. Many of the connections made when we match volunteers with refugees become deep and long-lasting relationships that are equally meaningful to both parties.

The Support Team program matches groups of volunteers with a refugee family to support them in the refugee resettlement process. Groups consist of 2-6 members and work directly with a family to assist them in completing specific tasks. Examples of these tasks include help using public transportation, grocery shopping, ESL tutoring, and introducing clients to their surrounding neighborhood. We ask for a time commitment of approximately 3 to 5 hours per week for around 6 months.

At this time, we are only accepting already formed groups, however we will be opening this program up to individuals in the future. You are welcome to apply as an individual, but it may take some time before we are ready to process your application.

We ask that you only fill out ONE application per group. Each group is required to have a Team Lead who will be the primary contact with our Volunteer Services staff. Please have your team leader fill out the application through our website: https://www.jewishfamilyservice.org/volunteer/volunteer-refugees.

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About Jewish Family Service of Colorado

Location:

3201 South Tamarac Drive, Denver, CO 80231, US

Mission Statement

Improving the lives of individuals and families in need throughout Colorado by taking an integrated approach to delivering comprehensive support services.

Description

JFS is a nonprofit human services organization that serves anyone in need - regardless of their circumstances or religious beliefs. We believe in a shared responsibility to support impactful changes throughout our community.

Founded 150 years ago, we currently offer more than 30 programs and services, including food security, housing stability, mental health counseling, aging care, employment support, and disability services. JFS takes a holistic approach, assessing the various needs of the individual or family and provides the appropriate services all from one organization. We continuously evaluate the evolving challenges of our community and adapt or develop programs that respond to the resulting needs.

CAUSE AREAS

Community
Immigrants & Refugees
Community, Immigrants & Refugees

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

The Denver Metro AreaDenver, CO 80231

(39.66565,-104.88633)
 

SKILLS

GOOD FOR

  • Group

REQUIREMENTS

  • Driver's License Needed
  • Background Check
  • Orientation or Training
  • 3-5 hours a week for about 6 months.

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