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ORGANIZATION: InterFaith Works of Central New York

InterFaith Works has a program called "Center for New Americans" where we resettle New Americans into the Syracuse area. Many New Americans come from countries where the culture is vastly different than our own. A Buddy is a volunteer opportunity to help assist an individual or a family with culture, learning and creating a chance for the New Americans to connect with someone. Some tasks that may come up (please note that it will be different for each case depending on what they want to learn & experience):

  • Trips to doctor appointments
  • Trips to the grocery store
  • Practicing English
  • Field Trips that pertain to the interest of the individual or family
  • Job Assistance
  • School Enrollments

Please note that you will also be in communication with a case worker. They can give you additional resources that would be helpful for the individual or family.

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About InterFaith Works of Central New York


1010 James Street, Syracuse, NY 13203, US

Mission Statement

InterFaith Works of Central New York, through education, service and dialogue, affirms the dignity of each person and every faith community and works to create relationships and understanding among us.


We affirm dignity by providing support, advocacy, and

human care through our social service programs.

Through service, education, and dialogue, we serve and

empower people in need, including refugees, the elderly,

the disabled, and the institutionalized. As a result,

thousands of people in our community live better, more

independent, lives as our neighbors.


Advocacy & Human Rights
Immigrants & Refugees
Advocacy & Human Rights, Community, Immigrants & Refugees


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1010 James StreetSyracuse, NY 13203



  • Child Care
  • Elder care
  • Transportation
  • Cross-cultural Communication
  • People Skills
  • Problem Solving




  • Driver's License Needed
  • Background Check
  • Orientation or Training
  • Time commitment is flexible depending on the schedule of the volunteer and the schedule of the ones that they are offering support to. This would start out as a once a week commitment and become less over time.

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