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Mentor a Vulnerable Refugee

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ORGANIZATION: DIOCESE OF OLYMPIA

  • 8 people are interested

At the Refugee Resettlement Office we serve the most vulnerable of refugee populations - the elderly, minors, unaccompanied youth, single parent households, victims of trafficking, and more. Our program is currently searching for mentors to help our clients reach self-sufficiency.

Mentors are teachers and guides who work with a refugee to establish self-sufficiency. Some of the tasks a mentor might do include:

Teaching English
Teaching the refugee how to use the bus
Teaching the refugee how to navigate the physical healthcare system (i.e. setting up doctor appointments)
Acting as a community guide
Helping the refugee get their state ID
Helping the refugee reapply for public benefits and teaching them how to do this on their own
Helping the refugee create and stick to a budget
Helping the refugee apply for rental assistance programs
And more!

Overall, the tasks assigned to a mentor will depend upon the refugee's unique needs. We ask for a commitment of about 4 hours every couple of weeks. Also, a background check is required to work with refugee populations.

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About DIOCESE OF OLYMPIA

Location:

515 B Street NE, Auburn, WA 98002, US

Mission Statement

Founded in 1978, Diocese of Olympia’s Refugee Resettlement Office (RRO), an affiliate of Episcopal Migration Ministries and the Episcopal Diocese of Olympia, serves refugees and asylees in the Seattle area. Our clients come to us from anywhere in the world seeking guidance and assistance in building a new life in America and achieving economic self-sufficiency. Our mission is accomplished through resettlement, job placement activities, and business development programs that promote self-employment.

Description

The Diocese of Olympia Refugee Resettlement office is a refugee resettlement agency whose goal is to promote self-sufficiency among our clients. We currently are receiving refugees from Iran, Iraq, Somalia, Ukraine, and Afghanistan. We provide services to our clients such as signing them up for cash and food assistance, as well as medical coverage, ESL, job search, and more.

CAUSE AREAS

Immigrants & Refugees
Immigrants & Refugees

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

515 B Street NortheastAuburn, WA 98002

(47.31241,-122.22777)
 

SKILLS

  • Mentoring
  • Financial Literacy
  • English as a Secondary Language (ESL)
  • Multi-Tasking
  • People Skills
  • Problem Solving

GOOD FOR

N/A

REQUIREMENTS

  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 17
  • Orientation or Training
  • About 4 hours every 2 weeks.

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