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Refugee Young Adult Mentors-Virtual/In-person

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ORGANIZATION: Catholic Charities, Diocese of Nashville

  • A group opportunity. Invite your friends.
  • 25 people are interested

Catholic Charities encourages everyone to join us in serving our community regardless of their religion, race, color, sexual orientation, gender, national origin, age, disability, or marital status. Catholic Charities’ volunteers serve the community without a religious or political agenda.

The Young Adult Mentor Program matches refugee youth ages 15-24 with mentors in the community to empower the youth in achieving their educational and employment goals. As a Mentor, volunteers will act as an advocate and support for a young refugee. This program exists to empower youth through one-on-one support. Mentors help youth achieve specific academic, professional, and social goals. These goals can include, but are not limited to, high school completion, college readiness, career planning, or closeness with a mentor. This program is a unique opportunity to provide much-needed stability, support, cultural instruction, and empowerment, all of which are vital for future self-sufficiency and productive citizenship.

Note: This is a virtual/in-person volunteer opportunity provided by Catholic Charities of Tennessee. Volunteers must be located n the state of Tennessee to participate.

The tasks and responsibilities of this role include:

  • Committing to build a supportive relationship with a refugee youth
  • Attending and actively participating in mentor orientation and pre-match training
  • Meeting with the mentee virtually at least once weekly to provide community, support, and educational or professional guidance
  • Completing and submitting monthly activity logs
  • Regularly communicating with the Refugee Youth Mentor Program Coordinator to check-in and follow up

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About Catholic Charities, Diocese of Nashville


2806 McGavock Pike, Nashville, TN 37214, US

Mission Statement

Following Christ’s example, we recognize the dignity of all people and serve our neighbors.


As the social service arm of the Diocese of Nashville, we assist more than 69,000 people each year in 38 counties across Middle Tennessee through 42 different programs. Social ministry to all of God's children is fundamental to our mission. Therefore, the services of Catholic Charities are available to people of every religious, ethnic, cultural, and racial background. The causes we serve include:

  • Disaster Recovery
  • Emergency Assistance
  • Emotional Support
  • Family Resource Centers
  • Housing Stability
  • Hunger Relief
  • Job Training
  • New Americans

Day after day, the staff and volunteers at Catholic Charities perform acts of love, goodwill, and kindness to make life better for the poor and unemployed, the young and old, for individuals and families, and for strangers in a new land.


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


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Catholic Charities of TN2806 McGavock PikeNashville, TN 37214


  • General Education
  • Mentoring
  • English as a Secondary Language (ESL)
  • Youth Services
  • Child Advocacy
  • Relationship Building


  • Group


  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training
  • Mentors commit to meeting with a mentee for a period of six months, typically meeting weekly for an hour.

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