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Know Your Way Around Town? Be a Volunteer Driver!

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ORGANIZATION: Lutheran Social Services of Northeast Florida

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We need friendly faces to welcome arriving refugees to Jacksonville and help them get to appointments around town during their first days in the U.S. No need to speak a foreign language!

Newly arrived refugees have a lot to do in the first 30 days, including visits to the health department, Social Security, and Department of Motor Vehicles. Imagine trying to do all this while navigating an unfamiliar public transportation system in an unfamiliar city with signage in an unfamiliar language. Welcome drivers help relieve that one stress point during the first 30 days to allow newly arriving refugees to get acclimated.

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About Lutheran Social Services of Northeast Florida

Location:

4615 Philips Highway, Jacksonville, FL 32207, US

Mission Statement

" Motivated and guided by the compassion of Christ, we serve and care for people in need."

Description

Lutheran Social Services of Northeast Florida (LSS) operates five very different community outreach programs that share an important commonality - the ability to help those facing hardships stabilize their lives and earn a fresh start.

The first initiative operated by our nonprofit was the Nourishment Network - a food pantry that has fed hundreds of thousands of food-insecure families for more than 40 years.

Another cornerstone of our organization is Refugee Services; LSS has been resettling refugees in the Jacksonville area since 1980. Refugees are individuals who have been forced to flee their home country due to violence, unrest, and persecution. After a lengthy screening process, they are granted legal refugee status by the United Nations and the U.S. State Department. LSS helps refugees find housing, employment, and connects them with other vital services they need to rebuild their lives in the U.S.

We could not do our work without the additional support of a pool of talented and compassionate volunteers!

CAUSE AREAS

Immigrants & Refugees
International
Immigrants & Refugees, International

WHEN

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WHERE

4615 Philips HwyJacksonville, FL 32207

(30.27484,-81.62313)
 

SKILLS

  • Transportation

GOOD FOR

  • People 55+

REQUIREMENTS

  • Driver's License Needed
  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training
  • MVR check, current auto insurance

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