Through the "First Friend" mentorship opportunity, ECDC pairs local volunteers with refugee families that would benefit from a bit more assistance adjusting to their new environment.
Often this assistance takes the form of teaching or practicing English, helping look for new/improved employment, learning public transportation and the area, etc., based on the specific family's needs.
Whereas our other volunteer opportunities require weekday/daytime availability, this mentorship takes place independently of ECDC, and meetings with the refugee families often take place on evenings or weekends, making it a popular option for families or working professionals.
Time commitment is approximately 10 hours a month for 3-4 months.
Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org if you are interested in being a "First Friend" and we'll let you know about the process for joining!
Good Match For
People 55+ Group
Requirements & Commitment
- Background Check
- Must be at least 18
- Orientation or Training
- 10 hrs/month
- 3-4 months