Volunteer Opportunities and Internships
Thank you for your interest in New American Pathways! Volunteers are essential to the success of our programs. There are plenty of ways to get involved, individually or with your business, community, school or faith group. The first step for all of our volunteers is to attend a volunteer orientation! These are about an hour long and held at our office (2300 Henderson Mill Road, Atlanta GA 30345). We will talk about the journey of a refugee, New American Pathways, and ways you can get involved! We’ll also cover background checks, which are required for every volunteer.
Please remember your $20 volunteer deposit ($10 for students) and a form of ID. If you want to pay online, here’s the link- https://donatenow.networkforgood.org/newapbackgroundcheck
Our Next Orientation is:
Saturday, August 19 at 10:45 AM
Our Newest Volunteer Opportunity: Be a PathDriver!
Want to get involved right now? Join our latest campaign to raise critical funding for programs like English at Home, Vocational Counseling and Civic Engagement –critical support for Georgia’s refugee and new American population.
Join us and become an advocate for new Americans!
Run a race, set up a lemonade stand, “give up” a birthday or host a virtual drive to benefit New American Pathways. It’s simple and the possibilities are endless!
The summer campaign ends at our annual gala, Red, White and NEW on August 26.
It only takes a few minutes to set up your PathDriver fundraiser – and then spread the word to your friends & family using our easy-to-use outreach tools. If you have any questions or want our help brainstorming, give us a call at 404.299.6099 x254.
Looking for a way to get professional experience serving the refugee community in Atlanta? Are you a quick learner and thrive in a fast paced environment? Above all, are you passionate about service? Come and join our intern team! We offer 18 internships for Fall, Spring, and Summer terms. Lasting roughly three months, these internships are a great opportunity for young professionals to expand their knowledge on the resettlement process.
Interested? Apply here
How to be a volunteer
The first step for all of our volunteers is to attend a volunteer orientation! These are about an hour long and held at our office (2300 Henderson Mill Road, Atlanta GA 30345). Email firstname.lastname@example.org to RSVP your spot in an upcoming orientation! Check here for upcoming dates!
Next, you can look over the list of volunteer opportunities for possible placements.
What to bring
We’re excited to have you attend an upcoming orientation! You’ll need to bring your volunteer deposit ($20, $10 for students) and a form of government issued ID. You’ll also need to know your Social Security Number. We don’t need your card, just your number to run background checks! Here’s the link if you want to pay online-https://donatenow.networkforgood.org/newapbackgroundcheck
How can I advocate for Atlanta’s refugee population?
will provide more insight to refugee resettlement.
Additionally, you can look over our 2016 Annual Report
to see your impact.
How can I report my hours?
Hours are due on the 10th of every month for the previous month.
Fill out this Volunteer Timesheet
and send it to our Volunteer Engagement coordinator at email@example.com
What’s an orientation about?
During orientation you will have the opportunity to learn about refugees and how they arrived, New American Pathways and our programs and services, as well as how you can get involved. This will be a time for you to ask questions, learn about our volunteer opportunities, and fill out a volunteer application to get started.
If you’re interested in our English at Home or After School programs, please plan to stay an additional hour as those orientations directly follow the general one.
What are the volunteering requirements?
Because the refugee population is considered a vulnerable population, we take volunteer requirements seriously. If you do not pass one of the requirements, but still want to get involved, we do have remote opportunities! Below are the requirements:
-Be at least 18 years old
-Have a SSN
-Present a form of ID (driver’s license or state ID)
-Pay the volunteer deposit ($20, $10 for students)
-Pass a background check
What is the background check process?
Your area of interest will depend on the type of background check we run. There are two background checks we run:
First Advantage uses an online database. The information on the Background Check Data sheet is used to process these checks. We do need your Social Security Number for this check. Results should come back within 24 hours of data input.
GAPS Cogent ID is our fingerprinting background check. We’ll run a receipt for you, then you’ll take the receipt and a form of ID to a UPS with fingerprinting capabilities (here’s the link to see the closest one to you). Once you get your prints done, we’ll get the results within a week! You will be notified as to which background check needs to be conducted for your particular volunteer activity.
Please note, your volunteer deposit doesn’t cover the entire background check(the total cost is $50)- please respect that the rest of the fee is being covered through New American Pathways. If you would like to support us through paying for your entire background check, please let us know!
Resources for Current Volunteers
May Volunteers of the Month:
Christian Garcia and Anneliese Hermann
Read the story here