Volunteer Opportunities

Thank you for your interest in volunteering with New American Pathways! Volunteers are essential to our mission of ensuring that refugees and Georgia thrive. With our vast array of programs and services, volunteers play a definitive role in assisting us implement vital needs for new Americans. There are plenty of ways to get involved, individually or with your business, community, school or faith group.

Have a group that wants to volunteer? Check out our group volunteer opportunity page. Contact Community Outreach AmeriCorps Member,  at communityoutreach@newamericanpathways.org.

Become a New American Pathways Volunteer!

Volunteer Orientation: All of our volunteers must attend a volunteer orientation! We will discuss the journey of a refugee, and volunteer logistics!

Please RSVP for an orientation using this link: https://forms.gle/xUADGYkHAHNz6HFb9

Volunteer Opportunities

Background Check: All volunteers must receive a background check to serve at New American Pathways and donate $20 towards the check. ($10 for students). Please Note: you must be 18+ years old to receive a background check and to volunteer without a guardian.

Pay online here: – https://app.mobilecause.com

You are also able to pay in person at the orientation.

All orientations are held at 2300 Henderson Mill Rd Atlanta, Ga 30345 in our training room.

Please contact our Volunteer Engagement AmeriCorps Member, Waduda Muhammad if you have questions at volunteerengagement@newamericanpathways.org

Our Next Orientations Are:






Internship information

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 volunteerengagement@newamericanpathways.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?

This video will provide more insight to refugee resettlement.

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 volunteerengagement@newamericanpathways.org

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

English at Home Webpage
Volunteer Timesheet

An affiliate of Church World Service and Episcopal Migration Ministries
Church World Services Episcopal Migration Ministries
2300 Henderson Mill Rd., NE
Suite 100
Atlanta, GA 30345
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