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Volunteers are incredibly important to the work we do at New American Pathways and are essential to our mission of ensuring refugees and Georgia thrive. With our vast array of programs and services, volunteers play a major 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.
individual volunteer opportunities:
Bright Futures After School Program
Our after-school program is a free, comprehensive program serving refugee and immigrant students who need support in English language, academics, social and cultural adjustment, and educational engagement. Volunteers provide homework support, help develop English skills, and lead educational, extracurricular, and recreational activities. Volunteers can work with elementary and/or middle school students.
Elementary Hours: Monday – Thursday | 2:30pm – 5:30pm
Middle School Hours: Monday – Thursday | 4:00pm – 6:30pm
*GAPS Fingerprinting required
English At Home
This program serves refugees who are unable to attend traditional English as Second Languages (ESL) classes by matching them with volunteers who can tutor them in their homes or virtually. Volunteers are provided a curriculum for reference and work closely with our team to monitor progress.
*Minimum of 3 months commitment is required
This is a collaborative effort between New American Pathways and other local resettlement agencies. The Welcome Co-Op provides a welcoming home for refugees as well as MARTA training, housing set-up, welcome kits, and interpretation.
Voter registration takes place Fridays from 8:00am – 12:00pm at the USCIS building. Over the last four years, volunteers have helped us register more than 10,000 new Americans to vote!
Volunteers serve alongside our staff to assist with administrative tasks including data entry and collection, screening clients, file organization, assisting clients with applications, or helping with emergency services.
We need volunteers to help us with Ukrainian, Russian, Spanish, and French interpretation.
Career Counseling & Mentoring
Support and mentor a refugee in your industry. Conduct weekly check-ins (virtual or in-person) and provide career coaching and guidance. Join a network of mentors to build connections that will last a lifetime.
Provide transportation to clients as they get acclimated to their new homes. Tasks may include assisting with grocery shopping and other important errands.
GROUP volunteer opportunities:
Organize Donation Drives
Secure donated goods for our New Arrival/Welcome Basket, Expecting Mother, Back-to-School, Winter Clothing, Hygiene Supply, and Holiday Toy Drive initiatives. Or provide gift cards in denominations ranging from $50-$500 from providers such as Walmart, Target, Macy’s, or Visa to go towards the purchase of items for clients.
Welcome Support Team
Assist with airport pick-up and providing newly arriving families with a culturally appropriate meal.
Participate in service and education programs centered on refugee resettlement, while experiencing the beautiful and international city of Clarkston, Georgia.
Dedicate three-to-six months of in-kind, social, and emotional support to help a refugee family adjust to their new home and achieve self-sufficiency.
Sponsor a Family
Dedicate three-to-six months of financial, in-kind, and social/emotional support to help a refugee family adjust to their new community and achieve self-sufficiency.
| give items
online wish list
Current needs for new items are listed on our Amazon Wish lists. You can purchase items and have them shipped directly to our office.
Please note: Due to COVID-19, our donation needs and policies have changed. Please contact us to learn about updated donation needs and processes.
If you have questions, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org
Clothing and household items
New American Pathways is not collecting clothing or household items and ask that you contact The Welcome Co-op to learn about their specific needs for the Shop of Hope, which serves all newly arrived refugees in Georgia. You can email them to learn more through the Furniture contact form, or email@example.com.
However, you may donate gently used adult clothing to Finders Keepers Consignment and ask them to put it on our account so that the organization benefits from sales.
We do not accept used toys.
Contact us if you have any questions:
The Welcome Co-op supports all four Atlanta resettlement agencies through apartment set ups, logistics and donation management for newly arrived refugees and SIVs. They typically can schedule furniture pick ups for up to 10 miles from the Northlake area.
New American Pathways does not facilitate donations of vehicles directly to clients. However, you can donate your car, truck motorcycle, or motor home to us through CARS. Here are the details.
| give money
Giving to New American Pathways is easy. You can donate online or text “Refugee” to 91999. Thanks for joining us as we work to help refugees and Georgia thrive!
*If you need a 2022 tax receipt for a previous donation, contact us through our main contact page or email firstname.lastname@example.org
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